Spring is finally here, and the weather is warming up all across the country. This past winter was so incredibly cold and now that the weather is finally warming up, more and more people are spending their time outdoors.
Instead of spending money on certain activities outside, why not save some money by doing these free or inexpensive activities that I mention below?
You’ll save some extra cash and that could add up at the end of the year for a vacation!
1. Build your own garden.
Now this may be costly in the beginning, but in the end it will actually benefit you tremendously. My friend started to build their own garden last year and it saved them a ton of money on groceries. Not only that, but their backyard was basically their grocery store. It’s also a lot more comforting to know where your groceries are coming from.
This can also be fun for the kids as they get to witness with their own eyes where their food is coming from. They can help garden as well, and assist with the upkeeping if they are old enough to do so. This helps build responsibility and can also be an educating activity for the young mind as well.
2. Visit your local parks.
First off, check on search engines like Google to see what kind of parks are around you. I recently went to Seattle and was beyond amazed at all of the cherry blossoms in site. There were different gardens that ranged from Chinese to Japanese gardens.
Not only was this free, but I was able to capture tons of beautiful photos of the parks. This also saved me a ton of money on my vacation in Washington. There are so many free things to do when you are traveling, you just have to dig a little!
3. Download the app AllTrails.
This app is amazing because first off, it’s free and it’s basically a GPS map of all of the trails around you. It’s basically a Yelp for trails. People will rate and review certain areas and they will tell you their complaints on the trails as well.
You get to see which trails are highest rated to hike. This app is also helpful because if you want to stay on the path and not a fan of going to trails that don’t have much direction, it will let you know ahead of time.
4. If you have kids and they like participating in lemonade or baking stands, get creative.
Get your kids involved in making the baked goods and you could even come up with different lemonade recipes. Instead of making just regular lemonade, you could also make strawberry lemonade and more! Search pinterest for different recipes and you’ll be amazed at how much you find.
5. Volunteer at local places like an animal shelter or food pantry.
These places need a lot more help than you think. These animals need love just like human beings do. If you get attached easily, I would still say to volunteer at animal shelters because you will eventually begin to not get attached so easily. You’ll realize how much of a difference you are making in all of these animals lives.
These animals will look forward to seeing you every time you come in, and some days that might be the only thing they get excited about, sadly.
What are your favorite spring activities to do while remaining on a budget? Do you do any of the activities that I mentioned above?