If you can afford to sit in your balcony sipping hot cup of tea and enjoying crunchy pakoda during the heavy rains, this post is definitely not for you. Monsoon happens to be favourite time, if I could go to multiple vacations and take multiple holidays, clearly I have done quite a research to put up this post, shows I still have to do my bit of struggle. Never mind, monsoon is very enjoyable if we take care of certain things and keep expenses in check. Lets look at how we can avoid monsoon related expenses during the monsoon and working out through it. Here I am listing down the 7 money saving tips for monsoon, just a quick reminder for easy use.
Keeping raining gears ready – Before the rainy season strikes, a good quality umbrella, rainy shoes will not only save health, it will save from wearing off shoes, damage to clothes etc. It is a good idea to keep a spare clothes and a pair of shoes at office in case you get drenched on your way to office.
Iron box and hair dryer – These two electronic devices are a savior for many reasons. Keeping it running and handy would help save a lot of cost to dry clothes, shoes. In high humidity places, rainy seasons are worst for humidity related damages.
4. Keep emergency numbers handy – Rainy season causes many disruptions like electricity, water related issues, flooding, road accidents, unwarranted structure collapse etc. To ensure we dont get stuck in this unforseen sitution or to help others, keeping fire brigade, nearest doctor’s police stations come handy in time of need. Keeping colleagues’ and neighbors number saved in your phone and a pocket diary can be helpful.
6. Torch, knife and zip lock pouch – These tools are anyway are handy tools for regular wear-tear n repair work. Heavy rains can create unneccessary emergency situation at wieredest hours and catch us un-prepared. Zip-lock pouches can come handy for safe-keeping important documents etc. Some preparedness in the monsoon can save a lot of money and hassles
7. Leave a little early and take public transport – Rainy season is known for causing unprecedented delay in roadways as well as metro railwyas besides the long journey with airplanes and trains. The water logging and road conditions could prove disastrous at times causing vehicle breakdown and delays in travel time. While the first thing one should do is checking the car conditions and reading the insurance documents carefully, one should take public transport to save money as well as traveling in a group may be affordable and safe.
There are numerous thing I can add here like keeping house clean, taking home insurance, dusting the furniture with a clean dry cloth, putting a extra layer of varnish on wooden furniture, having home made food, cleaning green vegetable careefully etc. But cant deny the fact monsoon is a happy season. A season which brings greenery, life, an excuse take day breaks and remembering childhood funtimes, a little precaution and preparedness can help us enjoying the season even better.