The Best Things to Buy in September

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Labor Day might be over but stores still have one foot in summer, and one foot in fall. As people end their vacations, and head back to work and school, stores are aching to get rid of old inventory and make way for the new. Here’s what you can expect to find good deals on this month:

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Plants: Nurseries and garden centers are clearing out inventory and making way for holiday plants and decorations. If you like to plant in the fall, this is a good time to pick up some inexpensive perennials, shrubs, or trees.

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Home Essentials: Once college apartments and dorm rooms are fully furnished, stores look to get rid of the necessities — namely sheets, towels, cookware — and other inexpensive decor. This also goes for small appliances like dorm fridges, microwaves and hot pots.

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Patio Furniture & Outdoor Gear: The end of patio weather, and the start of football tailgaiting season means that coolers, outdoor chairs, and grills get cheaper.

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Stoves & Appliances: New models come out each winter. To ensure there's space for these large items on the sales floors, this year’s models get their prices slashed. You can look for lower prices in September and October.

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Bicycles: Just like cars, newer models of bikes are released towards the end of the year. This means it’s a good time to buy older models.

What else do you wait until September to buy?

(Image credits: Vanzyst/Shutterstock; Home Depot; Target; Lowe's; Sears; REI)

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When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.