The Best Ways to Save Money This Summer

Are you looking for a DIY project this summer that has actual benefits for you? Well I got a list of some fun simple ways you can get into a summer long project and benefit from it in the process.

Green Houses

Now at first this might sound like an expensive project but if you keep it small and simple it will become more manageable to take care for. The only items that must buy is the plastic everything else is probably something you already have or can find. Depending on how you chose to build and to what scale, it should not take as long as you might think and you don’t need to be a natural “bob the builder” either.

The Tunnel Is one of the easiest methods for creating a greenhouse. All you need is some bendable pipe, glue, plastic and a few hours of hard work. Take the pipes and cut them to a desirable length then glue the together with a center piece then security each side into the ground. Then make sure you get a tight fit on the plastic and you are done.

Mini Greenhouse If you are more into the wood look you can probably get it done with some left over nails, staples, and a saw to cut. The smaller you make the structure the easier it will be to make it to not go big if you are not ready for the work. There are several tutorials online and if you are feeling creative just sample from different designs until you find your fit. This will make your friends feel like you are eco-friendly and will be a great way to start a garden.

Growing Plants

Sadly the art of growing plants has been view as something you do when you become elderly because you have nothing else to do. However, growing your own plants can be fun and rewarding. If you’re someone like me who needs encouragement these are a few good ways to start so you can see your progress.

Green Onions will literal grow over night and there is no need to start from scratch. All you need to do is save the ends of the onion the next time you use some in a recipe and put them in a container of water. By the time you wake up the next day you will already see you progress as they grown ¼ of an inch each night.

Tomatoes are another plant that you can start with leftovers and see the progress pretty quick. The tomatoes will spout in no time leaving you with plenty for the next pasta meal.

Always remember to start of any plant from the seed in a small container no bigger than a plastic cup so that you can watch the progress and it makes it easier to sort things out until they are big enough to recognize which is which.

Coupons

If you are not taking advantage of coupons you should start now. Now I’m not staying that you need to go to the extreme with it to save every penny but instead to look at it as an adventure. Trying out coupons might make you try some types of food or service that you never even knew about.

Restaurants are always looking to bring in new customers by bringing in deals to catch your attention. If you are someone who is not comfortable bring coupons to a place then checking out what days they have deals is a way to pay less but not look like a cheapskate. Instead it will look trendy and is probably one of the best ways to get a deal without putting in the effort so take advantage of that happy hour deal.

Massages & Relaxation services is something most people view as too expensive for their budget but if you are willing to take the time and look you might get it for less than you think. Sites like Groupon can make it cheaper and adds more people to the fun.

Local City Events

When is the last time you actual check out your area to see what type of events are hosted in your area? During the summer there are usually several event being hosted by your city that you are missing out on.

Farmers Markets are a great way to support your local farmers and find so fresh food for your home.

City Party your local neighborhood could be hosting the best music festival and you have just been missing. The best part about this is that going will probably be free like more outdoor activities.

This a list of some fun ways to entertain yourself this summer and explore new things. You shouldn’t let all that good sun go to waste.

5 Reason Why Job Searching Is Such a Pain

So you wake up one day and decided you are going to find a new job. At first the idea of all the new possibilities you could do sound fun but after a week or so you begin to wonder what is your worth? There is just so much out there that it may even have you considering moving to make more money. This is why I have made a list of five reason job searching is such a pain

  1. Resumes

A resume is the first thing every job uses to figure out who you are. While some people are amazing at presenting themselves in a few words other are not. Trying to rewrite your resume to please the company can be a pain because you need to do you research to try to find simple information like the name of the person you are sending it too or what previous experience do you have to suit the job. Overall, no one enjoys making an essay.

2. Do you qualify?

If you have recently done any job searching then you know that almost all jobs expect you to experience in that area. For certain areas this is a fair expectation but for an entry level position this just seems unreasonable. If the job is for an entry level position why would it be expected for you to already have work in a field that you are just starting in?

3. Picking the location

So you find what sounds like your new dream job with all the benefits and salary requirement that you want but there is just one problem. The location is so far from home that you will either be preparing for a long commute  or you are considering moving. Moving is a hard choice or may not be an option for some due to medical or maybe this just would be too much for the children. However, now that you know it is there you cannot help but wonder if you should apply. You begin to dig deeper into the company to see if it is possible to make this work. In the end it give you a big headache because you and not sure if you want to change your lifestyle just for this job.

4. Trying something new?

After working in the current field you have you begin to realize that you want to do something different. So you check out Indeed just to see what is in your neighborhood and you realize there are many different fields you may want to try. The next step would be to narrow down the list but because these are all new to you that becomes harder than you originally thought. Not to mention that each day new ones keep popping up and the ones you saw before have disappeared from the list. Having choices can be a great thing but it can almost make it harder to pin down what it is you are actually looking for.

5. FEAR

We all struggle with the fight against our own fears. Have you ever saw a job and thought you were not good enough to get in but then you do and you realize that you were more then qualified for the job after getting use to your new task. Fear can hold you back from getting the job you deserve because you think you are not good enough. Do not limit yourself because you don’t think you can handle something, if you are willingly to give it your all and study what your duties are then there is no reason why you should fail.

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, the goal here was not to discourage looking for work but I do believe we should admit that looking for work is a full time job in itself especially when you know you have bills. So always make such you are prepared for the jump before you do it.

 

 

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