I’ve been saving more by stocking up on goods when they are in their seasonal peak or regular sales cycles for years and today I am going to share with you how I do it and my list of what to buy in January to save money throughout the year.
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Saving More by Stocking Up
The following items are usually for sale in January or even on clearance for really good deals! I usually buy a ton of oatmeal to last us for the year because we not only eat it for breakfast, but I use it in several recipes like cookies, bars, meatloaf, and more.
Lots of Christmas-themed items are on clearance so I usually look at what we might need for next Christmas and buy accordingly. For example, some of our string lights went out this year, so I will grab a few to replace what we’ve lost. Greenery and ribbon will also be items I look for.
Snacks are big this month because of the Superbowl. I like to take advantage of certain items as long as I know they will keep well.
Now is the time to search the racks for winter apparel. I try to buy 1 or two sizes up for the kids so that we will have items we need for next winter.
Cold and flu meds, sinus medicine usually go on sale as the frigid temps set in. I try to keep at least one bottle on hand for each person just in case we all come down with something and our natural remedies don’t cut it.
In-season produce. I dehydrate a lot of things in my dehydrator for later use. I also freeze and home-can food when I am able to. This allows me to take advantage of great food deals at rock-bottom prices.
May stores have white sales in January and it’s a great time to replace worn-out bed sheets and pillowcases, towels, and other household linens.
Organizing stuff! Totes, bins, containers, planners, desktop organizers… the New Year brings a renewed interest in organizing our lives and companies know it. Look for great deals on these items and more!
This one is new to me, but did you know that you can buy gift cards at discounts??? Sites like Card Cash, Gift Card Granny, and more sell them at a discount. I will be checking these out to see if they are worth it and update here when I learn more.
What to buy in January
- Clearance Christmas Decor and themed goods
- Baking Kits
- Winter Apparel
- Cold/flu meds
- In-season produce- citrus, pears, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, root vegetables, cabbages, collards, kale, spinach avocado, kiwis.
- Linens, towels and sheets
- Organizing stuff
- Discount gift cards
These days, everyone needs to be saving more!
With rising prices (thank you inflation), these are some of the ways you can trim your grocery and household budget over time. By taking advantage of great monthly and seasonal deals in your area, you will also build a rotating stock of goods that you won’t run out of as quickly, adding to the security of your home and family.
Remember, this isn’t about HOARDING. If you don’t need an item on this list, don’t buy it “just because”. Stocking up in a responsible way for the benefit of your family should be an act of wisdom and never from a place of fear. The goal is to SAVE money and create a USABLE home inventory that will be a blessing for your household.
Did I miss anything?? Tell me your favorite January deals!
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