Similarly, taking a trip to your very own holiday home is a surefire way to reduce costs. Although there is an upfront cost, as expected, a holiday home helps you save money in the long run.
Thanks to the excellent facilities at your fingertips, you are much more inclined to stay in and cook instead of eating out every night. Likewise, since a holiday home gives you a permanent base from which to operate when you are away, there is much greater scope for you and your friends or family to have evenings in playing board games and getting to know each other.
The more you use your holiday home, the easier saving becomes, too. As Abi says, it is wise to ‘make a detailed packing or shopping list for kitchen essentials’ before you visit the first time. This way, you’ll have exactly what you need already in the cupboards when you arrive in the future.
Abi helpfully continues, ‘It’s often the small details like spices, butter or oil that will derail your holiday home cooking plans. Depending on the property, you may also need less glamorous things like bin liners, oven gloves and washing up liquid. But once you have these covered, plus some bottles of bubbly and family games, then the whole trip will go well.’
You see? Life as a holiday home owner is just easier!