What to buy at Lowes and Home Depot in January. It’s the start of the new year and people want to clean and organize. Time to put away the Christmas decorations and get organized for the new year.
You can kick off the new year by knowing which products are bargain and which discounts may need a little more time. Below are some products likely to be at their best price in January.
If you are planning your summer vacation, I also have the link to the National Parks at the end of this article. Free admission days and park passes to over 400 National Parks!
Closet, garage, laundry and kitchen organization projects are some of the most popular projects in January. Lowes will have clearance deals on Christmas decorations and special buy pricing on storage bins and containers, cleaning supplies, moving boxes and packaging supplies.
Don’t forget other retailers who have great deals too. January is also the best time to look for discounts on bedding and linens as major retailers like Kohls and Target will have the annual “Bedding and Bath Sales” in January.
Totes and Storage Containers:
January is the best time to buy totes and storage containers at Lowes and Home Depot.
Everybody has a New Years resolutions to get organized and it lasts for about two weeks! And you can’t miss the display of storage and organization products right at the front of the store when you walk in!
Home Depot and Lowe’s will still have a few Christmas decorations, artificial trees and inflatables in store and online. The selection will be less, but the savings are up to 90% off!
Pick up some great deals on the red and green Christmas storage containers from Lowes that will probably be on clearance. These totes are the same as the regular blue or clear totes, but Lowes has the red and green only for the holidays in the Christmas section. Then they go on clearance in January. Pick them up at 25%-50% off.
Gas Grills In January:
There is not really an off season to grilling anymore, but if there is an off season, January is it. The new gas, charcoal and electric grill models are coming in, but it’s not like “next year’s model” will be remarkably better than last years, right?
Buying a grill in January can make sense. Check out the clearance prices on last years models or get a great price on floor displays or slightly dented units and save big.
Fiberglass Insulation and Weatherstrip:
Its true, you don’t think about insulation and weatherstrip until its cold outside. By properly insulating your home you can create a more comfortable, consistent indoor climate while significantly improving your home’s energy efficiency.
January is a great time to buy insulation products as inventory levels are beginning to be reduced at stores. Stores stock up on these products in October to prepare for the colder months and begin to reduce inventory and selling space in January. In order to do this, they put insulation and weatherstrip on sale.
What else can you find a great deal on in January?
Treadmills and Ellipticals:
You won’t find exercise equipment at the home improvement store, but the deals are out there. You know you made at least one New Years resolution to lose weight. Time to follow through this year and actual do it.
January is an excellent time to get a deal on fitness gear and equipment. There have been almost double the number of deals in January, and discounts spill over into February. Look for stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical trainers, and training accessories.
Save your video game spending for after Christmas. Video game manufacturers release new games in November and December in time for holiday shopping. Wait until January and February to buy your video games to get a better deal.
January Tax Software Deals:
Tax season is just around the corner. You will start seeing tax software sales that take up to 35% off tax filing. Find early tax software deals on Turbo Tax, H & R Block and Intuit.
Keep an eye out specifically for deals that discount state filing. Many tax software programs offer free filing for federal tax returns, but you still have to pay for state returns, which will cost you an additional fee.
Latest Prices: Tax Software At Amazon
Visit Nearly 400 National Parks This Year – Free of Charge!
Did you know you can visit the National Parks free of charge on select days each year? The dates are:
Six days during the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates:
- January 17: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 16: First day of National Park Week
- August 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 24: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
National parks, over 400 parks are available to everyone, every day. The free admission days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the 127 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. Many parks are free every day of the year. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
All national parks will feature free admittance all day long. While a large number of our parks are free of charge, some do charge admission. Notable parks that offer free admission include most visited parks in the country, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Olympic National Park. You’ll save roughly $20 to $25 per vehicle.
Check Out More January Deals
January is an excellent month to get deals on select items. You may not know it from the weather, but for retailers spring isn’t far off. As shoppers take down their holiday stuff and look at spring cleanup, you want to spruce things up and think about changes for the new year.
Winter clothing usually sees the the first markdowns right after New Years. Stores know spring is right around the corner and space is limited. January is a good month to find a wide assortment of sweaters, jackets, boots and other winter clothing at a discount. February and March will see bigger clothing discounts but your choices will be limited.
So get outside or go online and check out the deals. January. And don’t forget about that summer vacation to a National Park! The trips not free but admission is!
By Victoria Stone