Who doesn’t like a little side pocket money? With spring, not only do you get great weather, but you also get an opportunity to save some money by following these tips:
- Take advantage of spring sales: If you’re hoping to get new winter gear for the coming years, spring is the best time to shop as most of the gear is ON SALE! As for your old gear, you should box it up and come wintertime, sell it or take it to a consignment store.
- Frozen foods: Spring brings a wide variety of fresh produce, due to this, the price of frozen food drops. This is a great time to stock up on frozen foods!
- Clothing swap: Instead of shopping for new cute clothes, swap your clothes with your friends and get a brand-new wardrobe without spending money.
- Exercise outside, save on the gym fees: It’s finally in the 70s! This means that you can go running outside and breathe in fresh air. Cancel your gym fees while its nice out. You can also do at home work-outs to truly enjoy the weather in the comfort of your own space.
- DIY cleaners: Why spend tens of dollars on cleaning products when you can make them yourself for pennies? Check out this link to start making your own cleaning products today!
- Air out home: For months now, you’ve had the heater on. Keep your screen on and open your windows! Air-out your apartment/house without using any air-conditioning or heating.
- Eat in more: Whether you’re yearning for late-night junk food or take-out, curb your cravings by stocking up your own fridge. This way you will be able to minimize your spending on eating out as well as eating healthy.
- Grow your own garden: Fresh fruits and veggies taste great in the spring and summer and can be incredibly refreshing. They can also break your bank if you want to keep a fully stocked supply. Try growing your own produce. It can turn into an enjoyable hobby and will definitely save you money. If you’re short on space or a backyard, you can still make this happen. All you need is a little extra wall space somewhere in your house with sunshine, or even some window boxes.
- Start slow: It is important to start slow and gradually increase your savings. Starting small will allow you to ease yourself into changing your habits.
- Keep track of your progress: Whether you’re doing well or not, you should keep track of your progress. Seeing how much you are saving (or how little) can actually motivate you to try harder or keep pushing to save more.
There’s no time like the present to start saving! Let the beautiful weather be your motivator! Let’s call this spring-time saving.