Fab Frugal Fun Things To Do When Boredom Strikes
Having fun can mean shelling out a whole lot of moolah – buying tickets to an event or even going out for dinner. New experiences and adventure come with a heavy price tag.
There are times when my biggest challenge is to avoid getting bored while being mindful of my budget. Figuring out fun things to do that aren’t expensive can seem daunting.
Fun doesn’t have to always cost money. The aim is to use only the things you already have at home and not buy anything new. A DVD, a subscription service, existing pantry ingredients, craft items. Here are 65+ ideas for fun things you can do that don’t pinch your pocket.
The Magic of Food
Cook a new recipe with the ingredients you have.
Bake cookies. Share them with your neighbors.
Organize your recipes.
Learn your childhood favorite dish from grandma.
Try a different way of plating.
Bake a cake.
Make a romantic candle-lit dinner.
Volunteer at a soup-kitchen.
Use your special dinnerware, glasses and serving dishes.
Give yourself a spa treatment at home
Take a long relaxed hot shower
Try a new-hairdo
Practice a new make-up look
Paint your nails
Try face yoga
Let The Music Play
Reread your favorite book.
Listen to a new podcast.
Make a Spotify playlist.
Try You-Tube Karaoke.
Start an art journal
Write a letter.
Practice writing in a different font.
Craftsy Fun Things To Do
Grow some herbs from cuttings. Plant some flowers.
Try photography with your phone.
Practice playing the harmonica (or any other instrument) lying at home.
Make a scrap-book.
Make art for the wall at home.
Paint a pot.
Knit. Crochet. Embroider. Stitch.
Use newspaper to practice wrapping odd shaped gifts.
Solve a crossword. Or a Sudoku puzzle
Going To Town
Visit a museum on a free day.
Volunteer as a guide.
Visit the farmers’ market.
Check out your local library.
Go on a free walking-tour.
Fun With Family and Friends
Play card games.
Host a potluck.
Have a movie-marathon.
Swap clothes with your sister.
Have a picnic.
Play board games.
Finish a jigsaw puzzle.
Organize your pantry.
Create a new decor vignette with accessories you have.
Fold your laundry the Marie-Kondo way.
Mow your lawn while listening to music.
Revisit your photographs. Digitize them.
Convert a favorite photography to a meme.
Put up a garage-sale.
Donate old clothes.
Fab n Fit
Take your pet for a walk
Go on a bike ride.
Go for a run.
Shoot some hoops at the local community center.
Joy of Nature
Visit your local beach.
Sunbathe on your deck.
Watch the sunset.
Watch the sunrise.
Build a bonfire.
Camp-out in your backyard.
What do you do when you want to have a good day without spending money? Share your ideas in the comments below.