Ways to save money this summer.
Summer often comes with many things: good weather, good moods and school holidays. But it also comes with expensive days out and costly family holidays. Thankfully, summer also brings with it plenty of opportunities to save money. With this in mind, the team who provide Logbook Loans from Auto Advance have put together some ways to help you save the pennies this summer season.
Grow your own food.
Summer is the ideal time to make the most of your garden, if you have one, or outdoor space, and have a go at growing your own food. From fruits, like tomatoes and apples to vegetables, like green beans and peppers, there’s plenty of foods that you can grow, which can save you money on buying them with your weekly shopping.
Watering your garden.
If you have a garden, avoid watering your grass and plants at midday. This is because the water will evaporate quicker at this time – when the day’s temperature is at its highest – meaning you’ll need more water, particularly on hot days. Instead, if you water your lawn early in the morning or late in the evening, you’ll need less water, which will help save money on your water bills.
Make the most of the light evenings and get yourself outside to save on your electricity bills. It can be tempting to just slouch in front of the TV after a hard day at work. But sitting out in the fresh air at your local park, or going for a nice walk around your local area, can be a much cheaper and healthier alternative.
Don’t take the car.
Whenever you can, walk instead of taking the car to save on your petrol costs. If you’re just popping to your local shops, leave the car in the driveway and make the effort to walk. Also, consider hiring or buying a cheap bike this summer to get to and from work or to use for days out, if you can. This can help save you money and be a great way to get some regular exercise too.
Free outdoor trips.
There are plenty of great family days out to enjoy in the summer, which don’t cost a penny to visit. From fun trips to your nearest seaside to picturesque walks through woodlands, and nature trails along canals or around reservoirs, there’s lots to choose from. You could even make these days out into educational trips for your kids, like giving them a list of insects or wildlife to spot while you’re there.
Sales and offers.
Finally, there is often a long list of promotional offers and sales in the summer months for everything summer related – from holiday clothes to patio furniture to outdoor days out, like theme parks and zoos. It’s worth signing up to online coupon sites and top retailers to keep an eye on the best daily or weekly offers and help make your money go further.