Sure Fire Summer Savings!

Real Estate Agent with Burch & Co. Real Estate

5 TipsTo Help You Get the Most Out Of Summer For Less

1. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

Don’t make your house any hotter — cook outside or make foods that don’t require turning on the oven or stove.

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2. Move it before you cool it

A ceiling fan uses a fraction of the energy as air conditioning — and the right size fan in your room can lower the temp by up to eight degrees!

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3. Make it or shake it

Smoothies and iced drinks from your local coffee shop can add up over the summer months — try making your own. For thick and creamy smoothies, try slicing a ripe banana into “nickels” and freezing them — throw them in a blender with some milk and coffee (or try peanut butter). Make an extra-strong pot of coffee and keep it in a covered pitcher in the fridge (to keep it from getting watery), pour some cooled coffee into an ice tray and use coffee cubes to keep your drinks cool.

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4. Go ahead, have a free-for-all

Before you pony up for pricey tickets to the next big event, look in local papers and online for free festivals and fairs nearby — the summer is a great time for outdoor celebrations of the arts, entertainment, and cuisine.

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5. Play the market

Before heading to the grocery store, spend a little time online to find local farmer’s markets — not only is the produce fresher, but it’s likely to be less money as well.

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