What should you buy in September to save money? What are some ways you can spend less in September?
Take a look at some categories for around the house, that are significantly discounted not only around Labor Day, but all through the month.
What to Buy in September to Save Money
Summer & School Supplies
Still continuing as I mentioned last month, anything related to summer is on clearance; although quite picked over at this stage.
School supplies are scarce in the Midwest where many schools are on a “balanced” calendar and started back as early as late July. If the sales on school supplies are still hoppin’ where you live, check this list on how to spend less on school supplies.
If you find yourself needing a new mattress, this is the time of year to start shopping around. Ironically enough, check with your elementary schools because ours have started doing mattress fundraisers. It’s the craziest thing! New mattresses are set up in the gym, and two schools compete for the most mattresses sold in order to win a monetary donation for the whole school. If your schools are doing this, you’ll get some savings and help a school out, too.
Furniture & Appliances
Over Labor Day weekend, you’ll see a ton of sales on furniture and appliances too; however for appliances I’d recommend waiting until Black Friday for even better pricing.
Cruises and Airfare
Cruises and airfare prices are dropping this month because it’s starting the off season. Check Travelocity for current offers.
And lastly iPhones – the newest iPhone 8 will be unveiled in September, which means older versions will start seeing a price drop.
I always loved going on my kids’ field trips to the apple orchard when they were younger. You’ll find not only apples at their best price in September, but also peppers, eggplant, pears, squash and tomatoes.
September is Baby Safety Month, so it’s a good time to do a safety check for your home and car, and watch for better pricing on baby monitors and other safety gear.
Take a look at more ways to save around the year!