Although Black Friday is a few weeks away, you can find lots of deals available so you can start comparing prices now. Like last year, the 2023 holiday sale season started early, with major retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Target offering big sitewide events in early October. A difference is this year prices will remain steady through Black Friday.
In the Seattle area, we’ve had a few nice days among the rainy ones. I’ve had some more time to work on getting my yard ready for winter, along with assistance from my yard work helpers. One fun thing that happens in October is my daughter Mona’s birthday. What a wonderful day when she was born. Such a beautiful baby, who so quickly became a wonderful woman.
After one of my yard work helpers scolded me for having dirty yard waste, garbage, and recycling containers, because there were ants on the lids of a couple of them, I decided I’d clean them. Here are my tips: Use the jet function on your hose nozzle to clean the inside and outside of the containers. Tip the containers over on the grass.
The weather in the Seattle area on the weekend was great. I spent two afternoons working on the yard work tasks I wrote about last week, with an emphasis on weeding. I’m almost finished. Monday it rained and I thought it was going to rain all week. However, the forecast is for a cloudy Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with sunny weather Friday and Saturday.
October isn’t one of the best months for sales, but it does has plenty to offer as far as deals go. Black Friday has started to stretch into the middle of the month instead of just happening in November. And, October is also well-known for Halloween sales. For the best things to buy in October, DealNews.com offers these suggestions:
Several weeks ago, I got out several articles from years past on how to get your yard ready for winter. I looked them over and puzzled over what to have for a lead for this year’s article. It soon became obvious. As the days passed and the garden began to fade and the weeds kept growing, the answer was it was time to get going on all the chores.
For vegetable gardeners, August and September are when harvest occurs and you see the fruits, or rather the vegetables, of your labors. The star of my gardening efforts this year is the raspberries. Years ago at my local co-op, I bought a pot of raspberries, one of my favorite foods. It grew into this wonderful patch.
As summer is winding down, you’d think back to school sales would be the best bet for deals. However, it also brings free cookies, tax free shopping, deals on garden tools, and more. Here’s what DealNews.com suggests as the best bargains to look for in August: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day deals on Aug. 4.
I love the beautiful summer days here in the Seattle area. People are streaming into Western Washington due to the mild weather, attractive as climate change worsens, and the job opportunities. It’s so nice to be enjoying 70 degree weather as many areas of the country swelter. I’m also appreciating my wonderful garden.
It’s hard to believe that the July Fourth sales are coming up. It seems like the Memorial Day sales were just yesterday. July Fourth is a huge shopping holiday in the United States and marks the middle of summer. Look for the sales to begin far in advance of July Fourth. DealNews.com offers these tips for the July sales: