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7 Ways to Save Money in the Summer

Written by Grace & Silas
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When Summer comes, everyone wants to be out and about, especially if they’re enjoying a holiday or simply time off with the family. So how can you save money in the Summer? Easily, by following these tips below.

Picnic

When out with your friends or family, it can be tempting to avoid cooking and just eat wherever you are, especially if you’re on holiday. If this is the case, it may be well worth investing in a cool box with ice packs so you can have a picnic. This way, you won’t have to cut your day short and you won’t be hemorrhaging money by paying for a restaurant meal. Bonus points if you’re somewhere with a scenic view.

Also, if you’re planning on having a picnic for the 4th of July, then here are some AWESOME 4th of July desserts!

Create

That one restaurant has their new burger out, and those high-end coffee shops are selling frappes and smoothies by the bucket load. And if you’re craving those summer treats, then Google the dishes or drinks you want to try. Chances are someone has posted a copycat recipe online. 

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Summer Fun Ideas

Summer is the time where you tend to spend a lot on holidays and days out, especially if you have kids. And there’s a variety of things you can do to keep yourself and your children entertained that won’t break the bank and will, ultimately, save you money. Go to the park, ride a bike, plant flowers, have a water fight on the lawn. The list of limited-spending activities goes on. Plus you can take the money you would have spent on a more pricey day out and pop it into your savings account.

And if you want more ideas, then check out these 9 Summer Dollar Store Activities for Kids!

Reassess Your Utility Usage

While you’re not home, make sure any air conditioning is off. Likewise, in the cold weather, make sure your heating isn’t on. These tips may seem simple, but they will save you money over time that can be used for other, more enjoyable things, or to add to your savings account.

I would also suggest making sure you have fluorescent light bulbs to keep the heat in your house down AND have the curtains or blinds pulled over most of your windows to keep the house cool. Less heat means less energy spent.

Sell Your Unwanted Goods

What better time is there than the Summer to host your own garage sale? Clear out your junk, your partner’s junk, your kids’ junk, and even your dog’s junk!  Sell them from the comfort of your front lawn and turn those dust-gathering items into money makers.

You could also combine this with a lemonade stand or something similar for extra profit. You’ll end up with a tidier house as well as cash in your pocket.

Check out some more ways to make money from home here!

Discounts

If you do choose to go away for the Summer, look for discounts to help you continue saving. Airbnb, discounted hotels, and even vouchers can go a long way to giving you an enjoyable Summer while still keeping your bank account happy.

And for more awesome ideas, you can read up on 7 Habits of People Who ALWAYS Have Money for Travel.

Use Your Garden Wisely

While on the subject of saving money, why not use your garden to your advantage? Grow your own food, such as seasonal fruits, and veggies, and you’ll save money, not just in the Summer, but year round.

And if you want some awesome gardening hacks (that’ll make your life easier), then definitely check these ones out!

It may be hard to break previous habits, but it’s doable and your future self will thank you for it. Using these tips, and any others you can find, will benefit you and you may find your Summer that much more enjoyable without financial worries clouding your mind.

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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