Reminders on when to buy, what to do and why.
Look for Fourth of July sales around 6/30.
- Most stores offer additional discounts to sale items and online stores offer free shipping and other deals.
First set of fall clothes arrive in stores.
Furniture goes on sale:
New styles hit the showroom floor twice a year (February and August), and stores need to make room for the new arrivals.
Bedding and towel sales: Stores hold white sales when college students are shopping for dorm room essentials.
Nearly half of all states offer tax-free holidays
(anywhere from a weekend to a week) where sales tax isn't collected on such items as clothing, school/office supplies and computers.
- Check your state's website for exact dates.
- Hang up coats and air out sweaters. Check for any dirt or discolorations. Some pieces may require dry cleaning.
Unpack fall/winter clothes (and donate any pieces you don't plan on wearing again).
How to Fold
Always fold sweaters. And whether you're packing them in a box or stacking them in your closet, a commercial folding board makes it both quick and easy.
Center board on the back of the sweater and fold sides and arms back.
Fold the tail end up and over to the top of the board.
Slip the board out, place it under the sweater and lay it on the stack.
Pack away summer clothes (and donate any unwanted pieces).
- Avoid storing garments along an exterior wall, where higher humidity could result in mildew growth or fabric deterioration.
Grills and other outdoor supplies go on sale.
- If you're not planning on using them until next summer, leave them professionally packed in the boxes.
Second set of fall clothes begins arriving in stores.