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Creative Activities You Can Do Without Spending Money

75 Creative Things You Can Do Without Spending Money Or If You're on A Budget | Here are fun and productive things to do on a no spend or money-free weekend or on a daily basis. Whether you're on a budget, saving, unemployed, here are creative activities you can do without spending a dime. You can do this with your boyfriend, husband, friends or family. #budget #nospend #money

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About half of the marriages in America end up in divorce. For that reason, my husband and I started Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University as a precaution and to prepare us in the long run. We have been checking in with each other on our budget on a regular basis. As Rachel Cruze said in one of the videos,

Budgeting doesn’t restrict you. It’s freedom and permission to spend your money on things that are important to you!

I completely agree. As a couple, we are more intentional with how we spend our money and think twice on purchases.


Our no-spend challenge

We recently decided to have one day a week of no-spend day. Right now, we choose a random day of the week to not spend. I would love for us to have a consistent day of a no-spend day, unfortunately, things always come up and we have to be flexible.

I love the idea of having being disciplined and keeping ourselves on track with our goals and finances. As we diligently follow our budget, we find ourselves not knowing what to do on days when we can’t spend money. I know we’re not the only ones who choose to watch Netflix instead of strolling around temptation mall.


Here are 75 creative activities you can do:

This is list is perfect for when you’re following a budget, doing a no-spend weekend, strapped for cash, unemployed or a student. There are plenty of things to do without spending money. All it takes is a little bit of creativity and a positive attitude. Sometimes it may seem like not having or spending money is seen negatively, but life isn’t about how much you can cash out. Life is about appreciating what we already have and people around us, it’s cliché but true.


75 Creative Things You Can Do Without Spending Money Or If You're on A Budget | Here are fun and productive things to do on a no spend or money-free weekend or on a daily basis. Whether you're on a budget, saving, unemployed, here are creative activities you can do without spending a dime. You can do this with your boyfriend, husband, friends or family. #budget #nospend #money

1. Learn astronomy

2. Check American Meteor Society and watch for shooting stars

3. Learn more about your ancestry

4. Create a family tree

5. Plan out your week or weekend

6. Check your credit score for free at Annual Credit Report

7. Figure out how to save more money in the next few days

8. Connect your bank accounts to Mint to budget better

9. Exercise your brain with Luminosity

10. Volunteer your time at the nearest shelter

11. Borrow books from the library

12. Swap books at your neighborhood book box

13. Do some spring cleaning

14. Sell items online at a consignment store or a yard sale

15. Take your dog to a dog park

16. Do some DIY projects with tools and crafts around your place

17. Ride a bike around town

18. Design a card on Canva to use for holidays or events

19. Update your resume on Linkedin

20. Connect with old coworkers and get their recommendations on Linkedin

21. Create a portfolio of your projects for interviews by using Behance

22. Sign up on Upwork to look for a side job

75 Creative Things You Can Do Without Spending Money Or If You're on A Budget | Here are fun and productive things to do on a no spend or money-free weekend or on a daily basis. Whether you're on a budget, saving, unemployed, here are creative activities you can do without spending a dime. You can do this with your boyfriend, husband, friends or family. #budget #nospend #money

23. Fill up your photo albums with photos you have

24. Create a scrapbook or collage of your family or special time of your life

25. Make a vision book on Google Doc

26. Visit a museum on a free day

27. Learn a new skill such as Photoshop or chess

28. Trade clothes or accessories with friends

29. Up your Instagram game and master phone photography

30. Write an encouraging post on your social media

31. Make your lip scrub by using sugar and oil

32. Do the 100 workout challenge like 100 squats or 100 push ups

33. Catch up on sleep, because why not?

34. Do those chores you’ve been putting away

35. Learn how you can maximize your space and rearrange your furniture

36. Plan your meals for the week

37. Pack a picnic with the food you already have at home

38. Write an ebook and sell it on Amazon

39. Journal your thoughts and dreams

40. Write a gratitude list. Check out 5 Ways to be More Grateful.

41. Brainstorm ideas for future dinner parties or events

42. Write out a bucket list for the year

43. Create a 5-year plan of what you want to achieve

44. Set up a plan to follow your dreams. Check out How to Pursue Your Dreams Despite the Distractions.

45. Start a blog about topics you love

75 Creative Things You Can Do Without Spending Money Or If You're on A Budget | Here are fun and productive things to do on a no spend or money-free weekend or on a daily basis. Whether you're on a budget, saving, unemployed, here are creative activities you can do without spending a dime. You can do this with your boyfriend, husband, friends or family. #budget #nospend #money

46. Start a vlog on Youtube using your smartphone

47. Write a letter to your future self

48. Join a meetup group on a topic you love

49. Go for a hike and see the view from the top

50. Start a morning routine to get you more productive. Check out How to Get Started on Your Morning Routine.

51. Do you already create things? Start a business and sell them on Etsy.

52. Grab free samples from Sephora to test out before committing to buying them

53. Check with your local gym if they offer a free pass

54. Do something kind to other people

55. Catch up with a friend and Marco Polo them

56. Send a sentimental message to a close friend or family member

57. Take a personality test: 16Personalities and Enneagram

58. Go to Costco and get some samples

59. Learn a foreign language on Duolingo

75 Creative Things You Can Do Without Spending Money Or If You're on A Budget | Here are fun and productive things to do on a no spend or money-free weekend or on a daily basis. Whether you're on a budget, saving, unemployed, here are creative activities you can do without spending a dime. You can do this with your boyfriend, husband, friends or family. #budget #nospend #money

60. Read free books on Kindle if you have Amazon Prime

61. Make complicated origami

62. Learn to code for free at CodeAcademy

63. Check your local community calendar for free events

64. Attend a free concert park

65. Go to the beach and build a sandcastle

66. Take leftover meal to a homeless person

67. Don’t throw away the avocado pit, plant it

68. If you have a backyard, pick your own fruit

69. Explore a new town and go for a stroll

70. Go rollerblading  or skateboarding

71. Organize and delete old or junk emails

72. Watch inspirational videos on Netflix or Youtube

73. Experiment with your make up

74. Start a new hairstyle

75. Write out new goals or do a goal check-in. Check out 7 Ways to Achieve Your Goals.



Let’s recap

  • Budgeting is gives you the freedom to spend your money on things you love not restrict you.
  • Have a no-spend challenge is perfect to keep you on track for you budget.
  • Sometimes you have to be creative to not spend money.
  • Remember, enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Not everything costs money.




I want to hear from you!

What other creative things do you do when you do a spend-free or no spend days?



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