- Shop with a list, no impulse buys. If you didn't think you needed it before you left home, you likely don't need it at the store.
- Focus on staples you know you'll use next year. Think sun screen, swim suits, garden supplies and pots, summer clothing, sandals, sun glasses, hats, bedding (pastels and summer styles are marked down), summer toys (sidewalk chalk, bubbles, pools) and kids clothes in larger sizes (i.e. if they are 2T now, buy 3T or even 4T if the price is low enough).
- Be organized. Have a specific spot in your home where these items are stored. Make sure you see it often, which will decrease the change your forget what you bought and end up buying it again next year at full price.
Enjoy the savings!