You don’t have the budget to get away this year and your work schedule makes it hard to find time for yourself. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a vacation and it can all happen at home. With a spark of creativity, you can have everything you need and all you have to do is pull in the driveway.
Make that Man Cave Happen
Your friends have a man cave and you want one too. Your basement, the spare room, or the garage are perfect locations. Even a shed will work if you don’ have any other place that is suitable. All you need is a few chairs. Grab some at a flea market or garage sale. Add a radio, television, and a mini refrigerator and you have everything you need to get away from it all for a little while.
Don’t Forget the Patio
There is nothing better than a patio where you can put up your feet and unwind. Plump up your cushions on your furniture with foam seat inserts from the Foam Factory. Fill up a cooler with something good to drink, fire up the grill, and you will have the best meal without having to get dressed up.
Enjoy the Pool
If you really want to stay cool and refreshed in the summer, you need a pool. If you do not have one, get an economical pool that you can find for a bargain at the department stores. You can inflate it, enjoy it for the season, and pack it away in the fall. If your budget won’t stretch that far, a kiddie pool will work when you want to stick your feet in the water, drink something cold, and close your eyes.
Listen to Some Tunes
Music can make the world go around. Play your favorite tunes, whether you use Pandora on your mobile device, your iPod, or your radio. Pipe some of your favorite songs out to the backyard while you lay back on your lounge chair. Close your eyes and forget about the rest of the world for a while. If you have a place you can go where you can be yourself and take it easy, that’s all you need. Your own home can be your best vacation ever as you make the most of what you have.