Looking for a hobby that can actually improve your financial situation? There are a lot of frugal hobbies that can either save you money or turn into a side hustle that will make you money.
This article will give you some ideas to get started.
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- Make fun printables to share with family and friends! Use this creative hobby to make gifts and cards for others. OR, you could sell your creations online and build a business that brings in extra income each month. See how this mom started creating her own printables, and learn how to easily designs projects and products.
- Learn how to bake bread. Save money on buying bread, and learn to make beautiful artisan breads you can give as gifts!
- Read the classics. You can get a lot of them for free using the Amazon Kindle app on your phone. Instead of mindlessly surfing social media, spend your phone time reading literature. Author Laura Vanderkam was able to read all of War and Peace by making the most of little bits of time and using the Kindle app!
- Recreate your restaurant favorites. Search for recipes for some of your favorite restaurant meals online. See if you can make the same thing at home for less!
- Sell your clutter. Declutter your home and sell some of the things you’re getting rid of. It’s a win-win when you can cash in on your clutter and open up more space in your home!
- Become a walker. Get some healthy exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and keep busy by building a walking habit. Search online for apps or challenges that will motivate you even more.
- Learn to sew. Make your own clothes, pillow, curtains, etc.
- Create wall art. You could do this with a Cricut machine, or you could even paint things yourself.
- Make mason jar mixes to give as gifts.
- Grow your own food and flowers. Gardening is another hobby that gets you outside, gives you exercise, and you can also save money once your food begins to harvest.
- Canning. An especially nice hobby to have if you do a lot of gardening!
- Blogging. Blogging can be a hobby or a business. Start by writing 10-15 blog posts, and see what you like writing about! Go here to hear about how people have turned their blogs into businesses and find out how they did it.
- Research your family’s history. Document and record geneaology records for generations to come.
- Woodworking and carpentry. Learn to make things for your own home or sell them at craft shows or in local Facebook groups.
- Do puzzles! You can find inexpensive puzzles at thrift stores and garage sales.