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Some Fun and Simple Ways to Enjoy Summer Without Spending So Much
People consider summer as the most expensive season of the year. We think of this of summer because we usually incur hidden and spontaneous expenses that we never thought of that we will spend. 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.
Fortunately, summer is also a good opportunity to practice how to cut costs and be thrifty. And so, we are giving you the following ideas that can save you money during summer and still enjoy the season.
We all know that going to amusement parks spells fun for all kids but in the process you have to shell out money for the admission tickets. 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.
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.
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.
So we know that if kids are just in the house playing and making themselves dirty, you will be doing a lot of washing. Purchasing an energy efficient washer and dryer would be a great investment in this case.
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. 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. The suggestion here is to limit the frequency of your eating out and try cooking at home to save you plenty of 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.