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7 Things You’ll Want To Stock Up On In August

Things to stock up on in august

How can it be August already?! I swear it feels like Independence Day was about two days ago. Summer always flies by too quickly, but the best we can do is try to enjoy it while it lasts. And I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of that lately! :-)

This month’s edition of my guide to stocking up is very reflective of transition between late summer and early fall. Flavorful summer produce is available in abundance, and stores are preparing to equip students with everything they need for the coming school year.

So what does this mean for you? Savvy shoppers see low prices as the perfect opportunity to stock up, and you’re sure to find low prices on these 7 things during the next few weeks!

7 Things To Stock Up On In August

Things to stock up on in august

1. School Supplies

This is the best time of year to save on school supplies, hands down. If you have school-age kids at home, this is a perfect opportunity to stock up on everything they will need for homework during the school year, like lined paper, pencils, pens, etc.

And even if you don’t have kids to prepare for school, you can still take advantage of low prices by stocking up on notebooks, pens, envelopes, and any other school or office supply you use at home.

Things to stock up on in august

2. Printer Paper

Speaking of office supplies, August is also a great time to stock up on printer paper! Printer supplies rarely go on sale, so don’t let this opportunity to stock up on paper pass you by!

Things to stock up on in august

3. Antibacterial Products

A new school year often means new germs to contend with, so many back-to-school sales include discounts on antibacterial products too. Stock up on antibacterial cleaning wipes, hand sanitizers, and more this month, and you’re sure to save quite a bit!

Things to stock up on in august

4. Swimwear & Water Toys

During August, stores start to clear out their back stock of summertime merchandise to make room for new seasonal items. That means you’re sure to see discounts and clearances on swimwear and water toys!

Stock up on these items for any vacations you have coming up, or just set them aside to use next summer!

Things to stock up on in august

5. Breakfast Foods

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s especially true for students! Stock up on shelf-stable breakfast products like cereal, granola bars, and more this month to take advantage of low back-to-school pricing.

Things to stock up on in august

6. Berries

August is the absolute best time to buy berries, both in terms of ripeness and cost! Stock up on your favorite berries now and freeze them for later. (Frozen berries are great in smoothies and baked goods!)

If you’re looking for even deeper discounts, consider signing up for Driscoll’s rewards program for exclusive offers and coupons.

Things to stock up on in august

7. Corn On The Cob

Keep an eye on your local produce stands. If they aren’t full to the brim with fresh ears of corn now, they will be in a matter of days! Don’t miss your chance to stock up on fresh sweet corn this month.

Once you learn how to freeze seasonal produce, you can pack your freezer to the gills with delicious peak season corn to enjoy throughout the winter!

Related: 10 Genius Corn On The Cob Hacks That Will Change Everything!

…And More!

Looking for more information about sales and deals during the month of August? Check out this post for more ways to save!

What will you be stocking up on this month?

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
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  • Could you please send me a link to where you found that blue bag in the ‘anti bacterial’ slot.
    It looks like the logo is a fox and has a Nordic name

  • Here’s a tip (not related to today’s subject). My fav bagel combo is Everything bagel with cream cheese. I only had plain whole wheat on hand. Then I remembered I had Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel seasoning. Voila! Sprinkled it on top of the cream cheese and got the same flavor profile. Guess this could be done with sesame seeds, poppy, garlic, etc. A good choice if you’re serving bagels and not sure what kind everyone likes -just get plain and let people choose their combo!

    • We absolutely love Everything Bagel seasoning and put it on everything-our favorite is toast with hummus and sliced tomatoes topped with EB. Or avocado toast, or eggs, or corn on the cob, or salad, or …

  • You have many great tips, ideas, and tutorials that I appreciate. However, I don’t like that you showed sugary cereals. They are not a healthy breakfast food and there are better choices with cereals. I know this is a minor thing to comment on, but many parents feed this to their kids when there are so many more better options. I’m glad that many parents feed their kids healthy foods.

    • Seriously!? If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all. Jillee, I know sugary cereals are not good for us, but I still buy them on occasion.

    • I believe, everyone can have a treat once in a while. If you balance what you give your kids to eat with healthy food and a treat once in a while, I think this is a better way than forbidding all treats. Moderation!! :-)

    • I’m 53 and hubs 71 we love Cap’n Crunch. I make no apologies for that! We also make smoothies, oatmeal and eggs for breakfast. I don’t want to live in a world where you can’t eat a Twinkie! That almost happened didn’t it? I have to eat gluten free so many things are off the table, sorry twinkies you too! I really cannot believe someone found fault with the cereal in the pictures.

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