What to buy at Lowes in August. August marks the beginning of the end of summer. You still have some time for outdoor projects like a deck, new windows or a roof, but time is running out. It brings in those lazy dog days of summer with warm temperatures and all you want is a glass of lemonade and the living is easy.
Well, sort of. There’s always something to do around the house or yard to keep things looking good.
When August arrives, July’s Fourth of July sales are behind us, and September’s Labor Day savings are just around the corner. So what deals happen in between?
This year, with Labor Day, the holiday weekend sales will start at Lowes and Home Depot on Thursday, bringing that sale event into the entire first week of September. Then the kids will start heading back to school soon, so us adults can get back to our somewhat normal schedules. Whether you’re haveing an at-home or in-person school year, back-to-school sales will be great in August.
Look for sales at department stores and office supply chains. Expect deals on backpacks, pens, pencils and other essentials. And as with any sale, remember to apply relevant coupons and coupon codes.
Lets take a look at what’s good and bad to buy for August.
Patio Furniture. Remember, that your best deals on patio furniture is usually after Labor Day. This year may be one of those years where it will pay to shop a little earlier. Typically we see a much higher number of patio furniture discounts in mid August and September.
However, this year has been a bit of an exception, with Lowes stores offering above-average sales already. In fact, during our July 4th preview, we noted that discounts have been much steeper compared to the same time last year. This means it might not be worth waiting until September, since prices are already deeply discounted and inventory is rather low at many stores.
My advice is to buy in August this year because selection will be very low or non existent come September. You may be able to mix and match some pieces by looking at stores like Home Depot, Sears, Walmart, and Target for discounts of up to 75% off.
Storage Organization, Containers, Moving Supplies and Totes: August is also the busiest month for moving. Whether its you and your family or someone going off to college, you will need moving supplies. If it’s something a college kid would need, it’s going to be on sale this month. If you need storage totes, or other dorm-friendly items, this is the time to get them.
Lowes and Home Depot will have large displays of storage containers stacked at the entrance this month. Its also a great time to get packaging supplies and boxes. Your going to need them in a few short months when you start sending out holiday packages.
Paint and paint supplies. August marks the last month when all regions of the United States can safely work on exterior paint projects. Cooler days and evenings mean time is running out. Outdoor temps need to be above 50 degrees for your best results.
But don’t forget interior painting during August either. It means you can keep the windows open during painting and keep that fresh air circulating through out the house. Its also a good idea to get in some end of summer carpet shampooing done too.
Although August has no holiday, it’s still a busy month for retailers and shoppers. Back-to-school sales are at their peak, so look for deals on electronics, clothes, backpacks and school supplies this month. And if you have an office, don’t miss out on those supplies like notebooks, pens and pencils, copy paper and boxes at once a year low prices.
You still have one more month of summer! Make the most of it. One or two more get-togethers with family and friends. A clean sweep of your garage at the end of the summer. One more bonfire with marshmallows and making smores!
The end of summer isn’t the end of the fun. It’s time to set back and look back at all you’ve accomplished and share some laughter with friends. Come September, when it’s time for you to put away your patio furniture, gardening shears, BBQ grill and everything else, you’ll realize how great summers are.
By Victoria Stone