A Chicago Summer on a Budget

Published on June 19th, 2018

It’s finally summer in Chicago, what everyone’s been looking forward to all winter. We all want to enjoy the nice weather, but it’s important to watch how much you spend. Our quick short term loans are perfect for having summer fun on a budget! Plan out more of your spending with these cost-effective tips in mind.

Skip the Dishwasher

To compensate for increased air conditioning use, try to cut down on using other appliances. The dishwasher is a great place to start. Running a half-loaded dishwasher is a waste of energy and water. If you only have a few dishes, try washing them by hand before going straight for the dishwasher.

Close Your Curtains

It may be beautiful outside, but chances are it’s hot and humid. Leaving your curtains open will allow sunlight to come in, making your home warmer than it already is. Don’t make your air conditioner work harder than it has to. Keep your blinds closed during peak heat hours of the day.

Try Air Drying

To really cut gas and electric costs, consider air drying your laundry. While it may take longer than a conventional dryer, it saves money and extends the lifespan of your clothing.

Picnic in the Park

Skip the expensive lunch or dinner and pack a picnic meal for one of Chicago’s great parks. Bring a blanket, some water, and a book or a friend to enjoy the outdoors for almost no cost.

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