What to Buy in January
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What to Buy in January

Posted on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Are you tired of shopping yet? There are some awesome annual sales that happen in January that you can take advantage of. One great way to save money is to make sure you buy things during the annual sales. Miss the sale, and the prices will go back up! Here are some things that you should buy in January.

Linens
In 1878, a Philadelphia department store held the very first “White Sale”. The purpose was to bring in customers during a time of the year when sales tended to drop off. At the time, all sheets, pillowcases, and other bedding, were white in color. The “White Sales” still go on today, but may have a different name. It’s been quite some time since all bedding and towels were sold in just one color!

January is a good time to get new pillows or to buy a new bed set. Need some new sheets? This is the month to buy them. You will probably find sales on towels (for both kitchen and bathroom), too.

Socks and Underwear
Victoria’s Secret usually has a big sale on bras, underwear, and everything else they sell in January. In general, this influences department stores to also have a sale on similar items. Somewhere along the way, socks got included in these annual sales. January is a good time to go replace socks, bras, and underwear that have worn out with brand new ones.

Visit a National Park
January 19 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is one of the “Fee Free” days offered by the National Park Service. January is a good month to plan a vacation to a National Park. In addition to January 19, there are more “Fee Free” days coming up in 2015. They include: February 14 – 16 (President’s Day weekend), April 18 – 19 (opening weekend of National Park Week), August 25 (National Park Service Birthday), September 26 (National Public Lands Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day).

Fitness Equipment
Did your New Year’s Resolution include a desire to get fit and lose weight? That is one of the most popular resolutions that people make in January. It just so happens to be the same time of year when fitness equipment goes on sale. If you were planning on buying a treadmill or an elliptical machine, now is the time to make that purchase.

Christmas Decorations
The first week of January is the very end of the after Christmas sales. This is your last chance to pick up a replacement string of lights, some extra ornaments, or a brand new plastic tree, at a very low price. It might be a good idea to make sure you have the storage space for these items before you head out to the stores.

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