Friday, August 07, 2015

30 Things To Do Instead of Spending Money

When dealing with struggles it is all too easy to forget that it is the simple things that make life sweeter and more enjoyable. Here is a list of free ideas for things you can do instead of spending money.

  1. Rearrange a room
  2. Take a bubble bath
  3. Read a book or two that you loved as a child
  4. Call a friend to chat
  5. Use those craft supplies. Make something!
  6. Send an encouraging note via email, Facebook or snail mail
  7. Do a crossword puzzle 
  8. Watch the birds; see how many different species visit your yard
  9. Listen to your favorite music or find some new jams to listen to
  10. Create a meal out of all those bits in the pantry and freezer
  11. Take pictures with your cell phone or digital camera
  12. Declutter a junk drawer 
  13. Paint your nails
  14. Dance around the house while cleaning
  15. Organize your favorite recipes
  16. Take a nap
  17. Walk in the rain
  18. Watch a movie
  19. Visit your family
  20. Go for a drive in a scenic area
  21. Wash and detail your car
  22. Beautify your front porch
  23. Explore museums on free days
  24. Water your garden (early morning or evening is best)
  25. Write a love letter to your spouse
  26. Go to the beach, river, or lake
  27. Lose an hour or so on Pinterest gleaning ideas
  28. Write a bucket list
  29. Create your own magazine with a binder and sheet protectors
  30. Watch a sunrise or sunset

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Laura Lane said...

This is a wonderful list!

Tracy Lee said...

Thank you, Laura!

Theresa F said...

Love all these ideas.

Karla Neese said...

Great ideas!

Fiona Ferris said...

Such a great list and perfect to refer to when I'm procrastinating and thinking of spending or eating...