One of the biggest ways my family saves money is by buying things when they are on sale instead of when we need them. I know many of us stock up on food when we find an amazing price. If we can get a bottle of ketchup for $ .25, we will buy several to take advantage of the super price, so we won’t have to pay full price later. I do the same things with so many other items besides food and toiletries (I am sure I am not alone!)
Here are a few examples of items I purchase BEFORE I need them,and it will saves me money in the long run.
Clothing is such an easy item to buy ahead of time, because there are always clearance deals. You can find clothes at Target marked down to 75% off on several occasions throughout the year. Plus, add the clothing coupons that Target releases and it makes for an ever better deal. You can learn more about how I save money by purchasing my clothing off season.
Shopping for gifts year round is beneficial, because it saves you money and time. It is so easy to get lots of your birthday and Christmas shopping done during Target’s 75% off toy clearance. I keep all of my purchases in a gift closet, so I always have an inexpensive gift on hand.
I will use pots and pans as an example, because they aren’t something that is going to last forever. So, if I see an amazing 75% off deal on an individual pan or a set of pots and pans I may just buy it (money and space permitting). If it’s not something I need right now, I will save it for when my current pots and pans wear out.
These are just a few examples to give you an idea. I do not recommend going into debt to purchase these items, they should be purchased with money you have on hand. Let me know what type of items you buy before you need them.