Below are several different ways to save money in the fall of 2014:
Break out the crockpot.
If you’re guilty of eating out too often, then now is the time to start prepping and making your own meals. I love cooking with the crockpot because you can usually just throw everything into the crockpot and it tastes wonderful a few hours later. Some meals I make in my crockpot include: chili, tortilla soup, pulled chicken sandwiches, and more.
If you don’t want to make crockpot meals, then just make other meals! Making food at home almost always saves you money, and you can eat more healthy as well.
Open your windows.
Fall weather is wonderful and you can probably open your windows during these months. This means you can save money on your air conditioning or heating bill, and you can also get a nice breeze going through your home.
In the fall months, you can easily workout outdoors and lose the gym membership. Unless you want to become a bodybuilder, there is probably a very small chance that you even need a gym membership. You can get a great workout in just using your body and things around your home, or you could even invest in affordable weights if you need those as well.
Have fun outside.
I love the fall. You already knew that though. The great weather that the fall months bring can make it a great time to be outside. It’s usually not too cold, not too hot, and not humid. Of course, that all depends on where you live but it usually holds true for where I live.
Since the weather is great, you can save a lot of money by partaking in more frugal activities. The activities below are relatively cheap and will get even cheaper over time if you have to invest money into any of them (so yes, there might be some higher upfront costs unless you are renting or already have the required gear). You could:
- Go camping.
- Go for a fun hike.
- Canoe or kayak.
- Walk your dog.
- Have a BBQ.
- Attend a bonfire.
Have a clothing swap.
We’ve been talking more in depth about clothing swaps lately, so I won’t go too in depth into this. However, instead of buying new clothes, you might want to try having a clothing swap with your friends or online. This way you can still get “new” clothing buy you don’t have to pay the price tag in order to get them.
This fall, my plan is not spend anywhere near the amount I usually do on new clothing. I already have a ton of items in my closet I could wear. Who wants to have a no spend clothing goal with me?
How do you plan on saving money this fall?
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