After exhausting yourself with all of last weekend's holiday celebrations, it might be pretty hard to convince yourself (and you pocketbook) to check out the post-Christmas sales that pop up across the country. However, I suggest you shake yourself out of your eggnog-induced slumber and make your way to the nearest mall, because there's some pretty amazing shopping opportunities available for significantly cheaper prices that you saw before the holidays. Here's a few of the best products to pick up while prices are still low.
1. Anything at department stores
From that pair of jeans you've been coveting to a pair of fluffy new pillows, anything you can find at a local department store like JC Penny's, Kohl's, or even Macy's is going to be on super-sale after the holiday buying rush. In order to make room for new products, clothing and bedding will be more affordable than usual, just in time to spruce up your wardrobe or home before the new year.
2. Electronics stores
Much like Black Friday, the Monday after Christmas finds electronics stores like BestBuy running sales on electronic products and accessories. If you weren't able to get your hands on the latest electronic fad before Christmas--those virtual reality goggles, perhaps?--go check out your favorite electronics chain and see if you might have saved a few bucks by waiting until after the holiday rush.
3. Winter accessories
I know a ton of families who buy their winter clothes during the summer in order to take advantage of low prices, but pro tip: the sales on winter apparel (coats, boots, snow pants, snow sport equipment, etc.) and decorations (all the twinkling lights you could ever want!) start directly after the holidays and can save you tons on next years Christmas celebrations while simultaneously keeping your summer stress (and snow)-free.
4. Local shops!
While it's tempting to only drop in on the big chain stores to check out sales, be sure to poke around in your favorite local shops as well. These smaller, family-owned shops have more unique wares and also run sales in order to make room for new products, so don't forget to drop by!