55 Fun and Interesting Things To Do When Bored at Home

Today I thought I’d share all of my tips and ideas for things to do when you’re bored at home!

corner of room with two windows and bamboo blinds

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We’re only about halfway through another long winter here in Connecticut, so I’m sharing my extensive list of things I like to do if I find myself with some free time and I’m bored at home.

55 Things To Do When You’re Bored At Home

This is a mix of all different ideas of stay at home activities I’ve collected over the past 24 months.

I made sure to poll a few family members and friends in order to get the best list of fun things to do when you are bored in your spare time.

Hope you enjoy these ideas and favorite things.

Things To Do at Home

  1. Take out those old board games. We recently dusted off our old Scrabble board and it turned out to be a lot more fun than I remember. It’s also a great way to connect with family members and get them off of social media for a bit.
  2. Take an online course. There are so many amazing options available out there. I’m looking into possibly learning a new skill with Masterclass.
  3. Try out a new recipe. Now is the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen. Why not try out my easy granola recipe? Actually, this is another thing I should consider learning more about online!

granola in clear glass jar

4. Test out a new hairstyle. It doesn’t need to be permanent or even fancy. I just taught myself how to use my Dyson Airwrap and now I can’t imagine how I did my hair without it. Watching a Youtube or TikTok video on how to make a beautiful braid is another great idea.

5. Now is a good time to plan out some road trips to take next year (or hopefully this summer.) Create a vision board and list all the places you’d like to visit.

6. Curl up with a good book or short story. Check out this list of great reads here. For extra motivation to read more, join a virtual online book club. Have your best friend join too to make it more social and interesting.

7. Take a mental health break and watch some funny Youtube videos.

8. Spend some quality time with your family and create a bucket list of life goals together.

9. Go through and organize old photos – including those on your cell phone and computer.

10. Research your family tree. Ancestry.com is a great place to start your own research.

11. Give an old friend a call and get back in touch.

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12. Learn a new language. Now is the best time to get out of your comfort zone and learn new things!

13. Rearrange the furniture in your living room – or any room.

14. Create a play list on Spotify of all of your favorite songs.

15. Take a virtual tour of a far away landmark or museum – most places offer these for free online now.

16. Learn a new card game or play an old favorite.

17. Put on a face mask and take a long bubble bath.

18. Look into some trial streaming services to check out some shows you’ve never seen before.

19. Bake cookies (highly recommend you try out my recipe for pecan and bourbon chocolate chip cookies.)

close up of cookies on rack

20. Google a list of movies which have won awards to find one’s you’ve never seen and create a personal watch list.

21. Enlist your older kids to expose you to some new music – you might end up liking it.

22. For younger kids, come up with an indoor obstacle course, scavenger hunt, costume party or dance party – combine all of these together:)

23. Create a time capsule to remember this weird time in history one day.

24. Look into ways to volunteer – there are so many online options available – even locally. Facebook is a great place to start.

25. Work on a puzzle. I sent this one to my mom recently.

26, Do a thorough closet clean out and make a donation pile. This post has a lot of great tips.

27. Meditate OR learn how to meditate.

28. Listen to a podcast or audio book and start your spring cleaning early.

29. Wash and vacuum your car.

30. Work out – exercise is always one of the best ideas, especially when it comes to staying in the right frame of mind.

31. Try out a new cocktail recipe. This one’s delicious and super easy.

32. Go for a walk.

33. Try out a word puzzle or adult coloring books.

34. Come up with a weekly meal plan or menu for your family.

35. Find a few new favorite blogs to read.

pantry storage ideas and best bins to buy

36. Give your refrigerator and pantry a thorough clean out (see this post for some great pantry organization ideas.)

37. Organize your important documents and paperwork (I’ve got a great informative post for this as well.)

38. Go through and toss old toiletries, medications and cosmetics – free up space in your medicine cabinets.

39. Clean out your pocket books and or work bags.

40. Wash makeup brushes and clean out hair brushes.

41. Give your pet a bath.

42. Go through all of your online subscriptions and aps to make sure your not getting charged for one’s your not using.

43. Play a video game (there’s even free options online.)

44. Give yourself a mani-pedi.

45. Start a journal.

46. Rotate your mattress.

faux fur blanket on bed in neutral bedroom

47. Clean our your computer’s hard drive.

48. Have breakfast for dinner – because why not?

49. Create a wish list of vacation destinations, experiences and items you’ve got your eye on.

50. Surprise a loved one with a hand written snail male letter or present in the mail – or both!

51. Make a gratitude list.

52. Tackle your junk drawer and get it in order once and for all.

53. Spruce up your outdoor spaces/patio area.

54. Take inventory on what your household is running out of and make a handy re-ordering list.

55.Get creative and make some art.

Hopefully by now you’re already less bored at home!

Let me know in the comments if I’ve left out any great ideas or tips for things to do when you’re bored at home.


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