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The Best Ways To Save For Your Summer Holiday This Year
With summer just around the corner, and the prospect of being able to get away this year you might have been so busy that you haven’t actually booked your summer holiday yet. Fear not, there is still plenty of time if you need to save up some much needed pennies after spending the majority of your wages on paying bills. You deserve to give yourself and your family a much needed relaxing holiday this year, so if you are stuck on ways to save up for this, then here are some ideas to get you inspired.
Sell Unwanted Possessions
If you sort through your possessions at home such as clothing, books, dvds or children’s toys, you might find that there is a considerable amount of things that you really do not need anymore and are just taking up space. With an abundance of apps and websites to sell things second hand, take some nice photos of the items you want to sell and list them online. It will likely take a bit of time to sell and then you need to post the item but at least it can go to a home where it will be used and you can get some money for it instead.
Put Some Money Aside Each Week
Whether it is cash you can put into a money box or transferring money into your savings account online, each week set yourself the goal of putting aside a few pounds. It doesn’t need to be a large amount, just something small. After several months those few pounds that you put aside will soon build up and it can go towards the holiday fund. Sometimes just getting into a habit of doing that can help you save more than you think, which will be put to much better use than simply spending it on something frivolous.
Consider Walking Instead of Driving
With the price of petrol not going down anytime soon, you might have found that you have spent a lot of your money these past few months on just topping up your car with petrol. To help you reduce the cost a little consider walking to your destination instead of driving. This will be particularly useful for closer journeys where you might automatically just get in the car out of habit. It could help you save a bit of money that would go into petrol and parking charges.
Look For Online Discounts
If you are organised you can still have lovely days out with your family or take your children out for dinner at the weekend. Just because you want to save money doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do anything at all. Shop around on various websites where they provide you with discounts or free money offers to see what you can find before you head out. It will be worth the time spent browsing online if it means you can save some money on eating out or heading to a family attraction at a discounted rate.
Turn Your Hobby Into a Little Side Business
If you have a creative skill that you can put to good use such as painting, knitting, making greetings cards or jewellery, then why not create some lovely pieces which you can then sell online. It will be easy to set up a page on a creative website in which you can sell your creations. It will be a great way to spend time doing a hobby you enjoy whilst also earning some much needed money which can then go towards your holiday fund.
With these easy to implement solutions you will find that you will be a lot nearer towards heading to your ideal summer destination this year with your family. If a few small everyday changes can enable you to go on the holiday of your dreams then it will certainly be worth it.