Five Cost-Effective and Fun Labor Day Ideas


August 30, 2021

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Labor Day is just around the corner, and this year we’ve all got a lot to celebrate. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the long weekend, we’ve put together a handful of ideas sure to deliver maximum fun while staying within your budget.

Host a potluck.

Fire up the grill and ask each of your guests to bring a side dish, dessert or beverage. Potlucks are a great way to get everyone together without taking on the full financial burden of providing all the food for your guests. Many online invitation sites even offer an option to include a potluck list so your guests can sign up and share what they plan to bring.

Plan an adventure – on a budget.

Summer travel doesn’t have to be expensive. Consider planning a day trip or “staycation” to explore something new in your area. Whether you’re hiking in a state park, checking out a campground, visiting a local museum or hitting up a ball game, there are countless ways to enjoy the long weekend and send off summer in style.

Hit up those Labor Day sales.

Labor Day is notorious for some of the biggest sales of the year. Whether you’re in the market for home appliances, a new mattress, a barbecue grill or a new car, this is a great time to take advantage of holiday savings. Keep an eye on ads and promotions in the weeks leading up to Labor Day and make a plan to score some savings when the sales roll out.

Tackle your to do list.

The long weekend is the perfect time to finally tackle some of those home improvement projects lingering on your to do list. Even little things like sprucing up your garden or giving your front door a fresh coat of paint can have a major impact on your home’s curb appeal.

Organize a garage sale.

Everyone has heard of spring cleaning – but what about summer purging? Gather up all the things around your home you no longer use and organize a neighborhood garage sale. Not only is this a responsible way to give new life to your unwanted items, it’s also a fun way to make a few bucks in the process!