CHRISTMAS MAY have only just ended but one mum is already looking forward to preparing for the summer holidays.
While you may think you have all the time in the world to get organised for the summer, it often comes around far quicker than expected.
The stress of planning activities during the summer holidays to keep your kids entertained is already a lot, let alone thinking about how much money it will cost.
That’s why one mum revealed she has already started to plan days out and budget exactly how much she will need for each trip.
The mum shared her savvy solution on Facebook, which has won the praise of users with over 21k people liking the post.
To do the mum’s simple hack, all you need is a few envelopes and a few ideas for days out in the summer.
She begins by writing one activity on each envelope and works out how much it will cost in total including petrol costs, ticket expenses, and food.
Whenever she has any spare change she puts them into an envelope, once the total amount of money is reached, she seals the envelope and leaves it in her cupboard in preparation for the summer holidays.
She wrote on the post: “I always feel intense pressure to do lots of things over the summer holidays and with a limited budget and lots to pay out for it can be really hard.”
The mum added: “Come summertime, I can just grab an envelope and know we can go regardless of what’s in the bank.”
Users on Facebook loved the idea, one user added: “Great idea. Also useful if the kids are lucky enough to have pocket money and they want to go somewhere. Something to save for and learn the value of things.”
“Thanks so much for this idea. I knew after last summer I needed a better plan for cash. This one seems easy and doable.” Exclaimed another user.
A third user wrote: “This is such a good idea. thank you for sharing.”
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