7 AMAZING BUDGET FRIENDLY HACKS TO GET YOUR BACKYARD SUMMER READY

Dated: 06/01/2018

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7 AMAZING BUDGET-FRIENDLY HACKS 

TO GET YOUR BACKYARD SUMMER READY 

BY TASHA L. EGBUNA


FUN IN THE SUN!

The great thing about summer is that fun can be had anytime and anywhere… especially your own back yard.  Use these 7 budget friendly hacks to make your backyard the funnest of them all.

 

HACK #1: STYLISH DIGGS

It’s party time, and your turn to host the backyard bbq.  Extra seating is going to be a must.  What do you do?

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A few cinder blocks and some throw pillows and you’ve got yourself some stylish, inexpensive seating.   Want more? 

Try two wooden pallets and a few stone pavers for a stylish bar or serving 
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HACK #2: FLAWLESS GRILLIN’

Want to know one of the best kept secrets to great bbq? Food that doesn’t stick.  Say goodbye to the annoying bits of food that become a caked up, burned on mess.   

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Cut an onion in half and run it all over the heated grill prior to placing any food on it.  You’ll have perfectly seared burgers, hotdogs and chicken - with no bits missing - every time.

HACK #3: BUDGET-WISE FEASTING

Save time and money and have peace of mind with Chicabug’s serving guide.  Follow the guide to know just how much to buy based on your guest list. No more overspending, and no more waste!


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HACK #4: NON-TOXIC, ITCH-FREE FUN

Unfortunately, we aren’t the only species that enjoys a yummy summer-time spread, you might want to try one of these all natural hacks to avoiding being mosquito snacks. 


Burn unused coffee grounds in a tin can or atop aluminum foil and place up-wind. 

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For a smokeless approach, kill two birds with one stone and add a bit of ambience to the mix.  

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Recipe: Mason jar, lemon/limes sliced, a few drops of essential oil of your choice, rosemary sprigs and tea candle. Less than $5 a piece. (Replace fresh ingredients every 3-5 days for best results.)

 

HACK #5: LET THE GAMES BEGIN

What would summer backyard fun be without the games? 


Lawn Twister anyone?

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…and while the adults have themselves all tangled up, the little ones can keep the fun going with a little self-serve bubble blowing fun.


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HACK #6: FUN TIL’ YOU DROP

 Who says the fun has to stop when the sun goes down? Try this cheap hack for some sophisticated, night-time ambience.  Attcach sidewalk lights to the backyard fence.  

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  Or dust off  that wadded up collection of white stranded Christmas lights (...you know, the ones you keep in the garage...) and light the deck each night, all summer long. 

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HACK 7#: KEEPIN’ THE OUTSIDE OUT!

We all love a bit of backyard mudding, but when it’s time to bring the party indoors we’d like to do so without the outside creeping in.  This simple hack will keep things mess free. 

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Fill a waterproof box with flat rocks and have your guests spray their feet with the water hose before entering the house. Your kids will get a kick out of this one too.  HAPPY HACKING!


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Tasha Egbuna

As a mother, wife and career woman, my work reflects my lifestyle and the things that inspire me. A love of family and an appreciation of the homestead fuel my desire to give back to the world a....

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