40+ Things To Do On A No Spend Weekend

by - 11/07/2019 12:00:00 AM

When I started my financial journey. I started to implement no-spend weekends on a regular basis. It was a great way for me to really be creative and give shopping and spending a break. I've really grown to love those weekends. It really gives me the opportunity to be creative and hone in on what I love.  

Do you have any no spend weekends? 
    40+ Things to Do On A No Spend Weekend 

  1. Scan Receipts (to apps like Receipt Pal)
  2. Balance your checkbook
  3. Create a to-do list
  4. Tackle your to-do list
  5. Practice yoga
  6. Explore a new area of your city
  7. Start a blog
  8. Clean your house
  9. Freezer meal plan
  10. Volunteer
  11. Pay it forward, be kind to others
  12. Have a cup of tea
  13. Relax
  14. Organize your stockpile
  15. Rearrange the house
  16. Clean out the garage
  17. Plan your next trip
  18. Call a friend 
  19. Brainstorm ways to earn an extra income
  20. Think of creative ways to save money
  21. Have an at-home spa day 
  22. Exercise
  23. Visit friends/family
  24. Family movie night
  25. Themed dinner party
  26. Go to the Park 
  27. Play lawn bowling or tennis
  28. Craft night
  29. Spend time Scrapbooking
  30. Play board games
  31. Bake 
  32. Video games
  33. Play a sport
  34. Go skating or swimming 
  35. Learn something new
  36. Binge-watch your favorite show
  37. Learn a new language
  38. Listen to a podcast
  39. Read a book
  40. Journal
  41. Set goals 
  42. Visit your local library 
  43. Plan a picnic
  44. Go for a bike ride
  45. Take surveys

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15 comments

  1. This is a good post. By the title I was expecting a list of free things that you could do around town. However, these are some ways to be proactive while avoiding spending as well.

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  2. I love these ideas. I am all about no spending, but it can be tricky. I do love to binge-watch shows over the weekend.

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  3. This is a great list! We've been looking for ways to curb costs here and there, will have to try some of your ideas!

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  4. Ice Cream n Sticky FingersNovember 7, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    No spend is practically every day for me. I spend a ton of time doing things that don't cost a ton of money. Thankfully, I'm very good at budgeting and always make sure that I all bills are paid before I do anything else.

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  5. This is a great list, combining fun things along with some of the more mundane things. However, getting those things done usually makes us feel good and makes our lives run more smoothly.

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  6. I always enjoy spending a weekend without spending any centavo. I love how you incorporate things on your list.

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  7. Thank you for this list! I am planning to learn a new language. I have time but do not want to spend. ha!

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  8. I love the idea of no-spend weekends. We're saving up for a huge summer trip so we're spending a lot of these. It will be well worth it in the end. (Rena)

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  9. Wow, these are such good ideas. I am bookmarking because the weekends are when we spend the MOST money. Thanks for this!

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  10. What a great list! I've never thought about a no cost weekend.

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  11. Wow - that's a great list. I've had to do no cost weekends before (single mommy over here) so this is a great thing to keep on hand if I need to do one again!

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  12. Such a great list of things to do that are no cost! I try really hard to make most of my weekends no spend weekends

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  13. This is a great list of ideas for budgeting. Thanks for this. I appreciate it

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  14. I love this list! My favorite way to spend my weekend is to sleep in :) absolutely at zero cost.

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  15. These are all things that we should do, but we often forget about them! Thanks for reminding us !

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