The Best Things to Buy in January
Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 am
Best Things to Buy in January
Christmas is over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the stores are out of Christmas decorations. The first week of January is the best time to buy Christmas stuff while it is on sale. Buy a plastic Christmas tree now, and save yourself the time and money of buying a real tree next year. Now is a good time to replace the Christmas lights that have burned out with brand new (and inexpensive) strings of lights.
Items for Your Home
The department stores are having sales on items for your home. You might find great deals on bedding, bath sets, curtains, pillows, rugs, and perhaps even some furniture. Check the store’s websites for coupons or coupon codes that can help lower the cost of the home items you want to buy. January is the best time to buy an extra throw rug or to replace your old sofa with a brand new one.
The very first “white sale” happened in 1878 when John Wanamaker decided to try something new to attract customers to his store during what was, back then, a “lull” for retailers. At the time, linens (like bed sheets, pillow cases, and towels) came in only one color – white. Today, the linen sales include the same types of items, but of all colors and fabrics. It’s a good time to buy new towels for bathroom or new bedsheets for the guest bedroom.
Did your New Year’s resolutions include an interest in losing weight? You aren’t alone! January is the busiest month for gyms. Everyone suddenly wants a membership! The good news for shoppers is that the gyms have to compete against each other for new customers. You can pick up a gym membership now for a lower price than you can if you waited a few months. It might be a good idea to try and negotiate for an even better deal (like a waived enrollment fee).
You can find a wide variety things in the January clearance sales! Stores will sell coats and outerwear, and other winter clothing, for a low price right now. You can pick up a brand new calendar for a fraction of the price it was originally sold as. Some stores include socks, underwear, and bras as part of their linen sales.