5 Ways To Escape The Winter Blues For $5 Or Less


5 ways to escape the winter blues for five dollars or less

It has been an extremely chilly winter here in Indiana this year. I am wanting to escape the winter blues by taking a trip down to Florida. Sadly the budget tells me that just isn’t possible so I brained stormed 5 ways I could escape the winter blues temporarily for $5 or less.

5 Ways To Escape The Winter Blues For $5 Or Less

1. Sip a hot drink while enjoying a good book.

Nothing like a hot drink to warm the insides and a book with  a summer setting to warm your mind as well.

A tall caramel macchiato at Starbucks is just under $5 and a book from Tyndale rewards cost nothing.

Another thrifty  combo, let Swagbucks pay for your coffee and paperbackswap bring you a great book.

Not thrifty enough for you, grab a book from your library and make up your own hot chocolate, or peppermint mocha.

2. Enjoy a movie and a big bowl of popcorn

Get a movie from Redbox and make up a batch of my caramel crunch and then gather the family and some blankets and curl up and enjoy. Can I suggest a movie with a summer setting to really warm the bones.

Redbox movies are under $2 but you can make them even thriftier by snagging a free code when you can (money saving mom lists them all the time) or you can save up your Swagbucks and get a $10 Redbox e-gift card.

3. Warm the house with some baking

For some reason baking in the coldest of weather really warms me up and puts me in a good mood. How about some chocolate chip cookies, or fill the house with the aroma of freshly baked bread goods.

4. Hold a family game night.

Cold weather often means events get cancelled and your family has more time together, use this time to play board games together.  You probably own a few already so it isn’t going to cost you a dime, but if you don’t here is a list of 15 of our favorite family board games and 7 ways you can save money on them, so that you can snatch up a game for under $5.

5. Do some crafting

Winter time in the perfect time to do a bit of crafting. Who wants to be sitting under a blanket they are currently knitting in the middle of the summer heat. Instead grab your craft supplies and curl up on the couch under a blanket, near the fireplace if you have one and get a few gifts made for the year. My button headbands, simple to knit fingerless gloves, and chain stitch infinity cowl scarf can all be made for under $5 especially if you combine a few thrifty practices when buying the supplies.

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  1. Great list! I really like the book one. I am a little too much for curling up on the couch and reading a book!

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