Vacations are supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying all the luxuries and amenities your destination has to offer. Unfortunately, it’s hard to completely unwind when you’re constantly worrying about money. The good news is, there are many ways to save money even before your trip starts and we’ve compiled a list of things you can do before you even set off.
Start a Side Job
Getting a second or even third job may seem like too much time and effort, but it will be worth it when you’re enjoying your vacation. There are many options out there and there’s bound to be something you enjoy doing whether it’s babysitting, waitressing, freelance writing, or even guiding wine tours. Look for seasonal jobs like retail working or camp counseling.
Sell Your Junk
Chances are that you have some things you’ve been meaning to get rid of. Your old textbooks, jewelry, prom dresses, or XBox, might be worth a lot of money online.
Make Use of Your Car
With the popularity of Lyft and Uber, more people than ever are looking for drivers. On the weekends, you can be a driver on the side. We guarantee you’ll meet a lot of interesting people. Another option is if you’re traveling and you plan on parking your car at the airport, there are travel companies that allow you to park your car at the airport for free and they’ll rent out your car to other travelers. When you return from your vacation, there will be a check waiting for you!
Rent Out Your Home
You won’t be using your home while you’re on vacation, so why not make use of it? Post your home on Airbnb. If you don’t have space to host people in your home, you can always set up a backyard tent or let people crash on your couch. If you want to make money before you leave for vacation, you can always stay with a friend or family member for a couple of days and rent out your house.