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Santhosh Poojary (SIEMPRE AHÍ PARA TI)     06 January 2011

Fun things to do without spending dime...

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The best things in life are…actually, yes, they are free. At least, creativity is free. It’s only in recent times that recreation and entertainment has been sold to us for a very high price.

But do you really want to spend500 for a movie and popcorn with a friend?

Nah, you can do better – especially if you’re trying to save money these days, like most of us. Check out these ideas and step outside of the expensive, prepackaged entertainment box.

 

Gardening

guerrilla-gardening

Try your hand at guerrilla gardening. You know that boring patch of grass on the corner?

I’m sure no one would mind if you sneaked in some sunflowers or a bunch of marigolds. is an underground urban movement to take back the little green spaces most people ignore.

Beautify your neighborhood, on the sly.

 

twig5The Outdoors

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Hiking, biking or walking in a local natural area or park. Yes, this is obvious, but sometimes we forget how free and easy some of the best pleasures are!

 

twig5Concerts

concert-park

Keep your eyes peeled for free concert and theater-in-the-park series starting in late spring and summer.

 

twig5Urban Foraging

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Take up urban foraging. Who doesn’t like free food? Learn about wild, regional edible plants or befriend a neighbor with an overloaded fruit tree going to waste.

Augment your diet with fresh, free foods!

 

twig5Picnic

picnic

Take your honey or some friends on a good, old-fashioned Picnic

 

twig5Trade Entertainment

books

Scour your books, CD’s and DVD’s for those items you just no longer need and trade them in for credit at a local used CD or bookstore. Spend the afternoon browsing for new reads and new tunes you’d never find otherwise. If there’s no used media store in your area, try a website

 

twig5Stargazing

star-trails

Spend a night stargazing. Find star maps online or in the library, then scout out the darkest part of town and learn the constellations. Watch as they change through the seasons. Bring a romantic partner for extra motivation.

twig5Podcasts

speakers

Explore the vast world of podcasts.  You can find storytelling and comedy podcasts too if you prefer something a little lighter, or podcasts featuring music you’d never hear on the radio.

twig5 Volunteer

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 I know, I know, this is not what people usually think of for fun, 

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twig5Garage Sale

garage-sale-sign

Have a yard sale. You know you have lots of stuff you could do well to pass along, and make a little extra cash while you’re at it.

If the weather is still too cold where you live, start putting things aside now and you’ll be ready for yard sale season.

 

twig5 The Library

san-francisco-library

Make use of the public library. This has been one of my favorite free things since I was a kid. I mean, c’mon, books, movies, music – all for free!?! Depending on how extensive your local library system is, you will have an amazing amount of resources at your fingertips. Your taxes already paid for it, might as well take advantage.

twig5Potluck

pot-luck

Host a potluck. Humans are social animals, and we all love to eat. Food is a great icebreaker.

 

twig5Get Creative

crayons

Pull out a sketchbook and draw. If you’ve got colored pencils or watercolors, play around with those, too. Looking at something deeply enough to draw it can be a powerful exercise in perception – and recognizing beauty in surprising places.

 

twig5Nature Knowledge

trees

Get a regional plant identification guide (from the library, of course) and make a point of learning the names of the trees and plants in your area. It’s even more satisfying if you bring a sketchbook along and create your own personal botanical book.

 

twig5Send a Note

handmade-card

Make homemade greeting cards for upcoming holidays and birthdays. You can use fabric scraps, magazine cut-outs and odd bits of beautiful paper. People love to receive snail mail.

 

twig5Write

peregrineblue

Start keeping a journal. If you don’t like to write, don’t be dismayed.

 



 34 Replies

CS LLB Pulkit Gupta

CS LLB Pulkit Gupta (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-and-Promises/553962034682487)     06 January 2011

Thx alot for such a nice post...

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Hardik Dave

Hardik Dave (IPCC and CS Professional(FINAL) Student)     06 January 2011

Realy great words and pictures brother, thanku
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Santhosh Poojary

Santhosh Poojary (SIEMPRE AHÍ PARA TI)     06 January 2011

Thank you Friends for d comments

Mandar

Mandar (*****)     06 January 2011

 

 

VERY INTERESTING POST.....

 

 

WE CAN SAVE DIME,  BUT CANT SAVE TIME........

All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.

 

SO USE BOTH DIME AND TIME WISELY.      :-)

 

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(Guest)

its so nice......... tfs

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(Guest)

Very Nice  Post San.enjoyed,

am back after long gap. busy  with my Audit work

hows you?

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CA  SURENDRA  KUMAR  RAKHECHA

CA SURENDRA KUMAR RAKHECHA (Practising CA at Surat)     06 January 2011

Very Nice Post. 

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CA Dauzi Pathan Imran Khan

CA Dauzi Pathan Imran Khan (Chartered Accountant in Practise)     06 January 2011

If that much time and space available to us, CA students...

We can get ranks in CA exams...!!

That much relaxation and energy will gain by doing above things....!!

Nice Post San...!!

 

But regret we dont find that much time..!!

:(

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Sunshine

Sunshine (Helping All)     06 January 2011

very creative San..nice pics.....soothing to read,.....

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(Guest)

it was so nice to watch that feel like doing atleast some of them.....great post...keep sharing

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Ravikant

Ravikant (Accountax)     06 January 2011

Nice Graphics....& Nice message..

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Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT)     06 January 2011

Originally posted by : CA SURENDRA KUMAR RAKHECHA

Very Nice Post. 
CA. SANAT PYNE

CA. SANAT PYNE (F.C.A. & M.COM)     06 January 2011

NICE ONE........... KEEP SHARING.........
Vikash Maheshwari

Vikash Maheshwari (learner)     06 January 2011

nice.............best things in life are actually free..........simple things give more joy.............thnx 4 sharing...........

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