These two weeks over the Easter break have been a welcome break from school for the kids. It’s been great for us as parents too. We want the kids to enjoy the break and relax a bit but we also wanted to ensure that we do not go over budget and spend any more than we have to.
Here you’ll find a roundup of some of what we have done. And all of it has cost us less than half of what we would have spent if they were in school.
You are free to click any of the links/pics below to see how we got on and managed to save so much over the two weeks. Just today I got a comment on a blog post, asking how does one go about living a frugal lifestyle. You’d be surprised to note that not everyone knows. So I am happy we took the time to share every day about some of the things we do (or don’t do) to live frugally.
It gives us more control of our money and allows us to save up for bigger spends later down the line.
My big tip for you
If you were to ask us for one tip for not spending too much money when the kids are on break from school, the answer would be to PLAN AHEAD.
It really does take away from the fatigue of deciding every day over the Easter break about where to go, what to do and what meals to have. Do get the kids involved in the planning so that they will gain the necessary experience for later but also so that they will see how things unfold from the little ideas on paper or on a board, to the awesome experiences that can be had. You also don’t want them to be moaning about not having a say in what is done at the end of the day.