April traditionally marks the start of spring-cleaning season. It’s a great time to clear up clutter and eject some junk. It’s also a great time to do some shopping if you know what you’re looking for. Here are a few ideas to help you stretch your dollars a little further in the month of April.
Vacuum cleaners. Retailers always tie mark-downs of particular products to particular times of year and spring cleaning is no different. This month, you’re likely to find sales on all sorts of cleaning items to mark the occasion. However, since a vacuum cleaner can represent one of the costliest items in your cleaning budget, April is the best time to look for that new Hoover, Eureka or Dyson. You can extend your savings even more if you shop for a vacuum cleaner that’s on clearance.
Easter candy. Easter falls on April 21 this year. That means that on April 22, retailers will begin marking down their leftover Easter candy and other Easter items. If you have a storage area that’s cool and safe – and that the kids can’t get to – it only makes sense to buy next year’s Easter candy now. Easter is on April 12 next year, so you can start the process all over again on April 13, 2020.
Thrift stores. If money is tight, thrift stores can be a real godsend. From clothing to furniture to small electronics, thrift stores prove that one person’s unwanted items really can be another person’s treasure. And it just so happens that, thanks to the spring cleaning phenomenon, April is one of the best months to hit the thrift store. You’re apt to find the greatest selection of the year as the store shelves fill with “victims” of spring cleaning.