16 Budget-Friendly Fun Things To Do After Work

HAVE A POTLUCK PARTY

Have your friends come over with their favorite dish and enjoy a dinner together on the cheap!

ORGANIZE YOUR HOME

You can find tons of organizing tools at dollar stores at a low price. Grab a few and head home to organize your desk, room, or other space in your home.

GO FOR A WALK IN THE PARK

Breathe a breath of fresh air and take a stroll through a local park or trail after you clock-out. Not only will you be exercising, you’ll also be getting your daily dose of nature.

VOLUNTEER AT A LOCAL CHARITY OR ORGANIZATION

Find a local charity or organization that could use your help. This could be a soup kitchen, after school program for kids, or a religious organization. Volunteer your time to help others.

HOST A GAME NIGHT

Spend the evening playing board games and card games with friends. Have your friends bring over their favorite game, and play a round of each game to keep things interesting.

START A CLUB AND ATTEND MEETINGS

Your club could be a sporting club, and interest club, or a skills club. Think of what you love and start a local club. Print a few flyers for cheap and place them around your city to garner interest.

GO ON A PICNIC

Plan to eat your dinner outside in the fresh air. You can do this alone or with friends. It helps you unwind and better connect with nature!

WATCH THE STARS

After dark, take a blanket and lay under the stars. Try to find different constellations and marvel at the beauty of the sky.

DO A DIY PROJECT


Make something. Create a new art piece for your home, or do a DIY home improvement project to make your life easier!

CATCH UP ON CHORES AROUND THE HOUSE

If chores like doing the dishes or washing your clothes have piled up, take some time to catch up on them.

MEDITATE

After work, take some time to do some deep thinking and reflection on your day. This will help you improve as a human being and connect with your spirituality.

START A GARDEN

Seeds are cheap and water is billed monthly. Plant a garden of flowers or fruits and vegetables and watch your plants grow!

START LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE

Use apps or learning software like Duolingo or Rosetta Stone to learn a new language when you get home from work.

HAVE A COFFEE DATE

A cup of coffee isn’t too expensive. Meet up with friends and enjoy a steaming cup of Joe before you turn in for the evening.

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN

You can find free brain training apps on the app store, or you can play strategy games like sudoku or solitaire. These help you with problem solving skills!

WRITE ABOUT YOUR DAY

Journaling can be therapeutic and can help you connect with your feelings and emotions. Take some time to jot down your thoughts about your day when you get home from work.