Baking Goods: Nuts, chocolate chips, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, cake and brownie mixes, Chex cereal.
Canned Foods: Soup, broth, vegetables and fruits, spaghetti and pasta sauce.
Holiday Staples: Turkey, canned pureed pumpkin, stuffing mix, boxed potatoes, gravy mixes, ready-to-bake rolls, frozen pies, cranberry sauce, gelatin, marshmallows, hot cocoa, olives, fried onion topping.
Seasonal Produce: Apples, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, cranberries, kiwis, lemons, oranges, pears, pomegranates, potatoes, pumpkin, squash, yams.
Halloween Clearance: The best time to stock up on things for the next year. Door decorations, spider webs, candy bowls, yard and outdoor props, plates, cups, napkins and tablecloths, window clings, pumpkin carving kits, streamers, confetti, string lights, Halloween candy-alternatives to stretch next year’s candy bowl supply. Also party favors like: spider rings, erasers, plastic fangs, pencils, bookmarks, stickers, and bouncy balls.
Costumes: Generic items like witch hats, gloves, tiaras/crowns, play swords, pet costumes, capes and cloaks, fangs, and fairy wings are best, especially when you have children whose preferences change year to year.
Winter Needs: Cough drops, flu/cold medicine, tissues, lip balm.
Black Friday/ Cyber Monday: Deep savings on doorbusters and advertised items ranging from clothing and toys to electronics and appliances. Research sales, make a list, and stick to it for the best results.
Seasonal clearance: Rakes, outdoor furniture, bikes.