Frugal Summer Fun
Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 7:00 am
Is summer your favorite season? Travel to far away vacation destinations might be too expensive for your budget. Fortunately, there are plenty of frugal options for summer fun that you can enjoy without breaking the bank.
Go to the Farmers’ Market
The best place to find the freshest fruits and vegetables is at your local farmers’ market. Bring a canvas tote with you to hold whatever you buy. The prices might be a little higher than you expected, but the food will taste better than what you can get at the grocery store. Travel to the farmers’ market by bus and make sure to get back on it for the ride home.
Farmers’ markets sometimes include entertainment. Take a moment to listen to a local band. Eat some of the foods that the restaurants are serving outdoors. Don’t forget to use the fresh produce you bought before it goes bad!
Visit the Library
Your local library can be a wonderful refuge on hot summer days. You can sign up for a library card for free, and check out as many books at you like. Bring home those books, find a comfy place to sit, and fall into the story. Make sure to return your books on time so you can avoid paying a late fee.
Parents can take advantage of children’s events at the library. This could include story time, arts and crafts, or a summer reading program. Help your child find the books that match their reading level, and introduce them to a whole new world of stories they can fall into.
Use your streaming service
Streaming services often require people to buy a subscription. Summer vacation is a good opportunity to start watching movies and TV shows. Paying for a streaming service – and not using it – is a waste of money. Now is a good time to start watching movies and TV shows.
Are you paying for too many streaming services? Cancel the ones that you lost interest in. Use that money on something else that brings you joy.
Summer is a good time to pop into some of the unique independent stores that are local. Thrift stores provide an ever-changing selection of used clothing, home decor, old magazines, and more. Check out the used book store near you and buy something interesting to read. Local music stores might have used CDs, records, comics, and more. What treasures will you bring home?