Summer officially arrives this month, bringing with it plenty of opportunities to spend money, but also more opportunities to save than many families realize. Take advantage of warm weather deals and these simple tricks to keep more of your money in the bank — while still making this a summer to remember.

1. Have a Yard or Garage Sale

June is peak season for yard and garage sales, but instead of shopping at them, why not organize one of your own? Declutter your closets, sell anything you no longer need and stash the extra cash in your bank or savings account.

2. Look for Free (or Cheap) Summer Fun

You don't have to spend a lot of money to entertain the kids while they're home for summer vacation. Free family activities are everywhere when the weather is nice; you just need to know how to find inexpensive summer fun.

3. Shop at Farmers Markets

Save big on seasonal produce like cherries, blueberries and strawberries, and avoid spending extra on the impulse purchases that are common at bigger grocery stores.

4. Know How to Save on Gas

Road trips are a summer tradition in many families, but while driving may be cheaper than flying, it can still incur some serious costs. Check out these tips from Consumer Reports on how to get the best gas mileage before you hit the open road.

5. Bike Around Town

If you're staying home this summer, do you really need that car at all? Commit to biking to your favorite destinations (assuming you live in a community where this is a safe activity to do with kids).

6. Cut the Cable

Kids are better off playing outside, getting exercise, gardening, swimming, enjoying the sunshine, etc., and you can always reinstate your services when cold weather strikes again. You can also rent a DVD from Redbox on evenings when you feel the need to relax on the couch.

7. Plan Ahead

We've officially entered the second half of the year (can you believe it?), so now is the time to reflect on your current spending and reassess your family's financial goals for the duration of 2014. See POPSUGAR's 7 Things You Must Do This June For a Better Rest of the Year for tips on getting started.

Do you manage to save money during the summer months? Or do you find that you spend more while the kids are out of school?