What To Stock Up On In April

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It’s all about what to stock up on in April for today’s post. I love saving money when I need to purchase an item on my need list. If I can get those items I need at rock bottom prices, or drastically reduced, it’s my kind of purchase.

Best Buys in April

Select Produce

Fruits and vegetables taste so much better when they are in season, that’s for sure. This month watch for some really good asparagus, avocados, broccoli, beets, mushrooms, and citrus fruits. Nothing tastes better than produce that’s in season, right?

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Vacuum & Cleaning Supplies

Spring is the month people want to spring clean, so stores will be having sales on vacuums to help you clean your home. If your vacuum is toast, this may be the perfect month to find one drastically reduced in price. April will have many cleaning supplies priced lower to help us do that spring cleaning that kicks in during the month. Watch for your favorite cleaning products to help you clean your house the way you want at a discount.

Easter Stuff

This is a great month to stock up on those plastic Easter eggs that crack every year. If you buy them this year you will be ready for next year’s Easter egg hunt. Watch for the shopping baskets at the front of the store for clearance items on those Easter decorations you may want next year. You may see some great buys on chocolate to stock in your pantry as well.

If you need some new Easter baskets or stuffed animals for next year this is a great time to purchase them for pennies on the dollar. If you typically have an Easter party every year, this is the time to buy plates and napkins for that party next year at a fraction of the regular cost. Look for discounts on those cute Easter dresses after Easter. Easter hats and gloves will be discounted as well! Watch for Easter shoes and purses that are white. The stores want to clear out the shelves so they can stock summer sandals.

Mother’s Day Deals

April is a month between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day so you may see some leftover candy or jewelry you might want to give Mom for that special day. It’s a prefect month to save money on that necklace or bracelet for your mom, or special person in your life. I have seen prices reduced as much as 60% in April.

Cookware

You will see great prices on cookware either for mom for Mother’s Day or for the bride and groom getting married soon. June is one of the most popular months for weddings, so this is a great time to stock up on wedding gifts and some cookware for your mom. Watch for some really good buys on some of the best cookware.

Thrift Store Sales

This is the time of year people are spring cleaning and donating tons of stuff to the local thrift stores. It’s a great month to watch for thrift stores’ furniture sales. Inventory will be reduced to clear out last year’s stuff to make room for the new gently used items coming in daily. If you need some “new to you” furniture watch, for the thrift store clearance aisles.

Earth Day Sales

Earth Day is always in the month of April so look for for some great prices on LED light bulbs. It’s all about saving the earth and money, right? I replaced all of my lightbulbs with LED bulbs a few years ago and I save about 25% on my light bill now, year, after year, after year.

Athletic Shoes

If you didn’t get around to buying those running shoes you wanted to hit the pavement jogging, they may be drastically reduced now. The stores will be stocking sandals and all sorts of summer clothing and shoes. Therefore, last year’s models of running shoes may be on clearance.

Spring Clothing

Most stores stock their spring clothing in January or February after the holidays, so in April they need to move out what is left. Therefore, during April the stores’ clearance racks will be filled with drastically reduced prices on spring clothing. If you need gifts for babies coming soon, this is a perfect time to pick up really nice gifts for pennies on the dollars. If you have some baby showers coming up, buy some baby outfits you can take as gifts. It’s also a great time to stock up on clothes for that toddler that grows out of clothes so quickly.

Gardening Tools

Watch for garden tools that you may need to add to the ones you have now. You may need to replace those in your storage shed or garage that are no longer working . April will have ads to save you money on mulch, seeds, fertilizer, soil, and just about everything to entice you into the stores to get started on your garden. This is the perfect month to add the amendments your garden needs to produce the best harvest ever. Be sure and watch for those garden gloves you need too!

Lawnmowers

Watch for rebates on lawnmowers and yard equipment to be reduced to get a start on your yard care this spring. The stores will be running ads throughout the month with discounts on almost every item you need to keep your yard manicured for the season. It’s a great month to replace that 20-year old lawnmower.

Pressure Washers

Please remember, this is the month people want to spring clean and the desire to clean that greasy driveway is right in front of everyone. Our lawn furniture is dusty and dirty and people sometimes want to powerwash in the spring. There is something about having a clean garage floor that’s been power washed, I love it! If you have always wanted a power washer they may be drastically reduced for a short time this month.

Snow Equipment

This has been a rough year for snow or rain throughout the country, but if there are any snowblowers left, this is the month to buy one if you need one. The stores want to clear out the winter equipment and bring in the spring and summer yard equipment. Watch for savings of 60-70% off.

Car Parts & Accessories

April is National Car Care Month, so watch for deals for car parts, accessories, and service discounts for your car. If your floor mats are shot, look for deep discounts to purchase those. If your car needs to be serviced you may save 20% on those maintenance items you need done on your car or truck this month.

Final Word

It’s important we save money when we can and only spend money when we need something. It’s all about what to stock up on in April to save those precious dollars, right? Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world. Linda

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4 thoughts on “What To Stock Up On In April

  • March 23, 2019 at 6:02 am
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    Due to the recent floods and blizzards in the midwest, the prices of beef, pork, and grains is about to sky rocket. I am stocking up now. Canning meat and storing grains in mylar bags with O2 absorbers in 5 gallon buckets.

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    • March 23, 2019 at 9:15 am
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      Hi Liz, you are so smart! The prices have to go up on all the meat raised in Nebraska and anywhere near where the flooding has taken place. Good idea to stock up! Linda

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  • March 24, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    Hi Mrs. Linda,
    I’ve been reading your “blogs” for near a year maybe two. We are prepper too! We truly believe we will see something happen in our life time that will need the skills you speak off. I want you to know how much you have helped my family get prepared for whatever. We are a normal family that loves the outdoors and live in a community that won’t survive a disaster, we’ll be ready (I pray) for whatever. We even have a blow up little boat with foot pump if needed. What I’m saying is thank you and we all appreciate you and your family confirmation on what we all should know. Keep putting the good word out there! Love the outdoor washing machine too.

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    • March 24, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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      HI Robin, you are so nice! Thank you for your kind words. It means the world to me. We all pray we will survive whatever disaster. We can do this, I promise. We know what to do, we can survive. Keep prepping, glad your family is on board. Linda

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