If you feel as though your wallet feels empty after a weekend of fun, then you are not alone. So many people experience this every single week, but it’s now time for you to make a change.
If you want some ideas that will help you to fill your weekend with fun and excitement (without overspending), then take a look below:
Host your Friends
If you want to go out and chill with your favorite people, then why not invite them to your place instead? When you do, you’ll soon find that you spend way less on drinks. You can also have a movie night if you want as well, which will save you even more if your original plan was to go to the movies.
If you don’t want to drink then you can easily have cake and coffee, or even have everyone bring something. When you do, you will soon find that you can save while also having a really great time.
Have a Yard Sale
If you haven’t cleaned out your closet in months, then now could be the time to do that. Sell anything that you don’t use or wear anymore, and also create bundle deals as well. This is ideal if you have a ton of baby clothes that are all the same size as you may end up getting more for it, and expectant mothers will jump at the chance to get everything they need in one purchase.
If you want to make even more money, then it’s a good idea for you to sell any toys that your kids don’t use as well. Ebay can be a fantastic resource here, but if you are concerned about the fees, then it’s just as easy for you to have a yard sale. If you want to do this then make sure that you advertise it around your local community so that everyone is aware and so that you give yourself the chance to make the most money without being stuck inside at home.
Plan out your Weekend
If you have concrete plans that run from Friday all the way through Sunday, then this could save you a huge amount of money. The main reason for this is because you won’t go out and spend money just because you are bored. I always find I spend more money when I’m bored vs. when I actually plan out my weekend. Planning helps me budget my outings/plans.
Even if your plan is just to have a lazy night in one night, you’ll be able budget how much you’ll be spending on takeout beforehand.
If you live in a town or a city then there’s a high chance that you have access to a decent public transportation. If this is the case, then use it to get around instead of calling an Uber. When you do, you will soon find that you are more inclined to leave the bar earlier so that you can catch your train or bus.
If you are concerned about getting on the train alone then this is understandable, so find a friend who is going your way as well and make the pact together. When you do, you will soon find that you are much safer and that you both save money too.
Hunt Down Any Specials
If you know that you would enjoy a fancy meal out or even some nice cocktails, then why not see if you can save money? Happy hour is a great way for you to cut down on the amount of money you spend, while still getting dressed up and enjoying food with friends. In the past few years, it has become trendy for bars to offer a happy hour on a weekend. If you are able to find this then split the bill with a friend.
If you are concerned about going out because you believe that you may be developing an alcohol problem, then it may help to look into an alcohol addiction rehab program.
Buy Quality Coffee
If you know that you always go to the coffee shop every morning, then why not curb this expense by buying your own high-quality coffee instead? Sure, a good coffee machine will set you back but at the same time, it will save you a small fortune at a later date.
You may also want to look into the roast you like at your local coffee shop. Many coffee shops sell the beans they use to their customers.
Get a Hobby
If you are sick and tired of being stuck inside bored all day then it may be time for you to get a hobby. When you do have a hobby, you will soon find that you can spend as much or as little time as you want doing it. Find a hobby that won’t cost you a lot of money, such as painting or even drawing. You might also want to try and learn guitar or bass.
It’s very easy for you to get your friends involved in things like this and when you do, you can then talk them into joining a band. If your friends are just not interested, then there may be some local classes that you can sign up to. When you do, you will soon find that you end up learning more and that you save money at the same time.
So, there are many things that you can do to try and fill up your weekends. The days of you being a couch potato and lounging in front of the television all day are long gone, and if you follow the above tips then you will soon find that you can have fun without having to worry about your bank or your budget.