One of the easiest way to free up money for investing is to spend more of your time doing activities that don’t cost any money. To help you get started we have put together 60 awesome activities with actionable ideas.
If you can replace just one or two regular habits that you spend the most money with then you will be on your way to saving regularly.
Use these quick links to skip to the actionable suggestions:
60 No Spend Things to Do to Save Money Get Moving
I love hiking, it exercises your body and your mind, and nourishes your imagination. Save some cash and tick off something from your bucket list.
2. Bike riding
Bo matter how long it’s been since I rode a bike you still know how to do it! Pick a beautiful path through the country and soak up the serenity.
https://pinterest.com/pin/182184747403517917/ 3. Hit the beach
If it’s summer you can have loads of fun down on the beach. I’m not talking about boring tanning or swimming, checkout this list of FREE things to do at the beach like: becoming a sand mermaid, make a sundial, do some beach art, fly a kite, stack pebbles and more!
https://pinterest.com/pin/454933999841328116/ 4. Go fishing
Fishing is a great way to pretend to be doing something while actually doing nothing. It sounds like a joke but there are few other things in our stressful.. always connected lives where you can just enjoy some quiet time with nature and maybe even catch your dinner. Sharing a fishing experience can also help strengthen relationships with family and friends.
5. Build a sandcastle
Have you ever been to the beach and someone has built an truely impressive sand castle. With a little creativity you can build your own castle and pay nothing. Look around your house, craft box, kitchen draws and garage work bench to find tools. Follow this infographic and build your own masterpiece.
https://pinterest.com/pin/61150507417415318/ 6. Build a fire
Grab a tin of petrol and a match. No wait, forget I said that. How about rubbing some sticks together.
https://pinterest.com/pin/574349758711257290/ 7. Go camping
Find a beautiful location and get back to nature. If you get that fire started here’s
10 fun games you can play around the campfire.
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Find a local park to play or relax:
9. Have a picnic
Food is better in nature. Find a beautiful spot and bring a meal, easy.
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There are usually some fun free music or entertainments events going on if you do a bit of searching.
Working with your hands and being able to appreciate your efforts can be very rewarding.
https://pinterest.com/pin/AbEht7XTGIw60NxDQBlUPkGNImsjI-9sTwHD0g69VRCCAjqWSL7SWyk/ 12. Do yoga
Improve your flexibility. Grab a mat and start with a few beginner poses.
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Do this total body home workout. No equipment required.
https://pinterest.com/pin/657807089292532629/ 14. Go for a walk/run
Work on your cardio with a walk or run.
https://pinterest.com/pin/336151559666289097/ 15. Plank
Build your core with a plank and other core workouts.
16. Play with your kids
All kids want is for you to spend time with them. Enjoy it while you can, in a few years they won’t want to be seen within 50m of you!
https://pinterest.com/pin/308848486923826096/ 17. Host a pot luck
Get some friends around a share a few meals together.
https://pinterest.com/pin/498281146247316369/ 18. Call a friend
Get on the phone and re-live those glory days.
19. Make a gift
Gifts you make yourself are unique and people appreciate them more.
https://pinterest.com/pin/417849671657400350/ 20. Volunteer
Volunteering makes your feel good and helps someone else.
https://pinterest.com/pin/348677196122897264/ 21. Visit a nursing home
If you go and spend some time with people in nursing homes you might hear some wonderful stories from people and have lived long and interesting lives. These links have some useful volunteering information:
22. Host a clothing swap
You’ve got loads of clothes you don’t wear. Why not swap them?
23. Do a good deed for someone
It makes you feel good and they get something done for them.
24. Read a book
Live vicariously though someone else with a good book.
https://pinterest.com/pin/325596248041428112/ 25. Drink a hot tea
There is an art to making and drinking tea.
https://pinterest.com/pin/540643130248023536/ 26. Take a bubble bath
https://pinterest.com/pin/36451078208444550/ 27. Wash your hair
10 of the best hair wash tips. 28. Read a magazine
The trashier the better.
29. Take a nap
These guys know what it’s all about.
https://pinterest.com/funzeeonesie/sleep-cute/ 30. Sit in the sun
Here’s a piglet in a sun lounger, I rest my case.
https://pinterest.com/pin/13792342580286592/ 31. Play with an animal
Animals love to play so why not make some time for them.
https://pinterest.com/pin/444730531932763681/ 32. Sing/listen to music
Music is nourishment for the soul. If you’re tone deaf then stick to listing to some of the
33. Visit a spiritual place
Spiritual places nourish your soul.
https://pinterest.com/stall69uk/temples-churches-spiritual-places-inside/ 34. Meditate
Learn to relax and change patterns of thinking. Meditation & breathing techniques can help with that.
35. Practice mindfulness
Often our patterns of thinking influence our lives in negative ways. Learn and practice mindfulness to improve emotional health and wellbeing.
36. Start a gratitude journal
Start noticing how lucky you are.
Use Your Brain
37. Make lists (meals, budget, savings)
If you want to get organised then
Kayse Pratt has got a list of lists. 38. Play sudoku
sudoku part of your daily routine and keep the cobwebs out of your brain. 39. Do a crossword puzzle
For a more traditional puzzle why not do a few
crosswords? 40. Make some gifts
Not free but much cheaper that buying something and truely appreciated.
https://pinterest.com/pin/243898136049686155/ 41. Do a course
Whether you’re interested in programming, graphic design, speech writing, or conflict resolution, there a class for you.
https://pinterest.com/pin/476185360584602229/ 42. Learn a language
Did you know that you could be fluent in a new language in a little as three months.
Benny has alot of great tips on his blog and can help you overcome the barriers holding you back. 43. Learn self improvement ideas
Focus some time on improving yourself and many areas of your life will improve. Two of the best are
Eric Barker & James Clear. 44. Search Google for “free things to do in your city”
There’s lots to do where you live, why don’t you
let me Google that for you. 45. Do brain training
Brain training can be fun and can improve your cognitive abilities. Two of the best are
Luminosity and BrainHQ. 46. Learn to tie knots
Knots can assist you in many areas of your life.
47. Take photographs
Express your creativity or capture a moment.
https://pinterest.com/pin/333477547380907429/ 48. Draw or paint
Drawing is the foundation of all art.
https://pinterest.com/pin/153263193548344553/ 49. Write a story, poetry or blog
Instead of consuming content why not create some yourself.
https://pinterest.com/emmasedlak/write-write-write-it/ 50. Play an instrument
With the right guidance learning an instrument can be fun.
https://pinterest.com/smddarby/learn-instruments/ 51. Invent something
these steps and you can invent something yourself. 52. Decorate your house
http://www.womansday.com/home/decorating/g1345/creative-decorating-ideas/ 53. Knit/sew/crochet
People of all ages know how to knit, sew & crochet.
https://pinterest.com/mardi_sheridan/sewing-knitting-crochet/ 54. Do a craft project
https://pinterest.com/sharlajk/craft-ideas/ 55. Visit an art museum
If you have a local art gallery or museum then make sure you check it out.
56. Go to an outdoor movie/concert
There are always events on, especially in summer.
Doodles can be quick and simple and silly.
https://pinterest.com/pin/541769030150095482/ 58. Declutter
Everyone has a little junk around the house. Some people have a little more that a little! This
guide to reducing clutter will help you get it under control. 59. Decorate your house
Decorating your house doesn’t need to be expensive. The
broke person’s guide to decorating and 24 creative ways to decorate should get you started. 60. Paint some furniture
Spruce up some tired old furniture.
61. Cook a new meal
Get some inspiration.
That should be enough to keep you busy saving money for a while! What about you, what are the things that you can suggest that are good to do that don’t cost any money.