Have you ever heard of January White Sales? Ever wonder where it came from? This is an excerpt from the cbs news…
January white sales are going on in stores everywhere. And while you may be enticed by the word “sale,” you still need to know how to shop for good linens, to take full advantage of the opportunities stores present you with.
In 1878, John Wanamaker of Philadelphia department store fame decreed January to be the time for a “white sale.” Bed linens, which were available in white only, were sold at a discount. It’s believed he might have done so to keep linen makers in business during a slow time of year.
It wasn’t until the late 1950s that prints, as well as colored sheets, were also included in January white sales. White sales also include blankets, bedspreads, sheets, towels and washcloths, kitchen towels, etc.
Watch for the great sales and, while you are at it, organize the shelves in the linen closet, the bathrooms, and the kitchen drawers! Heck, it’s cold outside; why not make the inside warm and inviting?
Read the entire article here.
Each month I will feature really great deals at the best time to buy them! Stay Tuned for February, it’s right around the corner!
I know I’m a little late to the game with this month; however you can still score some really good deals. These are a couple of good deals from Amazon I liked but you may find other “white sale items” so leave me a comment on any good deals you may come across!
My favorite deal on Amazon: Renaissance 600 Thread Count 100% Cotton Sateen Sheet Set – $41.49 (down from $120.00!)
I also always get a lot of great deals on Overstock.com. Be sure to check out their Bedding & Bath Category this month!
What great “white sale items” have you scored this month?