Now that you’ve finished your holiday shopping, it’s time to buy the stuff you really want and need. And January is an ideal time to buy because a lot of big-ticket items get marked down to boost post-holiday sales. Here’s what you’ll want to put in your shopping cart this month.
Fitness equipment – All things related to weight loss will be on sale in January because we’re all feeling guilty about the holiday pounds we’ve packed on. So if you’re looking to buy a treadmill, workout DVDs or get a gym membership, this is the month to get a good deal.
Rugs and carpeting – After the holidays, when everyone has done their entertaining, it’s a good time to save on home improvement goods.
Bicycles – Because of all the cold weather and snow, no one’s thinking about buying a bike now, but with the new models hitting the shelves in February, this is the best time to find a deal.
Couches – New furniture also hits stores in February, so if you’re shopping for a sofa, you could save 40 to 60% as retailers clear space.
Jewelry – We’re still recovering from Christmas, but retailers are all about Valentine’s Day now, so they’re offering discounts on all kinds of bling, from engagement rings to bracelet charms.
Duvet covers – Bed and bath linens are marked down for White Sales in January and you can save as much as half off.
Calendars – Now that it’s 2017, you can get calendars and planners for a big discount – sometimes as much as 75% off even though we’re only days into the new year.
Winter coats – Everyone’s thinking about spring already, at least in stores. So those bulky coats and winter gear get marked down to make room for bikinis.
Christmas decor – Stock up on lights for next year or replace that Frosty lawn inflatable while all the holiday stuff is on sale and you’ll be ahead of the game next year.