All You Need To Plan A Summer Full Of Family Fun On A Tight Budget

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With warmer weather returning (well most days) my thoughts are drifting to summer. I am a lover of all things summer as well as all things thrifty and because of that I have written many articles on how to enjoy a summer full of family fun on a zero to little budget.

All you need to plan a summer full of fun for your family on a tight budget!

I decided to dig them all out of the archives for you, my readers, so that you can start making your summer bucket lists as well as your summer fun budgets–after all, one of the best thrifty tips around is to plan well in advance.

Many of the ideas on this list cost absolutely nothing! Others are not free, but are still low cost. I have also included articles on ways to help you fund that summer fun–as well as articles on how to pack for summer getaways and more.

All You Need To Plan A Summer Full Of Family Fun On A Tight Budget

 How To Fund Summer Fun

4 Ways To Make Room In The Budget For Summer Fun

How To Earn $100 In Gift Cards Each Month

A resource page full of ways to resell your items

Free 2 page printable checklist to help you have your best yard sale!

Yard Sale Tips

Tips For Having Your Best Sale Yet

30 Things You Can Gather For Your Yard Sale Pile TODAY: Toss Clutter & Gain Cash

How To Hold Your Most Successful Yard Sale Yet

Tips For Finding The Best Deals

5 Secrets Of Thrifty Yard Sale Power Shoppers: How They Are Getting The Best Deals Every Time

How I Saved $500 In 1 Hour

Yard Sale Shopping Tips

 Ways To Keep The Kids Busy For Less

 25 Free Low Cost Ways To Keep Kids Busy This Summer

10 Backyard Summer Fun Items For $10 Or Less

The Ultimate Summer Fun Guide

All You Need To Plan A Summer Full Of Family Fun On A Tight Budget!

Date Ideas

10 Summer Dates That Cost Zero

Social Gatherings

10 Thrifty Summertime Friendship Gatherings

10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money On Graduation Gifts

How To Host A Simple And Fun Wiener Roast

How to fill your flower beds inexpensively!


How Thrifty People Fill Their Flower Gardens For Less Money

10 Ways Thrifty People Landscape

Summer Reading

4 Thrifty Ways To Grab Your Summer Reads

17 Ways Thrifty Bookworms Save Money On Books

10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money On Camping.


10 Ways Thrifty People Camp

10 Ways To Keep Children Busy When Camping In The Rain

Camping With Children and Sanity

What To Bring When Camping With Children

Road Trips

Road Trip Packing To The Max

How To Keep Kids Busy During Long Car Rides–without electronics

5 Ways Thrifty People Save Money On Day Trips

All You Need To Plan A Summer Full Of Family Fun On A Tight Budget!

Vacation Tips

10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money On Vacations

10 Tips For Staycation Vacation Success

A Simple Way To Stay On Budget During Vacation

How to Maximize The Space Of Your Carry On Luggage (so you don’t have to pay for checked bags)

3 Ways To Afford Memory Building Family Time On A Tight Budget

Simple Inexpensive Summer Recipes

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade Slushy

Frugal Lemonade

How To Make A Fantastic Root Beer Float

Two Essential Summer Items Every Thrifty Family Needs!

Popsicle Molds: Investing in a good, sturdy set of popsicle molds will save you money and depending on what you fill them with could be a lot healthier for your family than the store bought kind. Trust me, I have learned the hard way not to buy the cheapest set of Popsicle molds you can find as they fall apart within a season, whereas a good set will last you for years (this set comes with a lifetime guarantee).

Family size cooler: Years ago my family invested in a Rubbermaid cooler with a handle and wheels like this one, and it has been such a great thrifty investment. Great for holding food for day trips so that you can avoid the cost of takeout. It is also great for packing along any drinks or snacks you might want for shorter summer outings like a trip to the park.

Here’s to a summer full of thrifty fun!

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