Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. I love the cool down period and the beautiful burst of colors on everything. The crisp air just creates a ton of memories for me!
I also love that Autumn is bountiful in not only the harvest, but so many ways to use the season in a frugal way from everything from food to home décor.
Ten frugal Things About Autumn
Did someone say canning? Canning is the one big money saver of the year in Autumn. If you didn’t grow a garden this year, you can still can when you stock up on cheap produce from your local farmer’s market.
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With the leaves falling, there are endless crafts you can do with leaves. Scour Pinterest and you will find a plethora on how to use nature’s free craft supply in numerous ways.
3. Back-To-School sales
Back to school sales are great for school supplies that you might need immediately, but you can save on office supplies and even school supplies needed throughout the year and into next year by buying the best deals in larger quantities. If you have a child who loves to craft, you may be able to get a holiday present or two for really cheap months in advance, as well.
4. Fall Fares on Plane tickets and hotels
If you didn’t get to go on a vacation this summer, fall fares on planes and in hotels are often much cheaper as the weather gets cooler. Plan to do a weekend getaway on the cheap in September or October and you may get to enjoy some semi-warm weather on your trip.
5. Clothing is cheaper
It is dirt cheap this time of the year. Jeans are often 30-50% off so that stores can get ready for the huge stock of back to school items coming in. Also, get great deals on summer clothes for next year. Many items that are “summer” can be used year round including polos, t-shirts, and skirts.
6. Outdoor Gear
Get very low cost outdoor gear this season. Patio furniture and lawnmowers will be slashed in price as will BBQs. You can also get shrubs and trees at huge discounts.
7. Car Sales
If you are in the market for a new car, Fall is your season to save. Car lots are making room for next year’s models and most have large discounts that can save you thousands.
It’s no secret that apples are in season in the Fall and if you know how to make your own apple butter or apple sauce, you can make enough for the year by visiting an orchard that allows picking on the cheap. Also, watch the paper and Craigslist. Many times, there is such an over-abundance they offer some for free!
Autumn brings great coupons out and available. You can save and stock up on pantry items for the months to come by getting your hands on coupons for snacks, lunchbox favorites, canned goods and so on.
Don’t forget how low you can get electronics. Laptops and desktops as well as tablets go down as stores try to entice college students to buy as well as many cell phone companies offer great deals on service packages.
What are the frugal things that YOU are planning to do this fall?