It’s summer, it’s the weekend, and I’m in major budget mode. But that doesn’t mean I have to spend the weekend moping about my lack of extra money. All I need is an open mind and I’m able to enjoy a couple of days off from work, frugal style.
My top five ways to be cheap on a summer weekend:
I already pay for my gym membership, so I may as well use it, right? And to train for my next marathon, all I have to do is run out the front door. I can stay on track with training, burn extra calories, and feel better about myself without spending a dime.
I’m talking move-the-furniture cleaning. The kind you do only when you are having a party with a ton of people coming over. Window treatments, under the bed, under the couches - all those areas that get overlooked on a normal weekend.
Jeans, t-shirts, shoes, shorts, jewelry….do I really need all of this stuff? Why am I saving things I haven’t worn in over 3 years? It’s been ages since I’ve completely taken apart the closet. I have a feeling I’m going to find a lot I don’t need.
I have piles of books waiting to be read and a library literally out my back door. It’s cheap,free, and interesting entertainment that often gets pushed aside when I’m over-planned.
Budget mode = less planned = less to stress about.