Tip # 76 Swap services with friends, family, and neighbors.
Need a babysitter? Talk to your neighbors and offer to watch the neighbor's kids one night so they can have a date night, then, let them return the favor the next time you want to get out of town.
Don't want to pay to board your pet? Swap pet-sitting with your friends and watch their dog while they are out of town.
Ask a neighbor or friend to come by and water plants when you're out of town, offer to do the same for them.