It’s never too late to start saving for your next vacation. By creating a savings plan and following through, you can ensure you make the most of your time in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Below are a few tips on how to get started saving for that much-needed getaway.

1) Determine Your Vacation Costs

In order to know what you need to save, you need to know what you’re going to spend. Remember to include costs such as travel, parking, food, and souvenirs. Then take your total cost and divide it by the number of weeks until your planned vacation dates to determine how much you need to save per week.

2) Set Up a Separate Vacation Savings Account

It’s hard not to spend money. If you see that you have it available, you will most likely spend it. An easy way to keep from spending money you’d rather be saving is to create a separate savings account just for your vacation fund. Out of sight is out of mind.

3) Cut Back on Extras

By making your own coffee at home every day versus spending $4 on a latte, you can save $20 a week. This sort of thinking also applies to cutting out trips to the movies and eating out. After all, you’ll be dining out plenty when you’re on vacation.

4) Sell Stuff

Do you have things around the house that you’re not using or some items that haven’t been used in a long time? Have a yard sale, visit a consignment shop or sell on eBay. Chances are, you wont miss the items and your vacation savings fund could use the extra money earned.

5) Get Motivated

Sometimes all we need is a little motivation. Place pictures of your vacation destination in strategic locations like on your computer screen, fridge or bathroom mirror. Make lists of exactly what you want to do while you’re there. All of this will help keep you motivated as you’re saving up.