, 2023-01-30 18:56:19,
Breaking Out of Boredom
Finding a hobby can do wonders for your mental and physical health, but it can also be expensive, especially if you turn to a pastime like skiing or golf. While there are plenty of cheap hobbies, checking a book out of the library or lacing up a pair of walking shoes isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. So here’s a list of frugal Redditors’ favorite low-cost hobbies, some of which don’t cost a dime.
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Combine golf with frisbee, and you’ve got quite possibly the dorkiest sport ever invented: disc golf. But since many local courses are free and entry-level disks will set you back only $50, it’s a cheap outdoor hobby that’s seen a dramatic rise in popularity.
You don’t need fancy equipment or a gym membership to get ripped. Just ask anyone who’s into calisthenics, a form of strength training that relies on an athlete’s body weight to build muscle. If you have a nearby park with an outdoor gym, you can train for free, although you may need to invest in an exercise mat and clothing.
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Cooking and Baking
Kitchen know-how can actually save you money, making cooking and baking the ultimate frugal hobbies. Plus, there are countless free resources — from recipe blogs to YouTubers — to get you cooking in no time.
If you enjoyed scavenger hunts as a kid, then you’ve got to try geocaching. Seekers (that’s you) use a smartphone app or GPS to locate one of the million caches listed online that span the globe. “It’s a FREE nature walk combined with a treasure hunt going on all around you,” a Redditor writes of geocaching. Prizes include keychains, lapel pins, and other knickknacks.
While some of the upfront costs can be pricey — building a raised bed, for example — gardening quickly becomes a low-cost hobby that…
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