Most people spend their leisure time with family and friends. They go out, grab a bite to eat, watch a movie and end the night with a drink or two. This is a healthy way to spend free time. But for those who are looking for ways to save a money during some days, here are excellent suggestions that don’t cost as much.
For avid readers opening a book is like going on a great adventure. There are endless supplies of free books you can download on the internet and lots of thrift shops that sell used books. Reading improves writing skills and expands the vocabulary. And it’s cheap too.
Gardening can be very addicting. Planting and watching seeds sprout and grow is very satisfying. Aside from letting you commune with nature it also allows you to spend some time outdoors. If you live in an apartment there are clever ways of growing small plants and herbs you can search for in the internet.
Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to spend a lot of money to take photography as a hobby. Nowadays many smartphones are equipped with cameras that can take really good pictures, all you need is to develop this hobby. As you improve your craft you can even sell your images on sites like iStockphotos and make some extra cash.
Challenge yourself to a game or two. You can play with a friend or play online. Chess is a great way to exercise the brain, prevent diseases like dementia and raise the IQ.
Puzzles are cheap, easy to find and challenging. Tackling a jigsaw puzzle is also a nice way to spend quiet evenings with family and friends. It’s a great way to bond and enjoy time together.
Homesteading refers to activities and practices that encourage self-sufficiency. Canning, making your own wine and cheese or making your own jerky are good examples. With a lot of planning, practice and preparation, homesteading can help you save lots of money.
Learning or playing the guitar is very practical. Guitars can be carried around easily and it can be played without electricity. If you don’t know how to play, you can learn via free online lessons. For those who don’t have guitars, there are second-hand shops that sell them cheaply.