When you have more time than money, it can be difficult to think of things to keep you occupied. Sticking to a budget can be tough, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
Here are some hobbies that will keep you entertained without breaking the bank.
Blogging is a great hobby that costs virtually nothing. You can start your own website for free, or purchase your own domain and pay a small yearly fee.
You don’t even need to be HTML savvy! Many website builders have become so simplified, that anyone can set up their own website and personalize it the way they want.
Writing about what you’re passionate about is a great way to blow off steam and express your opinions.
Plus, you can share your blog on your social media profiles to start a following.
Eventually, you may even be able to generate revenue from your website if you stick to it and produce content your audience is looking for.
2. Pressing Plants
Creating beautiful cards, bookmarks, and wall art doesn’t have to be expensive.
Instead of spending money on paints, scrapbook paper, and other miscellaneous utensils, try pressing flowers as decoration instead.
This hobby allows you to press just about any kind of plant you want, to create beautiful designs. You can press flowers the traditional way by inserting them between two sheets of paper
You can press flowers the traditional way by inserting them between two sheets of paper and placing a book or weight on top, or you can use a flower press.
Ellie Roden, owner of Vermont Pressed Flowers, says that using a flower press, takes only seconds and minutes for plant material to be dried and ready to use.”
However, regardless of how you dry your flowers, it is a great hobby that brings out your creative side and helps you stay in touch with nature.
Geocaching is an activity that gets you outside on your own personal treasure hunt.
While there may not actually be treasure waiting for you, it is a fun experience that you can share with the whole family that you can do just about anywhere..
Geocaching lets you explore the area around you, or discover new places.
There are over a million locations worldwide; you just need a smartphone or GPS to get you to the coordinates.
Once you find the geocache, you will sign and date a hidden logbook. Sometimes other explorers even leave behind surprises.
4. Learn A New Skill
In today’s world of technology, it is easy to find online tutorials and free classes!
Taking advantage of these resources is a great way to teach yourself a new skill. Find a YouTube channel, a podcast, or free app that teaches something you want to learn more about.
Whether it is a new language, learning to sew, or perhaps even learning to play an instrument, taking up a new skill is a great hobby that can cost absolutely nothing.
Couponing is a hobby that will actually save you money!
Just be careful that you don’t get carried away and end up spending more than you planned to.
However, there are a number of free apps that allow you to get money back on your purchases along with coupons delivered weekly in the newspaper to help get you started.
Additionally, there are communities of fellow couponers that would be happy to help you get started.
Especially if you are trying to save a penny, this is a great hobby to get into.
This article was written by Alyssa Gisseman who is a student at Brigham Young University.
Alyssa is studying English language and editing.
She loves researching and sharing what she learns with others, especially when it is a topic as important as this one.
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