More Fun This Summer and Save at the Same Time
Summer is considered to be the most expensive time of the year. This impression is probably because of what most of us would experience during the summer season like those hidden and spontaneous expenses that we did not anticipate. The fact that our children will not be in school, and so they have to have enjoyable activities, our homes need to be ready with them around the whole day, and household chores seem to be increasing like more washing to be done, and these will all equate to expenses.
If you look at the brighter side of summer, it is the time of the year when you can get into the habit of cutting down costs and save money. And so, we are giving you the following ideas that can save you money during summer and still enjoy the season.
Parents know that kids have fun in an amusement park, but you will spend a lot with the admission tickets. We suggest therefore that you go to your local community park, and get free fun by having a picnic there, play some baseball catch or soccer, and at the same time you do not have to pay for any ticket at all.
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.
Also, to avoid wastage of your electricity and of course your money, it is good to check for leaks in your home and fill up those gaps in your doors and windows by weather stripping.
So we know that if kids are just in the house playing and making themselves dirty, you will be doing a lot of washing. Therefore, we recommend that you invest in a washer and dryer that is going to be economical.
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 cannot imagine not ever going out to eat for this is one luxury that we cannot miss out forever. So in lieu of frequent eating out, why not everybody take turns in cooking at home and in the process save some money. You can make it fun by having a themed dinner at least once a week, like Italian night, or Mexican night, or Chinese night and so on, and also do some cooking at your lawn.