50 Things You Could Do On a ‘No Spend’ Weekend


Saving money isn’t always easy but having a ‘no spend’ weekend can really make a difference. A ‘ no spend’ weekend means you go a whole weekend without spending any money.

(Ad) Loan providers, Morses Club, have put together a list of 50 things you could do on a ‘no spend’ weekend to help you cut back:

With the family

  1. Watch your favourite films together
  2. Check out any free museums or art galleries in your area
  3. Visit the library
  4. Go ‘camping’ in your living room or back garden
  5. Build fortresses, pirate ships or secret hide-outs using tables, chairs and sheets
  6. Put on a talent show or play
  7. Take the children to the local playground
  8. Teach your children a new skill
  9. Go for a picnic at the local park, beach or in your back garden
  10. Play board games or have a video game tournament
  11. Read a book together
  12. Do a car boot sale
  13. Make homemade greeting cards
  14. Have a family ‘disco’ in your front room
  15. Have a craft night making use of old toilet roll tubes, cereal boxes, magazines and plastic bottles
  16. Draw or paint together and create ‘works of art’ for your family ‘gallery’
  17. Make a scrapbook full of family photos or pictures cut from magazines
  18. Play hide and seek
  19. Go berry picking and make a pie or crumble

Have some ‘me’ time

  1. Binge-watch your favourite TV show or box set
  2. Complete surveys online
  3. Write a wish list or ‘bucket list’
  4. Plan your meals for the next week or fortnight
  5. Investigate your family tree
  6. Clean or rearrange your house or garage
  7. Do a puzzle, word search or crossword
  8. Read a book
  9. Write a poem, story, diary or blog
  10. Learn a language or new skill using online videos
  11. Have a pamper day- run a relaxing bath, light some candles and give yourself a facial, manicure or pedicure
  12. De-clutter and sell all your unwanted or unused clothes, books, DVDs and other items
  13. Write a letter or email to a friend
  14. Create a YouTube video of you showing off a talent or sharing top tips

Get together with friends

  1. Invite friends to bring food items and do a cooking challenge, creating a meal from the random selection of ingredients
  2. Get friends to bring all the clothes they don’t wear and host a clothes swap
  3. Visit a friend or family member you haven’t seen in a while
  4. Start a book club
  5. Have an ‘entertainment swap’ with a friend- loan each other books, films or box sets you enjoyed

Do something in the community

  1. Visit an area of your town or city that you have never been to before
  2. Go litter picking around your local neighbourhood
  3. Find like-minded people nearby with websites such as ‘Meetup
  4. Find free events in your local area through websites like ‘Eventbrite’
  5. Volunteer as a steward at a local sporting event or volunteer at a charity

Get active

  1. Go running
  2. Take a dog for a walk- if you don’t own one, then ask a friend or neighbour if you can walk theirs
  3. Do some yoga
  4. Play football, rounders or other team games at the local playing fields with friends and their families
  5. Weed the garden, cut the grass or trim the hedges
  6. Go for a bike ride
  7. Walk or hike in local parks or nearby countryside

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for your ‘no spend’ weekend. Saving money gives you some protection for when those unexpected costs crop up.

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