Summer is considered to be the most expensive time 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.
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. 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.
Kids enjoy a lot going to amusement parks but this will make you spend a lot of money with the admission tickets you will have to pay. So why not use your local community part, bring a picnic basket, do some running and simple sports, so your kids will have fun for free on your side.
You can save your electricity cost during summer by getting a programmable thermostat and by changing the filter.
During summer, it is high time to conduct weather stripping to fill up gaps in your doors and windows, and thus you will not be wasting electricity through these leaks and consequently not paying so much wasted money.
Kids plus the hot season of summer that makes everybody change more often would mean constant washing. Purchasing an energy efficient washer and dryer would be a great investment in this case.
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. In exchange for that costly vacation, why not this time the whole family goes on camping, and get to explore nature at your locality, have fun setting up those tents with your children, bonfire and singing, and make plenty of memories without spending so much.
We consider a luxury to go out and have dinner and many cannot let months perhaps go by without eating out. The suggestion here is to limit the frequency of your eating out and try cooking at home to save you plenty of money. Shake up your kitchen by cooking at home and have a themed dinner in some nights, like an Italian night, or burger night or barbeque at the yard, and so on.