Life is busier now than ever and it will get busier as businesses, schools, and other things evolve. But when you finally get a bit of free time you tend to draw a mental blank of what to do.
Here are 23 ideas of Productive Things to do In Your Free Time at Home
Clean and organize your closet
If you have not worn an article of your clothing, shoes, scarves, or other accessories within a year. You need to let that s*** it go.
Sell your items on sites such as eBay or Poshmark to make money to see the world, save or pay off debt.
Another option is to donate your clothing and accessories to women’s shelter or general donation facilities such as a goodwill or salvation army.
Once you have sold or donated your items, it is time to organize your closet so you can actually know what you have and quickly get to things you forgot you even had.
There are many ways to organize and make your closet fit for a diva. Find your perfect closet organization items here on Amazon.
Sort through your mail
Mail seems to come in at the speed of light. We pile it neatly on a corner of a table or counter with the intent of organizing and disposing of it later, but it eventually avalanches from a neat pile to a mountain of “hot mess.”
Clean out your inbox
Similar to your physical mail your email inbox can quickly become full of crap, making it easier to miss relevant emails. Delete junk mail, create folders to organize your email, and if you are techy, develop rules for your new emails so that it will automatically organize your emails as they hit your inbox.
Set up your home gym
Gyms can cause a love-hate relationship. You either are a gym junkie, or you hate the gym due to the ridiculous gym fees, the nasty sweaty gym equipment, or the gym just did not fit your schedule.
You are about to be fine line wine, sis.
Find a new hobby
You work hard, so you should find ways to play harder. Research google, Pinterest, and youtube to see what hobbies may be of interest to you.
You can learn hobbies for free via these channels, or you can learn new hobbies via online courses from Udemy that are information-packed and affordable.
Unfriend On Facebook (& other social media channels)
Have you ever scrolled through your social media pages and wondered, “who is this?” “O that person does not send out good vibes,” or you simply have outgrown certain social media friends.
If you wonder about this, it is time to start cleaning up your social media accounts. Eliminate all that you no longer feel a connection to, who are not lifting your positive vibes, or you simply do not want to keep that person around.
Some feel bad for cleaning up their social media, but you need to protect your vibes. Trust me; you will look back and be glad you did.
Clean and organize your pantry or food cabinet
How many times have you been to the grocery store and just put things into the pantry or cabinet without really knowing what goodies may be in there already?
Clean out your pantry! Throw out expired items and donate what you do not want to a local food pantry.
Eh, eh, eh. Not so fast. Before you put all your items back into your clean panty, organize them all so that you can easily find them the next time you are frantically looking for something to eat or a particular spice you want to use in your favorite dish.
You will also save money because you can see what you already have so you don’t buy what you do not need.
Don’t know where to start? No worries. He is a list of some panty organization items to get you started.
Start a garden
You probably have heard of people on youtube giving garden tutorials, or perhaps some of your social media friends show off what they have grown in their gardens.
Believe it or not, a garden can give you a sense of accomplishment and sometimes peace as it is a peaceful past time when you learn the ropes of growing.
The biggest pros of gardening are you can go to your own back yard to get all the free produce your garden has to offer without taking the time to go to the store and spend your hard-earned cash.
Put your money back in your pocket and start your own garden.
Items to start your garden:
Make phone calls or send texts
In the hustle and bustle of life, we lose contact with friends and family. Reconnect. Pick up the phone and call them, video chat, or text.
Try out new delivery services
Sure, you have the time to go to stores now, but when things return to normal, you will be most likely be pressed for time due to work, school, family, church, and Life in general.
Try new delivery services such as Amazon Prime that includes grocery delivery, wardrobe try on, prime now, two day or same-day shipping, and much much more. Try it. It will make your life much easier. Learn more about Amazon Prime and all it has to offer you here.
Take a break and escape into a good book to keep your mind sharp, your imagination vivid, and perhaps educate yourself.
I get it. Sometimes you don’t want to buy and stock physical books to read, or you are too much on the go to visually read. Try a kindle to digitally read or audible books to listen to all your book selections on the go.
Learn a new skill
You may have never thought to learn anything else after graduating from high school or college. But hear me out. Learning a new skill can be fun, and it might actually be something that can make you extra income. Check out youtube for tutorials or online spaces such as Udemy.
Update your resume
More than likely, your resume is not up to date. Take this time to update it as you never know when you make find a different career path that suits your fancy.
Start a blog
The blog world has been booming, so many individuals may think the market is saturated. In reality, there is plenty of space. The key is to find a niche that is unique enough to set you apart from the rest.
Do a bit of research to find what you would be passionate about as you will need to like what you are writing about or you will give up sooner or later.
Don’t waste time! Start your blog as soon as you can. Blog by Numbers course has been very instrumental in my of my blogs as it provides simple step by step instruction on how to create and launch your blog.
You will not become rich overnight with blogging, but after some hard work, it will eventually pay off. Many make a full-time income from their blogs.
Start a Youtube Channel
Why would I start a youtube channel??? Similar to blogging, it is a way to share what you are passionate about and could also be a way to make money on the side if you play your cards right.
Subscribe to a great online video strategist named Simone Redmond to get your channel started out the right way.
Try a new recipe
Save money and become your own personal chef by trying new recipes at home. Yummly has millions of recipes, so Im sure you can find something that suits your taste buds.
Start thinking of ways to save money
Many are up to our eyeballs in debt. That is a problem as we never know what life may bring us. What happens if you lose your job? Your car needs repair? Or you or your family members getting sick?
There is no way to pay for emergencies if you don’t have anything saved. So you end up sinking into more debt because you will need to borrow money, or you run the risk of losing the ability to obtain the basic necessities in life.
His and Her Money is an excellent Youtube channel that will cover everything imaginable to help you start saving money for a better life.
You may think of journaling as similar to keeping a diary as a child, but there are so many forms of journaling that can help you get your life together as an adult.
Set “SMART” Goals
To get where we want to go in life, you need to set goals. S.M.A.R.T. technique is a great technique to help you create and rock those personal and career.
Improve your mental health
Our culture has a way of making us hide from the topic of mental health, but it is just as important as your physical health.
It means that you are strong for reaching out and wanting to get help. You may not have the time to go to an actual office, or you may not want to.
The great thing is you don’t have to go to the office you can do it from the comfort of your own home using Talk Space. Take a brief assessment, find your therapist, and finally, start messaging with your therapist.
Save your photos before you lose them
We have pretty much ditched the digital cameras and mainly utilize our smartphone cameras to capture special moments in our lives.
Technology is cool, but there comes a time when technology will fail you, and all of your photos are swiped from your so-called smartphone.
A simple USB will do the trick.
Reconnect with partner
Regardless if it is going out for a date night, mini-vacation, having fun indoors, open dialogue, or having sex… Whatever you decide is best for you. Do it! Reconnect.
Regardless of its mind, body, or soul, pamper yourself in a positive way. There are many ways to pamper yourself. For example, take a bubble bath, meditate, practice yoga, listen to spiritual music, drink green juice, D.I.Y. mani/pedi, or D.I.Y. facial.
What do you do in your free time? Let me know In the comment section below.