If you want to restock your linen closet on the cheap, the best time to buy linens is ...
January and August
Stores hold white sales in January to encourage shoppers to stock up on towels and bedding. Those same items go on sale again in August when college students are shopping for dorm room essentials.
Tip: Target puts bedding, placemats and cloth napkins on clearance every February. Wait for the third markdown, and you can get linens at 75% off.