Nowadays, everyone tries to save money any way they can. During summer, overspending it easy, as many people do not even realise where they spent their money on a daily basis. A few practical tips can help you enjoy summer without breaking the bank.
Ways to save money this summer
1. Enjoy the beauty of nature
During summer, nature is at its finest. Take advantage of the sunny, warm weather any way you can. Camping is a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature at a low cost. If you are in a good physical condition enjoy hiking and do not need an excessive amount of amenities to enjoy your vacation, then, you are going to love primitive camping.Check for camp grounds where primitive camping is available. Read as many reviews as you possibly can and do not hesitate to call them or drop them an email if you need clarifications. This is a great way to have a wonderful vacation and pay little at the same time.
Picnics are a great alternative to restaurants. Pack a cooler with homemade sandwiches, fruits and refreshments and enjoy a nice lunch or dinner at the park, or even at the beach. Not only will you have a great time with your family and/or friends but will save money as well.
2. Free events
During summer, many free events are scheduled at parks. Take your friends and enjoy a free concert with your favorite band, a free play by a new theatrical team or a few movie screening. Entertainment during summer can be cheap, without the quality being sacrificed in the least.
3. Do it yourself
You will be surprised by the amount of money you tend to spend on ice-creams and refreshments during summer. To eliminate those costs, get into the habit of making your own ice-cream and preparing your own juice instead of buying them from the supermarket. If you take into consideration the fact that most children tend to eat at least one ice-cream per day, this can save you a lot of money in the long run.
4.Plan in advance
While it is true that sometimes you can save money by making reservations at the last minute, you cannot count on that, as there are no guarantees this will always be the case. On the contrary, learning to plan in advance will definitely help you save money during summer. Book your airline tickets at least three months in advance (six months if you are planning on travelling abroad). Make your hotel reservations at least a month in advance and prefer doing so during low season , meaning during early June or early September (mid July to mid August is generally considered to be high season and costs more). If you are planning on staying for more than a week and bringing your kids with you, rent a vacation home. The cost will be significantly lower compared to the cost of staying at a hotel room, especially since vacation homes are fully equipped with kitchenettes and fridges, which means that you won’t have to eat at restaurants.
The above tips will hopefully help you enjoy summer time without spending much. Keep in mind, that when there is a will, there is a way.