June 11, 2018 | Bob Myers
The temperature is warming up,  the kids are finishing school and plans for what's next this summer are  being made. Are you dreaming of unplugging from work and other responsibilities and, at the same time, looking to save up to make your next home purchase?  You can do it all with a well-planned staycationthat allows you to relax, recharge and enjoy some down time in the  comfort of your own home.  Here are three tips to get you started.1. Determine Your Staycation Style 
Would  you prefer to stay in all week, or get out and about and rediscover your hometown? Like you would do with a destination vacation, make a  list of things you want to do, eat and see. This is the time to explore  the new museum exhibit, hike the trail you have been meaning to check  out or binge watch your favorite TV show.

2. Prep like you are leaving town
The best part of a vacation is getting away from the day-to-day tasks of  everyday life.  Do yourself a favor and run errands and complete chores the week before your staycation. Do the laundry, fill the car with gas and clean the house (or, better yet, have it professionally cleaned).  This way you can really settle in during your week at home without  worrying about the clean clothes that need to be put away or the rug  that needs to be vacuumed.

3. Splurge A Little
One  reason you chose to vacation at home is to save money, but that doesn't  mean you can't splurge a little on small luxuries.  Stock the refrigerator with items for awesome homemade meals or budget for eating out at restaurants when the mood strikes.  Even a nice bottle of wine or  high quality bubble bath can make you feel luxurious and relaxed without  breaking the bank.

 Are you a staycation pro with more tips to share? Comment below and let us know how you vacation at home.

Please consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate.  We have over 30 years of real  estate experience, specializing in the Montgomery County area.  If you are refinancing, want a  recommendation,  need a service provider or just have a home related question, please  give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at bobmyersteam@gmail.com.


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