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Best Things to Buy in July

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Here’s an extensive list of the best things to buy in July to help you keep money in your pocket all year! This is the only shopping list you’ll need this month!

best things to buy in July

My mom and dad and I went on a little shopping trip the other day and ended up at Hobby Lobby. I was in awe of all the fall stuff that was already out! Summer just started and already the aisles were filled with orange, gold, and red.

Needless to say I did not want to leave. I wanted to buy all the fall things and forget about summer.

Some of these items were on sale, but not at their best sale prices yet. So I guess we’ll stick with the summer deals and look for the best things to buy in July.

My best tip for online shopping: Use Rakuten while you’re shopping online to get cashback and save even more!!

The best things to buy in July

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Summer apparel: Since most stores started putting out their summer apparel in April and May, early July is when they start pushing for it to go so they can start making room for fall. Be sure to keep an eye out for swimsuits, sandals, and shorts. Back-to-school clothing will be hitting the shelves soon.

Tip: August and September are also great times to buy summer apparel, but most of it is already picked over, so buy early.

Tools and paint: Any tools that didn’t sell for Father’s Day will be discounted. Perfect timing for the DIY’ers taking full advantage of the longer days. Keep an eye out at Home Depot and Lowe’s for paint deals soon. Not many people want to paint during the heat of summer, so stores push paint deals during this time.

Grills: Starting around mid-July stores start putting grills on sale to get them out of the way and make room for new seasonal products. Sears is having a great deal on grills right now.

Air conditioners: Air conditioner prices start dropping about mid-July even though there is still plenty of hot weather ahead. Check out Target’s amazing air conditioner deals here if you are in need of one.

Computers: Even though we have no idea what back-to-school is going to look like this year, stores usually have amazing deals on computers in late July. Laptops, desktops, and tablet prices make a huge drop during this time. Keep an eye out at Best Buy, Office Depot, and Staples.

Furniture: Small waves of new furniture models start hitting the stores in August, so older models will have major discounts this month. Check Schewel’s, Ashley Homestore, and Wayfair for the best deals on furniture.

Jewelry: Summer isn’t exactly the time of year everyone is rushing out to buy jewelry. Some stores push sales in order to make money between the two major holidays – Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Shop J C Penney, Macy’s, and Kay for the best deals.

Ice cream: July is national ice cream month and July 19 is National Ice Cream Day! Scoop up some great savings with coupons and sales at grocery stores all month long. Look for deals and freebies at local ice cream shops, as well as major chains such as Baskin-Robbins on July 19. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Hot dogs: July is also National Hot Dog Month so look for coupons and sales on hot dogs while you’re shopping for ice cream. Sonic and 7-Eleven usually have free or discounted hot dogs on July 23 – National Hot Dog Day.

In-Season Produce: This is a prime growing month for fresh fruits and vegetables. Look for these fresh fruits this month: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, canteloupe, watermelon, kiwi, plum, and apricots. Fresh vegetables to buy this month include: green beans, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and summer squash.

There are a lot of great deals and discounts going on this month! These are the best things to buy in July to help you save money for the rest of the year.

What’s on your shopping list this month?


Be sure to check out the best things to buy during these months, too:
January
February
March
April
May
June


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Michelle

Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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31 Comments

  1. christinafayerepurposed says:

    Great tips! And I could stay in Hobby Lobby for days haha! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! Me, too! We were there for almost 3 hours!! πŸ˜‚

  2. Hi Michelle! What a smart post. Thanks for sharing.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈHappy 4th to you!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful 4th, too! πŸ™‚

  3. A good alternative that is well worth taking advantage of. Regards
    Manuel

    1. Thank you so much for reading! πŸ™‚

      1. You are welcome

  4. We need a new air conditioner. Thank you for this great list!😊

    1. You’re welcome! I hope you can get one this month while they’re on sale. πŸ™‚

  5. cdloken says:

    Oh how I miss Hobby Lobby! Haven’t been since this all started! UGH! I hope soon! Great list as usual, Michelle! I’m checking out tools for my hubby’s b-day as we speak! Thanks for the tip!

    1. That was my first day out since everything started and I’m glad it was to Hobby Lobby! haha! I hope you get to go soon. Happy early birthday to your hubby! πŸ™‚
      Thank you for reading!

  6. Yes to discounted ice cream and hot dogs!! I’m such a child πŸ˜‚

    1. Haha!! That’s what I’m looking forward to most, too! πŸ˜€

  7. Thanks for this great list, thanks for the reminder about the summer sale for apparel, I really need a few new blouses. I’ll tell my kids about the ice cream and hot dogs, I didn’t know this. And i really miss Hobby Lobby πŸ™ can’t wait to go to the store again. I’ve been buying the candles I like but online, and I am getting them at 50% off just like in the store, but I like to browse around in the store. Have a wonderful 4th of July xoxo

    1. I know what you mean about browsing around the store. This was the first time I’ve been out since March and it was so nice. I would much rather shop in the store than online. I was amazed to see how many big stores had already closed while we were out. I hope more stay open because I really don’t like shopping online.
      Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Ice cream month?? Oh deary me 😁

    1. I know! That’s the most exciting part! lol πŸ˜€

  9. Awesome tips for best July buys! Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much!

  10. Thank you for this useful list! I haven’t been doing much shopping lately because of the lockdown, but when I hit the shops I will know what to go for!

    1. I know exactly what you mean. My shopping has all been online lately. I can’t wait to be able to shop inside a store without fear. πŸ™‚

  11. Great list of July reminders. Looking forward to reverting to our old normal. I hope our politicians will let that happen.

    1. Thank you so much! I know we need to stay safe, but I sure miss the old normal, too. πŸ™‚

  12. Just love all your shopping tips. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you! Always happy to help! πŸ™‚

  13. Great list! My general rule is to buy things that are often sold as gifts for specific holidays as far away from those holidays as possible. The prices go up so much when the demand increases! I’m moving at the end of this month so I’m trying to limit down the amount of things to transport, but as soon as I’ve moved I plan to make some homemade jams from seasonal fruits, to enjoy them in winter.

    1. That’s so true. It’s crazy how high they raise the prices during the holidays. The homemade jams sound amazing! That’s a great idea. πŸ™‚

  14. Awesome list, Michelle! Your “Best Things To Buy In ___” posts are always helpful.

    We are heavy back into home renovation here again. (sigh) Money kind of put a stop to progress for a bit. I didn’t realize that paint sales are good in July. It makes sense, though! Painting is labor intensive and even the AC doesn’t always help out a whole lot. I’ll definitely be checking on those deals, as I’ve got loads of painting to do!

    You’ve got a point about Back to School deals, too! I do wonder how this will all pan out?

    I am shaking my head in agreement with you about Schewel’s furniture. When I lived in Martinsville, I got my living room set. It is by far the best set of furniture I’ve ever owned. It is holding up amazingly well, even after taking a beating in the move. Plus, the price was incredible during a Memorial Day sale!

    Sending my love to you, sweet friend. Praying you & yours are well? πŸ€— Thanks for another incredible post!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you find them helpful. πŸ™‚
      I know what you mean about the renovations. We’re still trying to finish up the bathroom and it seems like other things keep creeping in that have to be done first. It’s frustrating because I just want it done ASAP, but life doesn’t work that way. I hope you find some great paint deals! And I’m wishing you all the best with your renovations!
      I’ve been seeing a few deals on back-to-school items already here. So far they’re still trying to start school on time, but it’s supposed to be staggered days for the older kids. I’m not quite sure how all that’s going to work, though. I’m so thankful we already homeschool so I don’t have to deal with the confusion.
      My husband works in Martinsville so we go out there shopping every once in a while. (Well, before all the craziness started anyway.) That’s so neat that you used to live there! We’ve got our living room set from Schewel’s years ago and it’s still doing great. Their furniture is really great! And even better when you can catch their really good deals. πŸ™‚
      We are doing well, thank you! I hope you guys are, too! Sending hugs and love! πŸ™‚

      1. Aw Michelle, I am so sorry to hear that you are experiencing delays too with your renovations. πŸ€— I don’t know about there, but here lately, it has felt as if one ‘storm’ after another rolled in. Up and down, up and down. Sheesh! I pray things calm down there for you for the bathroom reno to continue, better than you ever imagined possible!

        I had no idea your hubby works in Martinsville! Good grief, what a small world, huh? That area is where I consider ‘home.’ Although, when I do move back (hopefully in the very near future), I’d love to be more in the Meadows of Dan area. What you get for your money in that part of Virginia (including Martinsville) is downright impressive! Homes and large amounts of land are very affordable.

        I smiled when you said that you got your furniture from Schewel’s! How ironic is it that we lived so close and yet have ‘met’ on the big old web as fellow bloggers. Pretty amazing!

        Sending love and hugs right back to you, my friend! β™₯

        1. Isn’t that amazing? What a small world indeed!! πŸ˜€ I would give anything to live in or near Meadows of Dan, but the husband says we can’t because of internet service and we both need that. He works from home a lot and I homeschool so I guess there’s no way around having internet that works. But I’ll be happy as long as I’m close enough and I have mountain views. πŸ˜€

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