Calling my smart-shopping, bargain-hunting, kindred-spirits!
Several years back HGTV Magazine published an article on the best times to shop for items needed for the home. When I teach interior decorating, my students are thrilled to get these tips and you may be, too!
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.
flooring, linens, paint, scales and fitness equipment, storage items, wall ovens
furniture, humidifiers, mattresses, snow blowers, TVs
china, garden and lawn care products, luggage, plants, vacuum cleaners
cookware, gas grills, lawn equipment, office furniture, replacement windows, vacuum cleaners
air conditioners, mattresses, office furniture, paint and wood stains, refrigerators
Summer months in general: indoor furniture
blenders, dishware, irons, power tools
decking and wood, dishware, home accessories, major appliances, mattresses, paint and wood stains
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)
beds, bookcases, chairs, gardening supplies and plants, home accessories, mattresses, replacement windows
small appliances, lawn equipment, patio furniture, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
cookware, flooring, thermostats, TVs – and just about anything for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
carpet cleaners and steam mops, cookware, power tools, TVs
HGTV Magazine recommends some of my favorite shopping venues, too: TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, IKEA, Target, World Market (the closest ones to Quincy are located in Salem and Framingham, MA but you can always shop online for this one; I first discovered their store in San Francisco), and thrift or consignment stores. Recommended online picks include Etsy for quilts, art, and home accessories and Craig’s List and Freecycle.com for free or bargain-priced used items.
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Barbara Graceffa, aka Secretary of the Interior, offers creative solutions at reasonable rates. Learn more about her services and workshops at www.sec-interior.com, and see her traditional and art quilts on Instagram @secretaryinteriordecorating.