Christmas Items–Stock up on everything you will need for next year’s celebrations at just a fraction of the cost. By January prices are usually anywhere from 75%-90% off. I buy all of my paper plates,cups, napkins this way and store them in a box for the next year. I also buy wrapping paper, bags, tags and tissue paper. Anything else that I think I can use for another holiday or reason throughout the year is also purchased at this time. I’ve even been known to do some Christmas shopping for the next year which is a huge budget saver for our house. Think along the lines of tins, gift card holders, kitchen towels, movie buckets etc. The possibilities are endless and the savings is amazing. Just remember to have a storage area for your Christmas items.
Toys- Check those clearance sales for toys you can give to your family members or your child(ren)’s friends. They are usually 50% off or more and that is a huge savings throughout the year if you just plan ahead. We have a gift box that we go through before heading out to any birthday party and the kids always love what we get them. This obviously works better with younger kids but with 22 nieces and nephews I have to save where I can.
Diet Foods- Anything that has to do with New Year’s Resolutions is going to be on sale this month. Stack the lower sale prices with your coupons and you can stock up for a few months. This is also a great time to buy exercise equipment, but always check Craigslist, Facebook sale groups and with friends and family before I purchase new. Shop snacks on sale at NatureBox!
Medicines-Usually Cold medicines, cough medicines, flu medicines, and tissues among others. Stock up now while the prices are at their lows so that way you have enough to last throughout the year. I promise that when you are sick you will thank me for this one!
Super Bowl Sunday items like chips, wings, appetizers, dips, pop/soda will also be on sale this month. Stock up for those parties now and plan ahead to help you maximize your savings!
What else do you buy in January?