Fun Things To Do For FREE (or close to it)

In a tight economic time, a lot of people are getting very creative about how they spend their time and money.  Let's face it, we all want to have fun – even more so when the money is tight and times are stressful!  Here are some ways that I have seen people having fun and it is costing them NOTHING (or next to it).

  • Pick-up basketball games at the local park
  • Library visits – just to peruse the books, magazines, and check out free movies
  • Bake a new dish using stuff that is already in the pantry and freezer
  • Take the train downtown to people watch – I LOVE doing this in Chicago!
  • Pull up and catch up on some old shows (like T.J. Hooker!)
  • Start a blog
  • Dig up some trees out of a ditch and transplant them into your yard
  • Take time to pet the dog and cat
  • Volunteer at a local community center, food pantry, or animal shelter
  • Clean up the yard
  • Attack one room in the house and reorganize it

Those are a few ideas.  What are your favorite things to do that cost little or no money?

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  1. Nancy Knox on April 10, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I take my lunch to work then walk, on warm pretty days, to a nearby park to eat. When the weather is not so good, I drive to the park and eat in the car as I read a book.
    Picnics in the park are great for the grandkids too ’cause there’s lots of room to run and play and make all the noise they want.

  2. James Miller on April 11, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Here in St. Louis we have a free Zoo, Art and History museum. Which is great entertainment for our three kids.

  3. SavingFreak on April 13, 2009 at 5:39 am

    It is official!! Joe Sangl is addicted to T.J. Hooker. He references that show every time he mentions

  4. Hulu Addicts Wife on April 14, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Due to your post about “Fun Things to Do For FREE” my husband discovered He has now become a hulu addict!! We only have one tv in the house (his decision) and to save money we do not have cable or satellite (our decision). Since your post, all he wants to do is stay in the computer room on!

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