Want to save money in April? There are lots of things that you can add to the list to grab while they are at their cheapest prices of the year. Here is the April Money Saving guide to help you save including sales, clearance items and the April in season produce.
April Money Saving Guide
Every month there are different things that you should grab or plan on buying if they are on your list of things you need to save money. The biggest trick I have for saving money is knowing when to buy items. Sales go in cycles throughout the year and to get the best prices on everything from household goods, clothing, furniture, and groceries you need to make the most out of the sales cycles.
Different things are on sale, on clearance, and in season at different times. It is during certain times of the year that you will be able to get certain items at rock bottom prices. Knowing when to buy items is the easiest way to save money on the things you need and use.
Item’s You will Find on Clearance in April
Depending on what day of the month Easter falls, it will be about a week or 2 after you can grab the rock bottom prices on these items. Things like Easter decor and nonfood Easter basket fillers are at their cheapest now as well. I like to stock up on them and put them in a tote for the following year so I have them.
Winter clothing, winter jackets, boots and snow gear is also at it’s cheapest. If your kids are into winter sports like skiing and snowboarding now is when you want to get those items for next year. Look for swap sales to get the best prices on used ski and snowboard equipment. If you live near a ski resort many of them sell off some of their equipment at the end of the year.
If you are looking for the best things to buy after Easter, check out our post on the best things to buy during after Easter clearance.
- Easter table linens
- cookie cutters
- yard decorations
- Passover goodies
Items You will Find On Sale in April
Knowing what grocery items to stock up in the sales ad is a great way to save money. Items that are cheaper that you use all the time are the perfect items to stock up on in April then you have them on hand until the next sale cycle that they are at their rock bottom prices.
- spiral cut
- honey ham
Candy for birthday parties or events (Easter clearance)
Easter Baking supplies.
- Colored sprinkles
- Easter crafts
- cookie cutters
- decorations (tuck away for next year)
- pie fillings
- chocolate chips
- baker’s chocolate
- cooking oil
- pie crusts
- ready-made dough
- dried fruits
- disposable pans
- aluminum foil
- plastic wrap
April In Season Produce
Buying in season produce is one of the best ways to save money on produce. You can buy it fresh and then can or freeze it, along with using it while it is on sale at its lowest price. Knowing what the April in season produce is will not only help the grocery bill but also future grocery bills if you freeze some of it too.
- green beans
- honeydew melon
Money Saving things to Start in April
Start the garden. Plan a date this month to start planting your garden (Even if its just a window garden of herbs).
Buy Easter clearance items and tuck away (like candy for a birthday piniata later in the year, or buy Easter clothes 1 size up & tuck away for next year).
If you plan on having a yard sale start planning now. Plan a date for next month to get rid of toys that are no longer used, clothes that don’t fit etc. You will also want to start purging things now because while we always say it is a “weekend job” we all know that once you start purging you keep going.
Holidays in April
- April Fools Day
- Tax Day
- National Park Week
- Earth Day