Happy New Year everyone!!! Have you made any resolutions yet? The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your habits and choices, especially after all the excesses of the holidays. While a lot of people set goals about health and fitness, there are plenty of people who choose to focus on their financial health instead. In fact, a 2015 Nielsen survey reported that the 4th most popular new year’s resolution was to “spend less and save more!”
In the spirit of getting financially fit, I want to share some valuable information that will help you be a savvier shopper in 2018. When it comes to buying the things you need, you can get the best deal possible by buying those items at the right time of year. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a list of items that are best to buy during the month of January. Here’s hoping that you score a great deal on something you need this month, to help get your new year started off on the right foot! :-)
Curious about what deals you can score in February, March, or even August? I’ve got you covered all year! Check in around the beginning of each month in 2018, because I’ll be sharing a post like this one letting you know what deals to look out for that month!
January Is The Best Month To Buy…
If you’re in need of new holiday decorations, or you depleted your stash of wrapping paper, January is a great time to stock up. You’ll find steep discounts on holiday items at almost every store, so you can get everything you need for next year at a fraction of the cost. (The only problem will be finding somewhere to store it for the next 11 months!) ;-)
Related: Kraft Paper Christmas Decor
In January of 1878, John Wanamaker pioneered the first “White Sale” on white linen bed sheets. Fast forward to today, and the month of January is still a great time to find a deal on bed linens (but you’ll find many more color options than just white!) If you need to replace your bed sheets or get a new duvet cover, now is a great time to do it!
A lot of stores really stock up on toys during the holidays. Once the holidays are over, they often offer steep discounts on any leftover toys to make room for other items. If you have little kids or grandkids, January is a great time to stock up on toys for future birthday presents (or even next year’s Christmas presents!)
Every year, the most popular new year’s resolution people make is to lose weight. Most stores take advantage of that fact by offering great deals on health and fitness items during January. You can find great prices on things like treadmills, ellipticals, weight sets, and of course, bathroom scales.
5. Vacations & Cruises
The holidays are over and it’s cold and dark out, so naturally you might be daydreaming about plans for spring break trips or summer vacations. If you want to start turning those daydreams into real plans, you can find great deals on vacation packages and getaways during January!
A lot of people stock up on winter gear at the end of the year, but you can find some great deals if you hold out until January. Expect to find sales and discounts on snow clothes, gloves and hats, goggles, and ski and snowboarding equipment.
7. Flooring & Carpeting
If you’ve been dreaming about putting in new floors or carpets, January is a great time to buy! A lot of people spring for these items in preparation for holiday entertaining, so you can find some great deals and discounts at the beginning of the year.
8. Video Games
A lot of video game releases are times for the end of the year to coincide with the holidays. But if you wait until January, you can find sales and discounts on even the season’s hottest video games!
If you’ve been waiting for a great deal to upgrade your old TV, it’s a good time to start looking! You’ll find deals on TVs with all the latest tech, like Smart TV capabilities and 4K resolution.
January is a great time to save money on professional attire like suits. It tends to be a slow month for suit sales, so you can benefit from the retailer’s sales and discounts.
And finally, if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your ride, January can be a great time to do it! A new year means a new model year for cars, so many dealerships will start offering deals and incentives on cars from the last model year. (Yes, even cars that are still brand new!)