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5 Budget-Friendly Activities to Try at Home

Make the most of the summer season with our handy list of things to do


There is something about the months of March, April or May that leaves us dreaming about a long and relaxing vacation. However, it can be difficult to take some time away from our families and our work. It is also challenging to find enough to spare for transportation, accommodation, and travel-related expenses.

If you want to feel like you’re on a holiday in the comfort of your own home, you should try some (or all!) of these ideas.

Use your hands – literally!

Have you ever noticed just how stressful using your mobile phone or laptop can be? Browsing through Facebook, Instagram, and other social networking sites can sometimes make you feel sad or jealous. Stay away from the negative vibes by taking on a few projects in and around your personal space! Painting, sewing, and focusing on other DIY work can leave you in a happy mood and with a better home.

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela

Indulge in a long bath

On most mornings, you may be in a hurry to take a shower, get dressed, and leave for work. Instead of running in and out of the bathroom, you should take your time! Use your deep conditioner, body scrub, and other products to soothe your senses, uplift your spirits, and improve the way you look and feel.

RL Tip: For a spa-inspired feel, light a few scented candles. These will cast dramatic lighting and leave a long-lasting fragrance.

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Catch up on the latest movies and TV series

Since you might be spending so much time at the office, you may be missing out on the newest blockbuster hits and TV shows. Download the things you’ve missed and watch them on your own laptop or TV at home. Complete the experience with a bowl of popcorn and a few bottles of ice-cold drinks. 

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

Plan a videoke night

If you would rather bond with family and friends, you should consider bringing out your old videoke mic or machine! Invite your loved ones over, prepare enough snacks and drinks, and get ready to belt out your favorite tunes.  

Photo by At Maculangan

Host a game night

Don’t feel like singing your heart out? Maybe you should unleash your competitive side instead. Play cards, board games, or video games with your buddies! For an even better night, don’t forget to serve easy-to-eat food like pizza and burgers.

Click here for 5 ways to transform a spare room into a game room!

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

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