After a very expensive month in December, Christmas and then my Birthday its now time to stop spending as much money and time to save save save. This year we have a big holiday to save for so any extra money we can save will really help. Weekend spending can soon add up and before you know it you’ve spent quite a lot of money. Eating out, cinema trips and shopping are all some of things we all like to enjoy and I’m not saying we are never going to do these things but there are also much less expensive ways we could all enjoy our weekends without breaking the bank.
I think everyone is pretty skint when it comes to January so I thought I would share 10 things I think you could do pretty cheaply on a weekend and still have fun.
- Play with the kid, yes actually sit down switch of your phone and play with the kids. Sometimes we are all very busy doing other things and forget to just sit and play. The kids with love it too.
- Re – design a room using Pinterest– yes I know this is technically leading to spending money but hey we can dream. I have loads of pinterest boards all ready and waiting for when I have the time and yes cash to do them all.
- De-clutter the house, this one is a biggy for us this year and was the only real resolution I made and definitely want to stick to. We made a start last week on the kitchen emptying cupboards throwing stuff away and just generally de- clutting. We plan to tackle a room at a time and by the end of the year plan to have a much less cluttered house. You could also sell a few items to make a bit of extra cash too.
- Go for a bike ride or just get outdoors – wrap up warm and get outside. Take the dog for a walk, feed the ducks or just let the kids run off a bit of energy.
- Have a trip to the beach- come Winter or Summer I love a walk on the beach there is something about the beach to me that I just love. There is nothing like a bit of sea air to blow off the cobwebs.
- Make lists – plans for the year, holiday lists, meal plans. Summer lust lists
- Draw or paint- this is something my kids love to do, its a little messy but they love it.
- Bake – again something the kids love
- Take some pictures – I want to get to grips with my new camera but you can just take some pictures of your family to capture their milestones and experiences and are great to look back on.
- Just relax – you don’t have to do anything you could just stay at home and enjoy a bit of nothingness. This is maybe easier for anyone reading who doesn’t have children.
I would like to hear what you all get up to on your weekends when you are trying to save a little money.
until next time