CPS IBEW FCU - Staycation Ideas for Summer Fun at Home

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There is an air of uncertainty around family plans this summer. Some camps have already announced they won’t be held. And there’s no doubt vacation and other travel plans you would have already booked by now are still up in the air. Whether by mandate, by a tightening of your budget, or by choosing to keep things safe and simple, you may need to consider spending more time at home this summer than you ever have before.

So how can you make your home the summer oasis you’ve always dreamed of?

1. Just add water. If you’ve ever considered installing an in-ground pool, now might be the perfect time to turn that dream into a reality. Don’t have the budget? You don’t have to go all-in. Look at sites like Pinterest for DIY inspirations like purchasing a stock tank from a local feed store and turning into a chic wading pool.

2. Glamp out. Consider pulling your camping equipment out of storage and roughing it in your backyard for a night or two of family bonding. Add special touches like the outdoor kitchen you’ve always wanted, a fire pit, or an outdoor projector and screen for movies. Your family may forget they could step inside at any moment.

3. Get sporty. If you’re a sports family, we know you’re itching to get back into the game. Consider turning the team, coaching, and equipment money you’ve saved on a few staycation splurges.Putting green in the backyard? Basketball hoop out front? Finally turning that extra room into a home gym or dance studio? Why not?

4. Improve your green thumb. We all have landscaping and gardening on our to-do lists. There’s no time like the present. Many local landscape companies are happy to consult and help draw up plans for the yard of your dreams. And they don’t have to step one foot inside your home to do it.

Funding these projects may not be as challenging as you imagined, either.

Whatever money you save on summer camps, air travel, and hotels can really add up. And if you need a boost of funds right from the start with options to pay off over time, CPS IBEW FCU has you covered. There are several options available, including:

Fast-cash $750 loans with six-month payment plans for just the right amount of funds to get you started.
Personal loans available for larger home improvement projects like adding a pool, outdoor kitchen, or landscaping—whatever your heart desires to create the perfect vacation-at-home.
Recreational vehicle loans for RVs, personal watercraft, and other ways to expand your universe while still social distancing.

Turn lemons into lemonade this summer and make your home a place you don’t want to leave, even if you could. We’re here to help with answers to your funding questions. Call or email a member services representative today.

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