Tips for Avoiding Summer Expenses and Costs

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Summer expenses can catch up with you just as much as winter. But you can beat price rises and increased living costs with some sensible approaches toward the warmer seasons.

Pay Attention to Your Heating

You probably won’t be heating your home much in the summer. But you will still need to pay attention to it. Pipes, for example, can still become damaged in summer just as much as in winter because of the increased pressure on the water. And you can avoid gas boiler breakdowns by turning your thermostats down a few degrees to maintain a comfortable temperature. And check around your home for leaks, as they can indicate a bigger problem.

Look for Deals on Holiday Items

Like 80% of other families, you probably take your holidays in the summer. But you can prepare for them in spring. Spring sales are usually held just before, during and after Easter. And you can stock up on summer essentials like sunscreen, new sunglasses and holiday clothing. It’s best to do this in spring because most stores will increase the prices of essential summer holiday items when it’s hotter to take advantage of an increase in demand for certain items.

Reduce Summer Expenses by Using the Sun

Of course, we are likely to get a lot more sun in the summer. And the chances of rain are also reduced. And this means you can use the sun to your advantage. An obvious one is using the sun to dry your laundry if you are lucky enough to have some outdoor space. This can reduce your energy bills significantly. Additionally, you should open blinds and curtains to let the sun’s heat warm your home through the windows, as not all summer days are guaranteed to be hot.

Research Your Annual Holiday

Like buying holiday items, you can save if you shop around for deals on the holiday itself. A lot of holiday companies also hold sales, and you can often save the more advance you book a vacation. Additionally, it can also be cheaper to holiday in another country than to take a staycation. For example, popular holiday parks in the UK are known to be pretty expensive during the peak holiday months from May to August. But make sure your passport is valid.

Do Some BBQ Cooking

Spring and summer are great times for getting out into your garden. And nothing says warm weather has arrived more than the smell of a good BBQ. BBQ food is among the tastiest you can make. But it also helps save a ton of money on your gas and electricity bills when you compare the cost of coal cooking to oven roasting. This is especially true if you are cooking for a large number of people, such as when you inevitably invite family and friends for a gathering.


Your summer expenses can quickly become a nightmare if you don’t shop and plan carefully. So, do some home maintenance checks, use the sun’s heat, and dust off the BBQ for grilling.