The summer holidays might be drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean you can’t have something planned in the near future to look forward to!
If you’re super organised then you might already be thinking about how to spend October Half Term, and a little family break might be the perfect way to relax and spend some quality time together after the hectic return of the school run.
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I’m sure I can’t be the only one who’s horrified at the price of resorts and breaks during the school holidays, with many even trebling in price!
It can leave you wondering how you’ll ever save enough money to get there – if you’re looking for long term saving solutions then check out this website for the latest information on ISAs. But don’t worry, here you’ll find some simple saving tips that will help you finance your family break this Autumn.
How to Start Saving for your Holidays
Open up a holiday bank account
The easiest way to see your progress is to open up an account specifically for your holiday funds. Not only will it ensure you don’t touch the money before its time, but it will also encourage you to keep on adding to it. Even if it’s just a small amount each week, you’ll enjoy watching your funds grow.
Cut back on the caffeine habit
We all love a cup of coffee in the morning, so much so that many of us frequent coffee shops throughout the day. This habit, although enjoyable is expensive and will be consuming more of your budget than you might think. Cut back as much as you can and try brewing coffee at home instead.
Go shopping later in the day
Doing your weekly shop in the evening might sound a little odd, but this is usually the time when supermarkets re-price a lot of their fresh produce in the hope of selling it quickly. This is the perfect opportunity to save some cash. From fresh meat and veggies to fruit and even tinned goods, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try this sooner!
Thin out that wardrobe
The summer season is nearly over, which means a lot of your summer outfits probably won’t be worn again until next year. Take this opportunity to thin out your wardrobe and drawers and get rid of anything that doesn’t make you feel good. Sell items on eBay or on social media for a little extra cash. The same applies to the kid’s clothes, books and old toys that are no longer loved.
Cancel that gym membership
Are you really getting your monies worth from your gym membership? If the answer is no, then consider cancelling it and putting the money you save straight into your holiday fund. If you do enjoy working out then try doing some workouts at home instead to save a little more money.
Always remember to keep your goal in mind. It’s not easy when a sudden expense spoils all your hard work but keep going. It will be worth it!
What are your holiday savings tips? Let me know in the comments below.
Check out my recent post on Christmas savings.