SUMMER ON A BUDGET

20 Jul 2015

So, I've come from China. It's Summer and I have no money. I'm sure a lot of people are in the same boat after spending up all their money on holiday essentials and clothes, there's no funds left for the rest of summer. I've spent the past week or so trying to come up with a plan for my summer where I can have a good, active summer with friends while spending as little money as possible and I thought I'd share these ideas with you. 

PICNIC IN THE PARK

You'll have a park near you somewhere! So get a group of friends together and plan your picnic. Split the tasks between you to help split costs as well; someone on sandwiches, someone on cakes etc. This way everyone is contributing something and everyone is spending less and you can all still end up with a feast. If the weather isn't the best or you dnt have a park near you, move it inside. Set your rugs on the floor and treat it just like your outside!

WHY PAY FOR THE CINEMA?

Yes, the price of the cinema these days is ridiculous and don't get me started on the price of a small popcorn! Set up a film in the living room whether it's a shared favourite or a netflix find, make some popcorn, get some chocolate and just enjoy. This way your saving a massive amount of money and you can make yourself as comfortable as possible by surrounding yourself with duvets and millions of cushions.

MAKE A FORT

Ask your friends to bring blankets, cushions and fairy lights round and get building! It puts a bit of a spin on the usual sleepover adds a little bit of fun to the night. You could even have your cinema night inside your fort!

JUST GET OUT AND WALK

Sometimes you just want to get out the house and get some fresh air. Leave your phone at home or bring it with you just for music so you can have some time to disconnect and be with yourself. If you like taking photos, take a camera or use your phone to take some pictures; there's always something to photograph!

COME DINE WITH ME BUDGET STYLE

A lot of these seem to revolve around food and here's another. You've probably seen come dine with me on TV so why not do it with your friends across a few weeks. You can take it in turns to cook for each other and have a few good nights out of it. To save money, you can set a budget for the meal as a whole so no one goes overboard.


CHECK FOR OFFERS

This isn't sponsored OK? It's just something that me and my mum always turn to before we go out anywhere. Tesco Club card have offers on all sorts of days out such as Alton Towers etc and so, if you have a Tesco Club card or something similar, definitely see what offers you can get with those before going out anywhere; you can usually save a lot of money!

So these are just a few ways to have a great summer with a budget. Have you got any other ideas?
Hope you're doing great,
Sarah x

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