Summer’s almost here. With lockdown easing, and domestic borders set to open in time for Christmas, it’s time to relax and have some fun.
However, if you’re saving for a house, don’t let all that hard work go to waste. Here’s how you can holiday on a budget and keep the home-owning dream on track.
Plan ahead to prioritise the experience
After months of lockdown, most of us never want to hear the word ‘staycation’ ever again. At the same time, unprecedented demand for domestic holidays has seen price rises across the country. If you’re planning to travel, you might need to get a little creative.
Camping and caravanning are perfect ways to get away for cheap, or have plenty of fun pitching a tent in your own backyard!
Keep the kids entertained
If you have children, you already know that keeping them entertained for the long summer holiday can be tricky. It’s tempting to throw money at the problem and book an all-inclusive resort holiday. If that’s not in your budget, however, try the following:
Keep the kids happy during the holidays by coming up with creative ways to keep them entertained without having to spend money on activities and resort holidays.
Keep Christmas cheap and cheerful
If you’re hosting a Christmas celebration, keep things economical by:
Planning a holiday on a budget doesn’t have to mean sacrifice. The most important thing is that you have fun with family and friends. Read more on how to maximise an outdoor lifestyle here.
Keep your gatherings for family and friends economical by opting for lower cost food and by starting a Kris Kringle to avoid overspending and clutter.
Want some support to plan for your new home? Speak to one of our in-house construction finance specialists on how to get into your new dream home faster. Or explore the Finance section of our Home Files blog for more tips and tricks on saving for your dream home.