People consider summer as the most expensive season 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. 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. And so to keep your costs down this summer, we suggest a family that goes camping, explore your surroundings, have fun setting up the tents with the kids, make a bonfire and sing around it, and so on.
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. 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.