Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Days off and Frugal Ways...

While working during the week, do you ever daydream what it would be like to explore your hometown or a neighboring city without the flock of annoying tourists? Or just even take a day off for the fun of it?

All that artwork and so little time...

Besides spending the whole day at the spa (because wouldn't that be awesome) there are so many exciting and frugal things to do that can occupy your whole day.

Exploring the local library and possibly checking out books: Maybe you'll peruse the new books section and make your way over to the magazines for awhile. You never know what you'll find there and what you will end up checking out!

Really study the artwork at your local museum: Many museums give discounts during specific days which makes it an even better deal! Spend time really looking into the depths of a portrait or analyzing every angle of a sculpture.

Taking a long nature walk: Perhaps discovering a new park has been on your to do list for awhile. Or your usual walk has been interrupted by a few inches (or feet) of snow. Take a peek at what is open and meander around for a bit. At least it will give you some fresh air and some much needed Vitamin D!

Trying out a recipe that requires that extra effort: Whatever it might be, you know it's the recipe you love making, but on almost any other day, it would be midnight before you sat down to eat. Take the time to make it extra special either for your or your loved ones.

Work on a project that has been left by the wayside: You know which one I'm talking about. That one exactly. The one that has been left on the side table in the spare bedroom that has not seen the light of day in over a year. Go ahead, just finish it off to check it off your checklist. The last 5% is the hardest but won't you feel a bit better?

Appreciate the time off: There are many people in the world who only dream of having a day off but have to work consistently to provide a home for their loved ones. Taking a few minutes out of the day to take a deep breath and find contentment is important.

Having a day or even a few days of relaxation doesn't have to be expensive. They can be even better if done during the week because you miss out on all the crowds.

What's your favorite frugal activity to do on your day off?


  1. I love taking a walk and exploring nature (whilst everyone else is at work!) I appreciate the solitude too. These are great ideas for enjoying time off and not breaking the bank to do so!

    1. Oh the joy of not having people trying to talk to me on my walk or run me over!

  2. I agree with Hayley's comment!

    I enjoy long walks and searching for interesting subjects to shoot - photography wise!

    I also am very fortunate to practically have all my days off so I usually end up enjoying breakfasts out with friends, library visiting, movie watching in the early afternoon and so on. And when the spring/summer hits, I am out on my bike riding around all over the place!

    Thanks for the wonderful frugal ways to enjoy a day off and take care.

    All the best.


    1. All your days off!!! That is definitely wonderful and something that I'm insanely jealous of (somewhat, not really, well maybe). This coming spring/summer I'm looking to get bikes for the bf and I so we can enjoy our park a lot more!