8 Ways To Enjoy Summer While Not Breaking The Bank
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

8 Ways To Enjoy Summer While Not Breaking The Bank

Fill your summer with activities that are priceless!

348
8 Ways To Enjoy Summer While Not Breaking The Bank
Pexels

Summer is finally here, and with that comes almost three months of endless fun activities. If you're anything like me, you like to save money but still have a summer filled with fun. Here is a list of a few ways to have a summer filled with fun, while not breaking the bank!

1. Get a summer job

It is so important to learn to value hard work. Whether it be waitressing, babysitting, or interning at a company or business, I highly recommend getting a summer job. Having a job gives you the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a business, make some extra spending money, and maybe even meet some new work friends. It also takes up some of that time you would spend binge watching your favorite Netflix shows.

2. Binge watch your favorite movies on Netflix

Binge watching is the perfect way to spend a nasty, rainy summer day.Curl up in bed with a bowl of popcorn and sweat pants on, and spend the day watching your favorite chick flick (My favorite is How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days).

3.Clean out your closet

I love cleaning and organizing, and one way to fill up a summer day is going through old clothes. Clean out your closet and find some articles of clothing that you don't wear anymore and either donate them or bring them to a consignment shop. Who knows, you may end up making a few extra bucks!

4. Pack a picnic lunch and bring it to the beach

Forget spending money on eating out; pack a picnic lunch and bring it to the beach! This makes for a fun time spent with friends, or a unique version of a summer date!

5. Go the pool

Who doesn't love spending the day sunbathing by the pool? Grab your favorite bathing suit and some sunscreen and spend the day soaking up the sun.

6. Go on a walk or bike ride

Whenever I come home, I love taking my two dogs for walks in the morning. It is a great way to start the morning and even get a little exercise in.

7. Grill out

Instead of eating out, make it a point to cook or grill out. I am no cook, but if you can find someone who knows how to grill, I recommend making friends with them. Grill some hot dogs and hamburgers and turn the night into a low key night spend grilling and hanging out with friends.

8. Read a book

I love reading, especially over the summer when I am not buried beneath a mountain of homework assignments. Find yourself a great read over the summer and sit outside and dive in for thirty minutes. I recently started reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, and it is one of my favorites!

Summer is a time of relaxation, and making memories, and I hope you now have some activiies that will fill your long, sun filled days!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

39214
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

23717
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

949888
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

128256
man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments