If you, like me, have an awful habit of spending money on yourself because you constantly think you deserve a treat (but we do right?) then now is the time to STOP and start saving for Christmas. Your loved ones will thank me.
Here are some money saving weekend activities to stop you spending money, whether it’s that contour kit you don’t need or a night out you know you should say no to before the festivities begin.
Who wants to be out on a freezing cold November Saturday night anyway? Stick The X Factor on or some other crappy TV of your choice and dig out an old recipe book. I would personally opt for mac and cheese with a bottle or two of Malbec and I love this recipe by Jamie Oliver. This is the perfect evening in with a few pals, a bf/gf or even on your own. Comfy, cosy and full tums all round.
Go to the gym
Think of it like this – if you already pay for a gym membership, you might as well use it when you’re trying to save money because it won’t cost you any extra! Ideal! Why not head to the pool for a Friday night swim (you wild thing). You’ll feel dreamy after a couple of lengths. Or if you’re hardcore, hit up one of those scary classes I like to avoid in favour of yoga. Your bod will be in the greatest shape for that Christmas party dress. A Wit Wooo.
If you have dogs, take them up to the nearest forest and spend hours strolling. They will love you for it and that fresh air will really sort you out after a working week. If you don’t have dogs, offer to take your neighbours and they might even pop a fiver in your pocket as a thanks. Naw.
If you work full time and blog, you’ll know how difficult it can be to find time to find time to really get stuck into your blog. Getting in from work and being tired or having plans can mean your blog gets left behind 🙁 You have to be really organised to ensure you have regular posts planned and lined up (something I’m trying to do more of!) Cold winter weekends are the perfect time to snuggle up and get writing or get out and get some pictures taken. Plus it’s fun, win, win!
What better way to save money than by spending a whole day just making yourself feel great? Give yourself a fresh tan, do your nails (I’ve been loving Sally Hansen miracle gel for a long lasting mani) and put on a face mask then maybe it would be nice to do something that evening (I mean a wine bar would be fine wouldn’t it?) which doesn’t involve spending loads on dinner and transport.
Whether you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, play the piano or do the splits, you can through the wonders of YouTube. There are tutorials for everything on there from make up looks to rearranging your room to make it look better, now that’s a fun Saturday activity! If you’re really trying to save money, this is something you can spend ages on so you won’t get bored and end up online shopping (guilty).
I hope this post has given you some ideas for money saving weekend activities and your friends and family appreciate their extra super Christmas pressies this year!
What are your favourite money saving activities for cold winter weekends? Let me know in the comments below xx