The cost of travel is, as we all know going up but it shouldn’t hold you back from taking a holiday or setting off to see the world. Making memories as a family is priceless no matter what age your children are. I am a true believer that even babies can holiday to make memories – your memories – so no one is too young to go on that holiday of a lifetime. However, we often need to save for these luxuries and I have come up with 5 tips on how to save for a holiday.
Set a budget
Firstly, figure out how much you can realistically afford, and how much you need to save. Work out how much you need to put aside each month.
Then when working your holiday out, there are a lot costs you need to take into consideration.
- Accommodation and flight
- Food and drink
- Travel insurance
- Car hire
- Sun creams
- Holiday clothes
- Holiday treats
A bit of research at this stage can help you determine how much money you’re likely to spend, and will help prevent any nasty surprises.
Save £2 a week for a year
Have you tried this? We have just started. Both my husband and I put a £2 in a pot every week and by the end of the year we will have saved £208. We also put any spare change in our pot weekly too.
Look for deals
Search the internet for all the latest deals. I am guiltily of spending most of my evening playing on my phone (are you too?!) and it is amazing how many good deals you can find. These deals can save you and your family a fortune. Try and make it more of a habit and use these sites on a regular basis. Especially with Christmas just around the corner, you could really grab a bargain or two.
Put the weekly take away on hold
If you swapped the weekly takeaway (which costs around £20) for a home-made meal each week, you could make an annual saving of around £1,000!
Make your own lunch
Take a packed lunch to work every day, rather than buying a meal deal at £3. You could save around £660.
It is astonishing, that by making just a few lifestyle changes, how much money you can save. You may have some more that I haven’t thought of or mentioned. I would love to hear these and share then with everyone. Every little helps!
** This is a collaborative post.
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