The Best Time of Year to Buy Household Items

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine

Who doesn’t love a deal? I loved this article at Realty Times, which recently revealed the best time of year to buy certain household items in order to score the biggest bargains, based on research from AARP and LifeHacker.

January: Furniture, new flooring, and bedding and linens

February: Air conditioners and older model televisions that will soon be moving out for newer models

March: Gardening tools, china, and flatware

April: Vacuum cleaners

May: Barbecue equipment, patio furniture, and home office furniture

June: Tools

July: Kitchen appliances, such as refrigerators and ranges

August: Linens and storage containers

September: Grills and lawn mowers

October: Appliances and clearance patio furniture and outdoor items

November: Electronics, appliances, and tools

December: Televisions, electronics, and small appliances like toasters and blenders

Read more month-to-month breakdown of household discounts at Realty Times.

Melissa Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.

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  1. I just read in the April 26 – 28 USA Weekend that May is the best time to buy mattresses as new stock comes in around then. Can anyone corroborate this?

  2. The best time of the year to buy furniture is ALWAYS Presidents Day in February and Labor Day in September, Guaranteed! Biggest sale of the year! My guess would be that appliances also might be on sale at this time as well. I am sharing this article. Great share for buyers.

  3. Really best time to buy a useful household products, defiantly we gets best items with right price.

  4. Thank you for sharing. We all wait for the biggest bargains all year long!