1. Sort your utilities
Plumbers often offer discounted rates during summer - a good opportunity to get your boiler working more efficiently.
Summer is also a perfect time to switch utility providers as companies tend to put prices up at the beginning of autumn.
2. Unplug your gadgets
Unplug the tumble drier and hang your clothes outside to save money on your electricity bill all summer long.
Ditto with TVs and games consoles – do something outside that costs nothing.
3. Pre-book day trips
Don’t get stung with hefty prices at the gates of theme parks and other attractions. With increased competition during the school holidays, vouchers and coupons are easy to track down online, and it’s usually much cheaper to book in advance. Try Tesco Clubcard to exchange points for vouchers.
4. Turn off your data
Turn off your phone data before you go abroad to avoid a nasty surprise when you get your bill. Using free Wi-Fi in cafes and hotels will save you loads.
5. Go on a camping holiday
Camping with a group of friends is an extra memorable way to get a cheap holiday; book a patch together and you’ll usually get a decent discount on campsite fees. It needn’t be uncomfortable either, with these clever camping hacks.
6. Swap some plants
Online gardening community GreenPlantSwap is free to join and lets you exchange plants with other users. If you're particularly green-fingered you can even make money from your garden by growing and selling your seedlings.
7. Pick wild flowers
Bring the outside in with wild flowers instead of shop-bought ones. As long as you don’t uproot the plant or pick an endangered species (check before you pick) it’s free and legal.
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