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Things to Do Instead of Spending Money

  • Visit a local beach.

  • Sign up for a free class.

  • Cook a new recipe with leftover ingredients you have.

  • Reread a book you own.

  • Rearrange your furniture.

  • Organize your closet.

  • Make a playlist on Spotify.

  • Have a movie marathon with close friends.

  • Play some board games.

  • Swap clothing with friends.

  • Go swimming.

  • Visit a local park or playground.

  • Sunbathe.

  • Try a new hairstyle at home.

  • Watch reruns of your favorite TV show with DVDs from your local library.

  • Practice new makeup looks.

  • Plant some flowers in your garden.

  • Go sightseeing.

  • Paint your nails.

  • Host a dinner party.

  • Use YouTube videos for karaoke.

  • Take your pet out for a walk.

  • Go on a bike ride.

  • Paint or sketch something.

  • Photograph local sights.

  • Visit a museum on a free day.

  • Write in your journal.

  • Watch the sunset.

  • Go hiking.

  • Make a scrapbook.

  • Take a nap.

  • Practice yoga.

  • Go on a walking tour.

  • Make your own ice cream in a bag with ingredients around the house.

  • Write a song.

  • Practice playing an instrument.

  • Wash your car at home.

  • Volunteer for a local organization.

  • Visit with family or friends.

  • Catch up on laundry.

  • Organize the pantry.

  • Mow the lawn.

  • Paint a pot.

  • Do some arts and crafts.

  • Start a DIY project.

  • Exercise.

  • Put on a garage sale.

  • Bake some cookies or other sweet treats from scratch.

  • Put together a list of your favorite recipes.

  • Write a bucket list.

  • Shoot some hoops.

  • Get rid of clutter.

  • Go for a run around the neighborhood.

  • Do spa treatments at home.

  • Build a bookshelf.

  • Dance.

  • Take a bath.

  • Repair holes in clothing.

  • Make a quilt from old t-shirts.

  • Clean up your email.

  • Organize old photos into an album.

  • Write a letter.

  • Window shop.

  • Have a picnic.

  • Listen to a podcast.

  • Knit.

  • Build a fort.

  • Finish a puzzle.

  • Play card games.

  • Start planning your next getaway.

  • Organize the pots and pans in your kitchen.

  • Listen to new music online.

  • Play video games.

  • Gaze at the stars.

  • Watch the sunrise.

  • Write a poem or short story.

  • Work on your to-do list.

  • Update your résumé.

  • Get creative and make a costume with old clothing items.

  • Try a new hobby.

  • Download free apps.

  • Make your own jewelry with old beads, buttons, or chains.

  • Tie-dye a t-shirt.

  • Practice origami.

  • Make a card.

  • Have a bonfire.

  • Throw a potluck.

  • Put your favorite photos in a frame.

  • Work on handmade gifts.

  • Replace old lightbulbs.

  • Watch home movies.

  • Organize your makeup.

  • Arrange flowers in a vase. Or better yet, upcycle an old bottle into a cute vase!

  • Organize your bulletin board.

  • Update your social media profiles.

  • Make a new board on Pinterest. Check out our Pinterest account for awesome DIYs and tips!

  • Have a sleepover.

  • Organize old receipts.

  • Browse the farmers market.

  • Explore the downtown area of your city.

  • Pick fruit that you grew at home.

  • Go fishing at a local lake, pond, or pier.

  • Go to a free event.

  • Make s'mores.

  • Dress up.

  • Play volleyball.

  • Fly a kite.

  • Play tennis.

  • Go for a drive.

  • Go sledding.

  • Practice a new language.

  • Make a collage of old photographs or magazine cutouts.

  • Repurpose old clothing into a pillow, drapes, or blanket.

  • Upcycle your old jeans into shorts.

  • Play frisbee.

  • Make your own pizza.

  • Clean out your garage.

  • Listen to the radio.

  • Go camping in your backyard.

  • Daydream.

  • Video chat with a friend.

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