When to get the best deal on everything

If you’re anything like me, you’re trying to figure out any way to save a penny.  With the market being the way it is, unemployment on the rise, and plunging housing prices, you want to get the best deal.  Whether you need a new appliance or are looking for cheap ways to brighten up your landscaping, here’s a quick guide for finding the best deal on what you need for your home.

Fall is actually the best time to purchase shrubbery, trees, and other yard items that are meant for the summer season.  Stores want to get rid of their extra inventory and make room for what’s needed for winter.  You can also find great deals on lawnmowers, sprinklers, grills, weed trimmers, and patio furniture.  March and April are other great months to shop for lawnmowers.

If you’re looking to replace a broken appliance, such as a dishwasher or washing machine, you’re at exactly the right time.  September and October is typically when the new models come out, so it’s a great time to find deals on last year’s selection at remarkable prices.  If you can’t afford it right now, be sure to watch the circulars for other great sales around the holidays, especially 4th of July, Memorial Day.  Those are great weekends to save some money.

Linens, towels, and sheets can be gotten for the cheapest prices in January.  That’s when most stores offer their “white sales.”

Right before the holidays, most people decide is when they want to do a vast amount of home improvement.  So right after the holiday season is when stores lower prices on carpet and flooring, like hardwood and ceramic tile.  So wait until January to do any shopping for flooring.

Just like appliances, furniture stores tend to have their biggest sales around the holidays, 4th of July, Memorial Day, even Mother’s and Father’s Day.  Other stores do it twice a year, in January and July, since new furniture is entering their inventory in February and August.

If you need power tools, you’ll notice that the biggest sales are during Father’s Day and Christmas.  They figure that is when gift giving for men is at its highest.  Check the circulars to find the best deal.  And don’t just rely on Home Depot.  Be sure to look at stores like Sears, too.

More information on other household items and when it’s best to grocery shop, use energy, and get gas can be found here, here, and here. Be sure to visit me online for any real estate needs or questions.