I’m pretty sure that it’s not just our family that is counting down the days until June 21st. You know the day when the UK gets (pretty much) back to normal! Of course, the first thing that most families will want to do is head out and have an adventure together, one outside of the home! With that in mind, you can make sure you are ready to foot the bill for this by following the advice below.
Find a side hustle
Common sense dictates that one of the smartest ways of finding funds for your next big family adventure is by getting a side hustle. That is a part-time, flexible job that you can do in addition to your usual daily responsibilities to bring in more income. Of course, the big challenge here is knowing where to look for such work.
Happily, there are several options you can try including freelance sites where you can pitch for all sorts of jobs from graphic design, to copywriting. Also, sites like task Rabbit are great for those offering general assistant-type services including handy person work.
Finally, delivery load boards like the one run by Shipley are great for finding work as well. The reason being that you have the flexibility to choose the jobs you do and do not take, and they don’t charge any fees for using them either.
Cut down on your food shopping bill
One of the biggest expenses for most families is their food bill. The funny thing is that there are actually so many different ways of keeping this cost low, and therefore making sure there is as much money as possible to be added to the family adventure pot.
An easy option here is to plan your meals for the week. This works well to help save money because it means you won’t end up wasting money on items you don’t need, or won’t end up using. You may like to opt to make your own packed lunches for school and work as well, as this can save a small fortune each week.
Ditch the subscriptions
Subscriptions are a great business model, for the company offering them. After all, they make sure that you are tied in and will be a guaranteed customer every month! However, they are not always the best deal for us the customers, even if they look like a bargain at first glance. The reason for this is that we don’t always use a product or service as much as we estimate we will in the beginning, and this can leave us with lots of subscriptions that we pay out for but no longer use, something that can cost a great deal.
With that in mind, a quick audit of the subscriptions your family currently has is a smart idea. Be sure to consider the things you subscribe to online such as Patrons, fan clubs, and TV streaming services, as well as those that offer their wares in the real world, such as beauty boxes, or monthly kids magazine subscriptions.
Then once you have cut out any unnecessary subscriptions you can channel this money into your family adventure. You’ll be surprised how a little from here and a little from there can really add up!