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More Fun This Summer and Save at the Same Time
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.
But for all you know, you can consider summer as a season to practice saving some costs and become thrifty. Thus we came up with some great money saving ways that can make you further enjoy summer and at the same time have fun during the season.
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 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.
Another idea to be thrifty during summer is by getting a programmable thermostat and changing the filter, this way you will still be cool but not spending so much of your electricity.
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.
A lot of washing can be noticed during summer with children in the house playing and giving you dirty clothes more often, and so you will be doing lots and lots of washing. Therefore, we recommend that you invest in a washer and dryer that is going to be economical.
Nothing beats the whole family going on a vacation somewhere you wish to go, but the big problem is you will spend a lot of money in this activity with everybody on board. 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 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.