5 things you should buy in July

  • ​Furniture

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    According to the American Home Furnishings Alliance, August is when all of the new furniture starts showing up in stores. That means furniture retailers spend much of July trying to clear the decks with sales in an effort to move last year's stock.

    Granted, this isn't a universal edict. We're talking about couches, loveseats, tables, dressers, bed frames, chairs and the like. Mattress clearance season is in May, while the best deals on office furniture tend to wait until August.