Utah family and dog enjoying a hike in the evening sun.

Mar 11, 2016 / Local Utah

Save More than Daylight

Daylight Savings has a bad reputation. Spring forward means an hour of sleep lost, but we like looking on the bright side. So, grab a quick nap and get ready to enjoy that extra hour of evening sun. Here are a few ideas that won’t break the bank.

BBQ on the patio.

Restaurant prices are quickly outpacing the cost of do-it-yourself cooking and barbecuing. So use that extra evening sunlight for get-togethers at your home or neighborhood park. Save even more by having your guests bring something to share.

Spring cleaning.

Okay, it may not be a whole lot of fun, but cleaning up the yard in the evenings will free up your weekends for more adventure. Don’t forget to give your air conditioner a quick check up and make sure your air filters are clean. You can save big by doing this early instead of paying for an emergency during the heat of summer.

Skip the store and take a hike.

With the extra daylight, you might be tempted to engage in a little retail therapy after a long day’s work. Instead, try going for a walk or a hike as a way to blow off steam. Utah is packed to the gills with hiking trails and beautiful views that can be more therapeutic, and definitely less expensive, than new shoes or the latest gadget.

Make the most of all the money you save with a Dedicated Savings Account from Utah First. Set up an automatic transfer to your savings account each month and watch your finances ‘spring forward’.