If you’re a savvy shopper, chances are you want to score the best deals year-round. The tough part is knowing what to buy when, with all the sales and occasions that pop up. Shop smarter this year by first – using the Flipp app, but also by buying items at the right time. If you’re worried about where to begin, we’ve got you covered. We’re kicking off 2021 with a list of items that are best to buy in January. 

Indoor Furniture:

The two best times to buy furniture are at the beginning of the year and mid-year. January to February is a good time to treat yourself to some new indoor furniture essentials or luxury items to refresh your home for the new year. There are some amazing deals on sofas, kitchen tables, and bed frames that you shouldn’t miss. If you’re looking for outdoor furniture for your patio or even a small swing set for the kids, our suggestion is to hold off until August when some of the best deals are available.

Home Depot has some great deals for select indoor essentials.

Health and Fitness: 

The most common New Year’s resolution for most people is to shed some pounds and finally hit their fitness goals. Most health brands capitalize on that by offering great deals on health and fitness items in January. You can find great offers on exercise equipment, weights, health food, and more. For some recommendations on basic equipment for at-home workouts, check out this blog post

Holiday Supplies and Decorations: 

We know what you’re thinking, we just wrapped up the holidays, and you’re in no mood to keep spending. If you have the storage space, holiday supplies and decorations are definitely worth looking into. Stores are clearing out their stock of festive items and will offer the best deals in store or online, so shop now and be prepared when the next holiday season rolls around. You can never have too much wrapping paper, and holiday cards always come in handy! A good place to start your search would be Lowe’s.

Winter Clothing and Outerwear:

A lot of people wait until spring or summer to buy winter wear or sports equipment, but some of the best deals usually roll in during January. Nearly all the big brands will be running clearances on cold weather clothes and accessories to make room for spring styles. Starting this month and extending into February, you can expect to see discounts on winter coats, shoes, and even on dressier items such as suits. Prices will be even lower closer to the end of the season, meaning you can still get great discounts well into the new year.

Home Appliances

The new model launches for small and big appliances tend to roll out in September and October, so many stores will reduce prices on last season’s products in store and online during the holiday season. For all the items they didn’t sell during their holiday sales, further discounts pop up in January to make way for new inventory. Now is the time to buy that washing machine, fridge, or blender you have been eyeing. Some suggestions of places to keep your eye on are The Brick and Sam’s Club

If one of your 2021 resolutions is to save money, the tips above should get you off to a good start for the rest of the year and give you the most bang for your buck. Stay tuned for next month’s What to Buy When.

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