Just starting out and need EVERYTHING for your first apartment (or just love a bargain and want something new)? This blog with tell you the best times of year to buy things for the home.
I’d begin by making a list of the top items you need and then a second one of the those you want. Focus on the former first (and share this list with family and friends who want to give you a housewarming present!) and pick up those items you would like to have as funds become available. Do allow yourself a small splurge from time to time from the wish list, like a house plant or pillow (and share this list with others close to your birthday!).
Manufacturers do have sales on home products that correspond with everything from new year’s resolutions to gifts for wedding season and inventory clearance before new furniture lines come out.
Here’s the list of the best times of year to shop for home goods.
January: flooring, linens, paint, scales and fitness equipment, storage items, wall ovens
February: furniture, humidifiers, mattresses, snow blowers, TVs
March: china, garden and lawn care products, luggage, plants, vacuum cleaners
April: cookware, gas grills, lawn equipment, office furniture, replacement windows, vacuum cleaners
May: air conditioners, mattresses, office furniture, paint and wood stains, refrigerators
Summer months in general: indoor furniture
June: blenders, dishware, irons, power tools
July: decking and wood, dishware, home accessories, major appliances, mattresses, paint and wood stains
August: air conditioners, dehumidifiers, flooring, linens, patio furniture, perennials and shrubs, storage containers, vacuum cleaners
Fall months in general: major appliances (with the best prices in November)
September: beds, bookcases, chairs, gardening supplies and plants, home accessories, mattresses, replacement windows
October: small appliances, lawn equipment, patio furniture, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
November: cookware, flooring, thermostats, TVs – and just about anything for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
December: carpet cleaners and steam mops, cookware, power tools, TVs
You might want to keep this for future reference!
With many satisfied clients since 2008, Barbara Graceffa owns and operates Secretary of the Interior in Quincy, MA offering decorating services at reasonable rates. If you want to suggest a blog topic or have a decorating, downsizing/decluttering or home staging project needing professional help or are interested in hosting a workshop or quilt show, please contact her via her website www.sec-interior.com or phone 617.921.6033.