The “No-Spend” Weekend is a concept that has popped up recently that I am absolutely in Love with!
It’s exactly as it sounds, Go the whole weekend without spending anything.
I’m for all things frugal, and this Challenge is a great way to still have fun and be productive without breaking the bank.
It is estimated that the average person spends $200+ on entertainment every weekend.
Between Shopping, Kid’s activities, Dining out, Movie tickets, etc. Weekend expenses definitely add up
So by taking this Monthly Challenge, you’ll likely save upwards of $500!
It is easier to have a “No-Spend” Weekend than you’d think.
We all get caught up in a ‘Spending-Cycle’ and forget that most joy in life comes from those things that are free.
I’m sure you’re now hooked on the idea of trying out a “No-Spend” Weekend for yourself, but are left wondering how to fill your time with.
Check out the List of 25+ Things to do on a “No-Spend” Weekend Below!
- Read a book
Who doesn’t have a book lying around that they just ‘haven’t had the time to get to’
- Go for a Hike
Who says you need to Pay to go to the Gym to get your work out in?
- Go for a Picnic
Pack up what you have in your fridge and go enjoy the outdoors!
Whether it’s a closet, car or whole room, De-Cluttering is a great way to keep organized and calm your mind.
**Bonus points to make a ‘Donate’ Pile of clothes
If you are new to De-Cluttering, Check out my How to De-Clutter your Closet in 3 Easy Steps!
- Attend a Free Local Event
Many cities offer free local events such as an Outdoor movie night, or a variety of festivals in parks. Check out your local cities website for details
- Clean Yard
Set aside the time to put in some work on your home. Pulls some weeds, Mow the lawn, Clean your BBQ etc.
- Go for a Bike Ride/ Rollerblading
- Explore your Local Library
Grab yourself a free Library Card and have access to thousands of books, movies, and magazines. Many libraries offer free Children’s activities and workshops as well.
- At-Home Spa
Treat your partner to a relaxing massage, Give yourself a new Mani & Pedi, Restore your hair with this Coconut oil Hair Mask etc.
- Play Board or Card Games
Try to learn a new card game! There are so many to learn, just ask Google!
- Update your Monthly Budget
- Re-Arrange a Room
You’ll be amazed at how different your room will feel just by moving around some furniture!
- Look for Free Stuff Online
Kijiji has a “free stuff” section, where people in your area are giving away their items. Check it out for some great lightly-used FREE decor and furniture!
- Host a Dinner Party/Potluck
Hosting a potluck is the perfect way to supply a hearty meal, and have a wonderful dinner party without breaking the bank
- Go to the Beach!
Pack up some towels and food, and spend the day at the beach!
- Write out/Work on Honey-Do List
Write out all the things around the house that need to be done. If you already have, Perfect! Try and knock a few things off your list this weekend!
- Re-Purpose Something around the House
Don’t just throw out your old shirts, take them and turn them into a beautiful new bath mat, or turn them into cleaning cloths. Pinterest is filled with 1000’s of re-purposing ideas, you’ll definitely find something you’ll love!
- Clean Computer
No, I don’t mean wipe down the outside of your computer. Take the time to clean and organize all your computer files. Your computer will thank you for it!
- Play a Video game
Video games aren’t just for teenaged boys. Theres a game out there for everyone, and you’ll be surprised at how much you can enjoy them!
- DIY Something
Using the materials you have around yourself, try and DIY something!
- Organize Photo Albums
If you have never done it before, this is the perfect time to learn! Youtube is filled with Beginner Yoga videos to try!
- Write out Grocery List
Spending time writing out a grocery list and sticking to it will help with your budget, and avoid over-spending. Take this time to try and find coupons to go with your list as well!
- Make your own All Natural Cleaning Spray
- Clean your house
Take the time to clean all the nooks and crannies that often get over-looked in your weekly cleaning plan
- Meal prep for the week ahead
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