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 I live. It’s a great month to stock up on foods we know we will use that are marked down drastically 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

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

As summer comes to an end with school 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 for 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.

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

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

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 birthday parties, who doesn’t love a new shirt or blouse?

Breakfast and Lunch 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.

Gardening Supplies

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

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

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.

It will 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.

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 priced 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

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10 thoughts on “What To Stock Up On In September

  • August 11, 2019 at 8:27 am

    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.

    • August 11, 2019 at 9:19 am

      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

    • August 11, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      I’ve loved the exact same peeler. The slices are thin but just pile on more of them!

      • August 12, 2019 at 8:30 am

        Hi Linda, I cannot hand peel all those apples! LOL! Life is so good with those important kitchen tools!! Love your comment! Linda

        • August 12, 2019 at 9:52 am

          I agree. OUr home would be pie-less without the Johnny peeler!

          • August 12, 2019 at 10:26 am

            Hi Linda, OH my gosh, I love it! I need to learn how to make a good pie crust! Linda

  • August 11, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    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.

    • August 11, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      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!

  • August 15, 2019 at 8:53 am

    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.

    • August 15, 2019 at 9:32 am

      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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