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The middle of the Summer is here and for many that means extra time for family and activities but also soaring temperatures. Here are a few ideas to beat the heat this summer that won’t cost you a small fortune!
Free Indoor Festivals and Activities If the weather is making you want to stay at home, why not try looking for events and activities that are indoors? Use your local city website to find events, or even websites like Meetup.com to find fun indoor festivals and activities to enjoy! There are fantastic summer specials for activities on websites like Groupon.com as well, which will help you rake in additional savings! Here are a few examples of indoor activities that won’t break the bank:
● Trampoline park ● Bowling ● Museums
Cool Off With a Swim Lakes, oceans, pools, and splash parks will keep you cool! Try asking your network of friends and family over social media to see what local spots they would like to share. Check your local water park’s website or facebook page for extra savings and keep an eye out on the 10 day forecast to pick your optimal day of fun.
Your Public Library The public library is a wonderful choice for entertainment, air conditioning and discovery! Public libraries are changing--they are no longer just a place to find the latest books to read. Public libraries now have free wifi access, computer stations for browsing the internet, and multimedia collections such as movies, music and audio books that you can check out for free.
Public libraries also host a number of events throughout the year such as book signings, readings, and community outreach programs. Libraries are indoor, air-conditioned spaces for your community to gather, learn and discover.
Weather proofing your house! Who says you have to go somewhere to have fun? Stay home and keep cool by investing in a smart thermostat and keeping curtains closed, and doors and windows closed.
Many energy companies offer rebates for smart thermostats--check with your energy company to see if they have an offer for you. Energy companies also run campaigns to help citizens reduce costs in the summer, so check your energy company’s website to see what tips, tricks and programs they offer for reducing energy costs.
Summer of Movies Every summer there are always fantastic blockbuster movies! Matinees can be a very affordable way to stay cool and entertained during the day.
Have a nice summer and don’t forget, these are just five simple ways to cut down on costs this summer! Be creative, and remember that often the best things in life are free!