25 Things To Do On No-Spend Weekends

It’s easy to stick on a budget during the weekdays. But on the weekends, all hell breaks loose. People go out for brunches, shopping, movies… It becomes a habit and a belief that having fun means spending money. If this sounds too familiar, then maybe you should consider having a no-spend weekend. With some research, you can come up with many ideas of things that are free and still as fun to do.

Below, in no order, a list of 25 things you can do without blowing your budget.


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With a hectic week, we might just want to rest in the comfort of our homes and rewind. For those days, you can try the following:

1. Watch movies/Netflix

2. Read a good book

3. Write down your goals for the next week

4. Plan out your budget for the next month

5. Declutter your closet and donate what you don’t wear anymore

6. Meditate for 10 minutes

7. Journal

8. Stretch

10. Cook something you love

11. Declutter your digital life (delete unused apps, unfollow and unsubscribe…)

12. DIY projects

13. Do some gardening (grow some vegetables and herbs that you need)

14. Take paid surveys (check out Swagbucks)

15. Find coupons for groceries you typically buy

Going Out

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On those days of sunshine, a day out can be a great idea, below are some free outdoor activities you might enjoy.

1. Go for a walk around your neighborhood

2. Walk out your dog, or volunteer to walk out your neighbor’s dog

3. Go the library

4. Have a park picnic with a friend

5. Volunteer your time (Examples for ways to volunteer your time are platelet donation with the American Red Cross, and volunteering at a local suicide and crisis hotline, a soup kitchen or homeless shelter)

6. Go to the beach

7. Go for a bike ride

8. Sunbathe

9. Go star-gazing

10. Explore the city and take pictures

Your turn…
What no-spend activities do you enjoy on the weekends?We love hearing from YOU. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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