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Are You Dreaming of a White Christmas?

December 28, 2010 by  
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How About Cashing in on the after-Christmas “White” Sales?

In 1878, John Wanamaker of Philadelphia department store fame decreed January to be the time for a white sale. Bed linens, which were then available in white only, were sold at a discount. It is believed he might have done so to keep linen makers in business during a slow time of year.

Today, white sales usually revolve around household items. However, they no longer only involve items that are white in color, and they are not restricted to take place in the month of January!

In today’s economy most of us are watching our dollars when it comes to extras – and that includes home improvements and repairs. Particularly note-worthy sales, according to Forbes Magazine, can be had between Christmas and New Year’s, (as well as in the month of January,) when retailers are trying to show Wall Street what a good quarter they had! Some ideas for things to look for right afer Christmas:

Electronics are generally offered at cut-to-the-bone prices right after Christmas, including laptop and wide screen TVs. Both online merchants and stores are keeping the prices uber-low.

Christmas supplies are obviously a key big seller after the holidays. Stock up on lights, wrapping paper and related items if you have a place to store them. Now is the time to plan ahead for next year’s holiday decor!

Appliances are often offered post-Christmas, to make room for the new season of offerings in the Spring. Look for deep discounts on Washer/Dryer sets and Refrigerators right after the holidays.

Thinking ahead to plans for your yard? Playsets are often deeply discounted for year’s end, as well as things like grills, patio heaters and odds and ends of outdoor furniture.

If you are are like many of us, once the Christmas decorations come down, and the house is back to “normal” there is a letdown. Things look bland and uninteresting; you feel the need for the punch of color, texture and warmth that the holidays provided. Now is the time to cash in on savings for paint and accessories, and give your home a makeover in time to start a new year fresh and beautiful.

Check your local newspapers, or online storefronts, for coupons, rebates and store-centered savings. It pays to take the time to evaluate what you need, outline your dreams and plans for the new year, and get a head start on repairs and remodeling jobs while the weather keeps you inside.

Been longing for that specialty tool for crafts, or that wet-dry vac to keep your garage workshop tidy? Check Ace Hardware, True Value, Lowe’s and Home Depot for great discounts on power tools in December and January before the manufacturers roll out new items in February.

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