Summer on a Budget? Here’s how to Make the Most of It!
01 July, 2021
The much-anticipated summer 2021 has finally arrived! Summer 2020 arguably didn’t exist; it got cancelled due to the pandemic, which (hopefully) meant that you were not out and about enjoying your normal summer activities. You’ve definitely earned a summer full of fun and adventure! Luckily that doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. Here are some nifty tips and tricks to help you live your best life this summer, while still keeping your wallet happy.
1) Take Advantage of Summer Freebies
You aren’t the only one on a budget; luckily summers are full of free and discounted concerts, festivals, farmers markets, and much more! Bring a water bottle and pack your own snacks to avoid paying excessive prices for food and drink.
2) Start Planning your Travels Early
Airline prices tend to skyrocket the closer you get to your departure date. Stay ahead of the game by book flights several months in advance, and generally more for international flights. The same goes for hotels, rental cars, guided tours, etc. Planning ahead of time allows you to compare prices online and make sure you are getting the very best deal!
3) Declutter: your Trash may be Someone Else’s Treasure!
Unless you’re Marie Condo, you likely have extra clothing, furniture, appliances, dining ware, and tons of other ‘junk’ lying around your house. Summer is the perfect time to host a garage sale, or to sell your more valuable to local used clothing stores or online. You’ll be surprised what people will pay for!
4) Get a Summer Side Hustle
Because of all the vacationing, lots of folks will be looking for house sitters and pet sitters, as well as childcare...take advantage of these local opportunities! There are also a ton of gig apps that allow you to work on your own time, like Task Rabbit, Uber, and Doordash, to name a few. Work on your own schedule so that you can take advantage of all that summer has to offer!
5) Make the Most of Nature and the Outdoors
Spending the day at a national park, forest, or lake is at least a couple hundred bucks cheaper than going to a theme park for the day. Nature has a lot to offer and doesn’t charge you for it. Whether you are active or sedentary, the outdoors has something for everyone.
Thank you for visiting our blog! On behalf of the Envel team, we hope that you have an amazing adventure-filled summer (while still staying on top of your financial fitness). Come back later this summer for more tips and tricks for making the most of summer on a budget!
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