More Fun This Summer and Save at the Same Time
People consider summer as the most expensive season of the year. This is because we usually experience during summer expenses that sometimes we do not expect or even budgeted. Summer is the time when our children are more at home since school is done, and so we have to get them into activities to fill up their time, make our homes comfortable for them, and you will note that there will be more frequent household chores like washing to do, and these will all boil to expenses and money to spend.
Fortunately, summer is also a good opportunity to practice how to cut costs and be thrifty. This is why we are presenting to you some great money saving ideas that you can try out this summer season and same time have fun.
Parents know that kids have fun in an amusement park, but you will spend a lot with the admission tickets. So our suggestion is you get some free fun using your community park, have a picnic with your kids, play some baseball or soccer on the field, and so on, and everybody will have fun without you spending for admission tickets.
You can be cool during summer without spending so much on your electricity, and this you can do by changing the filter of your air con and getting a programmable thermostat.
Avoid spending money on your air conditioning and allowing cool air to just flow out because you have leaks in your doors and windows, thus, it is advisable that you conduct weather stripping to fill up those gaps.
Kids plus the hot season of summer that makes everybody change more often would mean constant washing. And so, it would be wise to save energy by buying a washer and dryer that is economical and energy efficient.
We always love going on a vacation somewhere or go to a place we always wanted to go, but this would mean large expenses especially if it involves the whole family. So we suggest a family local camping, this way you will keep your costs to a minimum, you get to explore your local environment, have fun setting up those tents with the kids, and make plenty of memories of the whole activity.
We all love to eat out and we cannot imagine living without going out sometimes. So in lieu of frequent eating out, why not everybody take turns in cooking at home and in the process save some money. Spice up your cooking by assigning a food theme on some nights like an Italian dinner, or Mexican dinner night, and maybe do some barbeque cooking at your backyard.