What To Stock Up On In September

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Are you ready to hear what to stock up on in September? If you need to replenish your canned tomatoes or soups, this is the month! You may want to buy a bag or a bushel of apples to preserve for later.

You can dehydrate some, make applesauce, or even apple pie filling. Who doesn’t love apple slices dipped in caramel, the list is neverending for apples.

The weather in September is not really cold the first week, but could turn cold very quickly where many of us live. It’s a great month to stock up on foods we know we will use that are marked down drastically. What a great way to save us a lot of grocery money. I call it my stock up on soup ingredients month.

If you are looking to replace some of your camping supplies or garden tools, this is a great month to watch for sales.

What To Stock Up On In September

Apples

What To Stock Up On In September

Apples will be priced at really low levels because the trucks are delivering the in-season apples right now! You may want to learn to dehydrate some apples if you haven’t done it before. They are one of the easiest fruits to do. Here is my post with pictures: How To Dehydrate Apples This is my favorite Apple Peeler/Slicer.

You may want to stock up on frozen apple pies because they will be marked down with coupons or online ads. If you love making applesauce, this is the time to make it with freshly picked apples. Apple butter and apple juice will be on sale.

If you want to buy apple-related products in jars or cartons, watch for markdowns galore. Watch your mailbox flyers for additional sales on everything made with apples.

Camping Supplies

What To Stock Up On In September

As summer comes to an end with schools starting back up, and family vacation time is drawing to a close, watch for camping gear. If you have had an eye on that tent you want, sleeping bags, lanterns, camp stoves, this is the month to buy them.

You may want to give your family some camping equipment as gifts to use for vacations in the future, or some emergency prep efforts. If they have any coolers left, this is the month to buy one or two. This picture will remind all of us to stock up on flashlights and batteries. My sweet friend, Harry from Texas, sent me some C and D batteries because I mentioned I couldn’t find any. I’m so thankful for my readers, like Harry, who have blessed me in so many ways.

Canned Soups

Canned Soups

A couple of months each year you will see canned soups marked down. September is a great month to buy a case or two of your favorite cans of soup. My favorite cases to buy are cream of chicken and cream of mushroom.

If you can’t use a whole case split the case with neighbors and you will all have some food storage, and you saved money along the way.

Canned Tomatoes

Canned Tomatoes

If you are low on canned tomatoes, this is the month to buy a case or two of diced tomatoes, tomato paste, or stewed tomatoes. Just think of all the soup, spaghetti, chili, and stews you can make. Watch for coupons to purchase green chilies too, you will love the savings!

Man, it feels good when I can make several meals from my pantry. With winter coming, get your slow cooker ready. Life is good when dinner is cooking in the kitchen, right?

Children’s Clothing

What To Stock Up On In September

The department stores are clearing out the back-to-school kid’s clothing, so you may want to be ready to stock up on the sizes you will need in a few months. You will see summer clothes drastically reduced, but with limited supplies. The stores are getting ready to stock winter apparel like heavy coats, sweaters, hats, and gloves.

So it’s a great time to stock up on sandals for next year, if you can gauge the sizes you will need. Swimming suits will be priced down big time. It’s a great time to snag a few sizes for next summer. I have seen some summer clothing marked down to pennies on the dollar, literally.

You may want to consider stocking up on items you can give as Christmas gifts or for birthday parties, who doesn’t love a new shirt or blouse?

Breakfast and Lunch Items

Breakfast Items

The kids will be going back to school so you will see bargains on peanut butter and jelly for lunchtime. You will see frozen breakfast items like waffles, bagels, French toast sticks, and burritos on sale. Keep an envelope with those coupons because you will save so much money. Typically, cold cereal is on sale this month and sometimes you can buy one box and get one free, with coupons.

What To Stock Up On In September

Gardening Supplies

What To Stock Up On In September

Watch for the clearance prices on hoses, garden hand tools, garden gloves, grass clippers, seeds, potting soil, and pots, lot of pots! Look around your home for damaged garden tools, and replace them now.

The stores are gearing up for the holidays as in Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations. This is when I buy 10-12 garden glove sets for less than $1.00 each so I’ll be ready for some heavy-duty gardening next spring.

Grills and Meat

What To Stock Up On In September

This is the month to replace your barbecue, if you think it’s time for a newer model. The stores want to clearance them out to make room for fireplace units and portable heaters. It’s a great month for a neighborhood party with the hot dogs, hamburger patties, buns, and steaks marked down big time.

If you need ketchup, mustard, or relish, grab them while they’re marked down as well. Stock up on the ones you need now and in the future.

You will see big clearance prices on bags of charcoal briquettes, it’s an awesome emergency fuel product! Please store them in airtight containers. I try to buy the briquettes without the chemicals since they will last indefinitely. How To Store Fuel

Personal Hygiene Products

What To Stock Up On In September

Be sure and watch for online coupons, and mailers in your mailbox. You will see great buys on toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shampoo, and conditioner. This is the month I stock up on bars of soap, big time.

Look for everything you may need in your home for emergencies as far as personal hygiene goes. Stock up when the prices are at their lowest.

These items seem to last forever, literally. Hand sanitizer containers will be marked down so you may want to donate a few to your local school teacher’s stash. Let’s do our part by helping cut down the sickness this time of year.

If you can get the facial tissues cheap enough, donate a box or two to your favorite school or teacher. It will be so appreciated, I promise. Here again, stock your Home Pharmacy and emergency first aid kits.

What to Stock Up On Each Month:

Final Word

I hope you enjoyed my post today on what to stock up on in September. It’s all about buying the items we need when they are at bargain prices. Please keep prepping, we must do it. We can sleep at night knowing we are prepared for what comes our way. May God bless this world, Linda

What To Stock Up On In September

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33 thoughts on “What To Stock Up On In September

  • August 11, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I have that same apple peeler corer and find it to be a chore to use. Its not high enough to get something under it easily to catch the peels. I have to put it on the counter or table backwards and a bowl on the floor then of course turning the hand crank is awkward. It slips loose often as well. I don’t like that the slices are not adjustable and they are always a thin slice. I do like the speed I can get my apples done but not every thing else about it. It works great for slices for dehydrating and making apple butter but the slices are too thin for pies in my opinion. I usually buy 3-4 bushels of apples during apple season as the varieties I like become available so the name of the game is ease of use and how fast I can get things done.

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    • August 11, 2019 at 9:19 am
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      Hi Stephanie, wow, on the floor??? That’s not good, dang. I used to make canned sliced apples and it worked great. Now I use it for dehydrating my apples. I attached it to a wooden cutting board and it works great for me. But I don’t make pies, so I can see why you may want thicker slices. These are about 1/4 inch thick. If you find a better one, let me know. This is the one I have had for 15 years. I remember those days of 2-3 bushels. Now I only buy one bushel,Linda

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    • August 11, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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      I’ve loved the exact same peeler. The slices are thin but just pile on more of them!

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      • August 12, 2019 at 8:30 am
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        Hi Linda, I cannot hand peel all those apples! LOL! Life is so good with those important kitchen tools!! Love your comment! Linda

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        • August 12, 2019 at 9:52 am
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          I agree. OUr home would be pie-less without the Johnny peeler!

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          • August 12, 2019 at 10:26 am
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            Hi Linda, OH my gosh, I love it! I need to learn how to make a good pie crust! Linda

    • August 26, 2020 at 9:10 am
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      Linda,
      Neophyte canner question: Is apple sauce or apple pie filling waterbath canned or pressure canned? I have no freezer space, nor a dehydrator.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 4:17 pm
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    Since it is 3 weeks till September you can start looking for chili makings. Watch for
    chili beans and the spices over the next few weeks to stock up on.
    It’s funny you should mention Personal Hygiene items and watch for coupons. The other day
    I picked up some free New papers which always has coupons in them. I got home and looked
    through the coupons……SCORE. There was 50 cents off coupons on Suave deodorant. I ended up
    with 5 sets of coupons. I usually get the 97 cent size. I went to Walmart and got 5 deodorants for
    47 cents each. It was great. So for people don’t ” have time” or ” doesn’t think it works for them”
    just watch and it will work for you.

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    • August 11, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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      Hi June, oh my goodness, I love finding coupons to buy the necessities!! Total SCORE!! One year I got like 20 tubes of Colgate’s toothpaste the big size for 50 cents! Cereal is another one I like using coupons for as well. I buy that shampoo and conditioner with coupons! LOVE it!

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  • August 15, 2019 at 8:53 am
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    Thank you for the information on keeping us prepared. I look forward to every post. I was going to order the freeze dried diced onions, potatoes and carrots from Thrive. Lots of reviews on the carrots stated they were to small and disintegrated when soups etc were made. Did you run into that problem and if so could you suggest another company? I really appreciate the time, effort and research to keep us informed.

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    • August 15, 2019 at 9:32 am
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      Hi Sue, I buy dehydrated carrots for that very reason. I figure I’m going to add them to soup so dehydrated carrots work. I tend to order dehydrated potatoes as well. Here’s my thinking, they do not last as long as freeze-dried, they are cheaper, and I use them often. The thing with freeze-dried is that you can eat them right out the can. I make soup with carrots and potatoes. You may want to look at Honeyville Grain. These are the two companies I buy from. I do not buy meals as I can cook from scratch as I’m sure you can as well. Linda

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  • August 26, 2020 at 8:33 am
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    OMG, I am blushing!!! LOL!!!!

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    • August 26, 2020 at 9:07 am
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      Hi Harry, I’m so thankful to you and your wife for being so kind to me and others in your path. God works in mysterious ways. I’m very grateful for our friendship! Linda

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  • August 26, 2020 at 8:39 am
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    With this year going so badly, I think I am going to stock up on a little more of everything.

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    • August 26, 2020 at 9:08 am
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      Hi Janet, did you see Smith’s has a case lot sale that starts today? If you are still here in Southern Utah grab what you can. We still need to get together! Linda

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      • August 26, 2020 at 11:46 am
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        Wrong Janet. I am the one from Ohio. LOL

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        • August 26, 2020 at 12:01 pm
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          Hi (the other Janet) Janet, oh my gosh, well if you lived closer we could still meet up! LOL! Happy Wednesday! Linda

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  • August 26, 2020 at 10:14 am
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    Linda, good suggestion about gardening gloves. I have not been a regular user in my garden , but I recently got blood poisining from working in my garden and spent 3 days in the hospital. I will not forget them anymore! Please make sure to wear them. We don’t know what bacteria we may come in contact with. i washed my hands and put on Tea tree oil which shouldh’ve been enough, but wasn’t. In less than 2 days I was in the hospital. Had a great surgeon and doctor. We never know! Be safe!!!! All healing well and didn’t lose my finger.

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    • August 26, 2020 at 11:48 am
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      Hi Cheryl, whoa!! I need to hear more about this! Oh my goodness! I always wear garden gloves and cannot convince my husband to wear them. Please tell me more. Linda

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      • August 26, 2020 at 12:54 pm
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        They aren’t sure what bacteria it was , but it effects the soft tssue and bones. It spreads fast. Jim Henson of the Muppets died in 24 hrs. with it. I know I was in trouble when I got up on Monday AM with red streaks running down my left arml Went to the doctor, he called the Hospital and the EM and also the surgeon. By 6:00 I was in surgery. The surgeon thought he might have to take off part of my left middle finger, but everything healed well. Saw the surgeon yesterday and he said all was healing well and no more surgery was needed.I am a Master Gardener and have taught this for over 40 years. This was unexected, but a very good lesson. Gloves are cheap considering the alternative.

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        • August 26, 2020 at 3:53 pm
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          Hi Cheryl, oh my gosh!!! I am so glad you are okay! I always wear gloves, but today I pulled some weeds in my garden box BEFORE I learned about your ordeal!! Oh my gosh! You know I tell my husband all the time to wear gloves when he works in the yard. He won’t listen to me. He better NOW! LOL! I’m so blessed I hardly have to buy them anymore because companies send them to me to try and write about them. So glad the surgery went well and it’s healing. What an ordeal! I love hearing you’re a Master Gardener! I want to get my certification. I’ve been gardening for over 50 years, but I can always learn more. Thanks for sharing your injury. Linda

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  • August 26, 2020 at 11:48 am
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    Our local grocery had gala apples 3 pound bag for .97. (I have the same peeler). I make my own apple butter. I am going to try making apple pie filling this week as we use a lot of it all year long. I also buy a lot of canned tomato soup, cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup. I found a cream of jalapeno soup . Can’t wait to try that one. I make my own bone broths, even though I have several jars of bouillon. I love cooking from scratch. We don’t use canned chicken noodle soup. I make my own. I put dried noodles,dried celery,carrots,onions and other spices in jars,then just add water when ready to make the soup. You can add dried chicken to the jar or add canned chicken when ready to make the soup.( I have printed recipes out for meals in jars). I have also canned my own soups,just add rice or noodles when ready to eat them. I ordered rechargeable batteries I found on sale. I also found some school supplies on sale. ( I have 2 grandkids in High school). I am always on the watch for ‘sale’ items. The more I can do to be prepared, the better off we are. Thank you for keeping us informed. God Bless you and yours.

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  • August 26, 2020 at 3:32 pm
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    I am blessed with a apple tree. I do make applesauce and can it but I also make apple dumpling and
    freeze them . In the winter when I want a nice warm treat I grab a few out of the freezer and bake them up in a thick sauce and eat. Even better with ice cream on them. I do peel all mine by hand. Same way with my dishwasher and bread maker….all by hand. It seems to help my arthritis at times.

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    • August 26, 2020 at 3:58 pm
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      Hi June, oh my gosh, my mouth is watering over the apple dumplings! I love hearing you have an apple tree! There is nothing better than having a homemade apple dish of any kind! Arthritis is not fun! Linda

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  • August 26, 2020 at 8:16 pm
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    Hope this helps you convince your husband.I have gardened over 50 yrs.too, but only got my MG certification 40 yrs. ago.How nice you get gloves for free to try. I wear a small, so it is hard to find my size.
    Take care!

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    • August 28, 2020 at 7:30 am
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      HI Lynn, thank you for your kind words. We all need to save money! Linda

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  • August 29, 2020 at 12:44 pm
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    Linda, our local Smith’s has case lot sales 3-4 times per year. Re: Apple Peeler/Corer. Mine sits tall enough I can set a large bowl under where the peeled, cored and spiralized apples come out. My wife makes the best pie crust I’ve ever tasted so we make a lot of apple pies. Our machine spiralizes the apples into 3 /16″ thick pieces which, when broken up, are perfect for pies.

    I love your what to buy articles. Regarding gloves in the garden–consider me a convert as working around my rebar and chicken wire garden fences I often look like I lost a fight with a bobcat.

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    • August 29, 2020 at 1:58 pm
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      Hi Ray, oh my gosh, “you look like you lost a fight with a bobcat”!!! Oh, I bet you have the best pies ever! I need to practice more on pie crust making!!! Linda

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