When I was growing up summer used to be my favorite season, now for some reason it’s fall but I still like the long days when it seems like you can get more done. There are plenty of other good reasons to enjoy this season and many are about saving money, here are my top picks-
More Produce is on Sale
One thing I hate about winter-besides shoveling snow, is most of my favorite fruits and veggies aren’t in season. Now the produce department is brimming with peaches, watermelon, cucumber, tomatoes, you name it. It’s cheaper too and sometimes makes the perfect meal all by itself.
Sales, Sales, Sales
Seems like summer is the season of sales, especially after Fourth of July. Be patient and just about everything you’re looking for gets discounted, patio furniture, swimwear, gardening tools etc.
A Great Time to Stock the Home Office
If like me you have your own home office, August is the best time to stock up on supplies. Why? It’s back to school season and just about every office product from pens to printer paper goes on sale.
Get Ahead with Holiday Shopping
Many times I’ve seen items on sale that I know will make the perfect holiday gift for someone on my list. I often buy it and stash it away until December.
Holiday Food Gifts
Another thing I’ve done in the past is stock up on herbs and made herbal vinegars and oils for holiday gift giving.
Stock the Pantry
Summer is also the time to stock the pantry and even freezer ready for fall and winter meals. Not only produce but items like hotdogs, hamburger buns, BBQ sauce, mustard, etc. And don’t forget lots of non-food items are on sale too, like paper plates, napkins, perfect for birthday parties.
Learn a Skill
Most community education and colleges that offer classes discount their programs during the summer because most people opt to take a break during July and August. It’s a great time to learn a new skill that might save you money somewhere down the road, like sewing, basic home repair.
Farmer’s Markets and Growers
I always look forward to is heading to a farmer’s market to check out what’s being offered. Produce seems to change weekly this time of the year and it’s a good way of kick starting your menu line up if it’s getting boring. Same goes for the pick your own produce farms…it’s also a fun and inexpensive day out for the children too.
Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, summer is prime garage sale season. The perfect time to get rid of unwanted items and make some money. Or maybe you’re the person looking for a bargain or two.
Get Your Home Ready for Winter
And if last winter your house was cold and drafty, now is a good time to insulate or put caulking around window frames and doors.
Okay, this one might not save you money but it’s one of the fun things about summer, cold treats. Here’s a link to an article I found on the Web today-