The 6 Best Things to Buy in January

Published on January 4, 2016 By Lauren

You may feel as if you are all shopped out after the holidays. Hopefully, your budget isn’t completely busted and you can take advantage of some great deals coming up. Each month, certain items go on sale to lure shoppers in and for retailers to sell items that wouldn’t normally move from the shelves. Keep an eye on the items in this post when shopping in the coming month. They are the best deals to buy in January to save yourself money.

Gym Memberships

Millions of people are resolving to work out. Whether to get healthy or lose weight, a gym membership is going to help achieve those goals. Gyms know this and are happy to offer great deals at the beginning of the year to lure in new clientele. If you’ve been considering a membership, either for your resolution or in general, now is the time to tap into a great savings. You can find free months of membership, enrollment fees waived and free personal training as gyms look to entice all the newly resolved hoping to make exercise a priority.

Health & Fitness Items

Just as gym owners are trying to tap into those making resolutions in the new year, retailers that carry health and fitness items are, too. January is a great time to find deals on home fitness equipment like treadmills, yoga supplies, free weights and much more. The deals are best at the end of the month and moving into February as items are set to clearance to move them out of the store. I once scored hand weights for $2.00 each thanks to a clearance sale at the end of January.

Winter Coats & Clothing

January is a great time to buy winter coats, hats, mittens and more. You’ll find great deals on these items as stores clear out to make room for spring clothing (you might not me be thinking about spring break but clothing stores sure are).

This is also a great time to find clothing specific for outdoor activities. You can find outdoor running attire, clothing for skiing and snowboarding, as well as anything else you might be doing while outside during the cold.  


Retailers are, once again looking to tap into those New Year’s resolutions by stocking their stores full of items for organizing your home.

At the end of December, as the Christmas decorations are clearanced and moved out of the store, organizational items begin moving in.

You’ll find everything you need to make this resolution successful in the new year but wait a few weeks if you aren’t set on a certain color or style and you’ll score great deals. These items don’t stick around in the stores for too long and their prices will be marked down in the middle of the month.


White sales began in the late 1800s as a way to lure shoppers into the stores after the Christmas shopping season had ended. Back then, linens were only white, but thankfully today you’ll find towels, blankets, sheets, pillows in all types of colors on sale in January.


According to Better Business Bureau, furniture goes on sale in January due to inventory restocking in February. This is a great time to get a great deal on both floor models but also models that might be leaving their showroom for good. If you’ve been planning on purchasing a piece of furniture, January is definitely the month to do it.

If you are planning to make purchases in the coming months, it will definitely help your budget to check when the sales cycles occur.

This January, there are plenty of deals to be had but if you don’t see the item you want in this list, look around, it just might be going on sale in the next couple of months. If you can hold off, you’ll find yourself hanging on to more of your hard-earned money.

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