While you may be considering giving shopping a break after the holidays, January is a great time to score some great deals on items for your apartment home. Here are eight purchases to make in January that won't break your new year's budget.
1. Holiday Cards, Wrapping and Ornaments
This one is a no-brainer. No retailer wants to have seasonal products taking up their inventory and stockroom, so you can pick up these items at deeply discounted prices.
2. Bedding and Linens
While today's sheets and towels come in a rainbow of colors and patterns, January has long been the traditional month for "white sales." Prices can go as low as 50 percent off retail.
3. Winter Clothing and Accessories
While many areas of the country can look forward to another three to four months of cold weather, retailers are already making room for spring clothing. Look for 40 to 70 percent savings on items that you'll still be able to use this year.
Invite your pals over to watch the Super Bowl on your brand-new big-screen HDTV. Electronics companies will be rolling out their shiniest new models with upgraded technology, so you should be able to find a previous generation 55-inch set for less than $500.
New furniture styles are generally released in February and August, so many retailers will run generous sales to clear the floor for the new pieces.
6. Fitness Gear and Equipment
You'll be more likely to keep your New Year's health resolutions when you can hit the treadmills at our 24/7 fitness centers with some stylish new workout clothing and accessories.
7. Video Games
Manufacturers show off all their newest games at NYC's national toy show in February, so stores eagerly anticipating the hot new titles will want to clear out their shelves in January.
8. Tax Software
January kicks off the new tax season. If you're strictly DIY with your returns, you can nab some good deals on tax software.