12 Free Things To Do On A Night In

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If you’re anything like me, then you probably love doing fun things indoors. It’s especially true nowadays, considering we are all stuck at home and trying to figure out what we can do for fun. So what are some things that you can do on a night in?

Well, the good thing is there’s probably lots you can do. You’ve definitely come to the right place. Having a night in doesn’t necessarily just mean watching movies or listening to music. There is quite a bit more that you can do too.

Let’s hop right into it and go to the 12 free things to do on a night in.

1. Watch movies / TV shows

With the advent of Netflix, Hulu, and other on-demand streaming services, there is a plethora of content to choose from. This one is probably the most obvious thing to do on a night in, but it can definitely be made much more fun.

If you have microwave popcorn and a few candles, you can definitely turn it into one heck of a movie night and binge your favorite shows or movies. The great thing is you probably never run out of content to watch, so this is a definite go-to.

2. Enjoy some cheap wine

Depending on your age, you can turn your night into a wine tasting festival. Well, probably on a smaller scale 🙂

With a $20 budget, you could probably go to something like Aldi or your corner store and buy yourself a few bottles of Cheaper wine. Keep doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste good, it’s just much more affordable.

To make it even more fun, pick up a few bottles you’ve never tried before in and give them a go. This can definitely be a fun way to spend your night indoors.

3. Have a game night

One way to have one heck of a blast is to host a game night. It can be as little as two people playing, or you can invite many more people to have fun. There are lots of games that you can play on game night.

Just to name a few, here are some popular ones:

  • Charades
  • Cards against humanity
  • Twister
  • If you had to
  • Some board and card games

4. Have a bonfire

If you have a nice backyard and a pit, then having a bonfire is an awesome way to toast some marshmallows and socialize. You could even do this by yourself if you wanted. Heck, even if you don’t have a pit in your backyard, your BBQ grill will do the trick.

It’s a super awesome way to wind down your week, and enjoy some fresh air. To make a bonfire more exciting, you can always throw in some barbecue while you’re at it. Nothing like a nice bonfire and some snacks 🙂

5. Do some star-gazing

If you love being outdoors, or maybe just love camping, then you might actually have something pretty fun to do in your backyard. Ever done some stargazing?

It is one of the most relaxing and peaceful things that you can do. Simply get yourself some lawn chairs or sleeping bags and do some stargazing with your family in your backyard.

If you don’t have a backyard or don’t find it comfortable, you can do it in your car if you have one that has a moonroof. Either way, it’s a nice relaxing way to spend your night in. You can throw in some wine and soothing music while you’re at it.

6. Earn some cash

If you are just indoors and just trying to find something to do, how about you start earning yourself some cash? This is especially handy if you have some kind of financial goal you’re trying to meet or bump up your savings.

How you may be asking? It’s much quicker and easier than you might think. Making money online today has never been easier. Here are some great ways you can start earning some extra cash:

  • Drive for Uber on your free nights
  • Deliver food and earn cash using Doordash
  • Complete surveys and earn some extra cash on Survey Junkie
  • Dog sit people’s pets for cash on Wag
  • Start renting out your extra space with Airbnb

These are just a few examples. If you want to learn a little more about ways to earn from some kind of side hustle, check out this article.

7. Work on your budget

Now, before you quickly brush this off and continue to the next one, take a second to think a little bit about this. If you don’t have a budget already and have some free time, why not just get it over with now?

I know, it’s not fun and it’s probably not top-of-mind to start working on a budget, but figuring out your finances now is much better than figuring it out later. Take a second to work on your budget so you are in a much better financial position for your future.

If this is your first time, I have written an article explaining exactly how to write a budget for beginners. Check it out and download the free budget spreadsheet:

8. Learn a new skill

There is not a better time to start learning a new skill than when you have a free night or weekend. When you take the time to invest in yourself, you might end up actually earning more financially in the future.

You can learn lots of new things. Things like how to code, how to do graphic design, or even how to write comedy. There are so many things that you can start teaching yourself.

Take a minute to figure out things that you’ve always wanted to learn, and start learning. There are so many free resources out there. YouTube, for example, is an excellent way to learn some new skills.

9. Start your own blog

chances are, you have probably thought about starting your own blog. The main reason most people don’t do it is that they believe they don’t have anything to share or say. That could not be further from the truth.

The fact that you are living your own life, means you have your own life experiences. You could be a young teenager that has experience with coping with bullying, or maybe how to study for tests.

On the other hand, you might be a retiree that can write all about your life experiences or give advice on the mistakes you have experienced throughout your life.

These are just a few examples, but no matter what spectrum you might lie on, there’s always something that you can always share and teach.

Learn how to start your own profitable blog

10. Read some books

If you are already an Avid Reader, then this one is a piece of cake. You can just continue reading and enjoying your literature. If you haven’t really been into reading, or just starting out, then this is a wonderful hobby to pick up.

The most wonderful thing about reading books is that if you read educational books (from authors such as Dave Ramsey and Napoleon Hill), it is a wonderful way to learn.

It is not only informative, but it can make the time pass and you can learn one or two things.

11. Rearrange your place

This one has always been a hard one for me because I am a creature of habit. I don’t really like change, so it took me a while to warm up to the idea. My wife and I rearranged our living room, and I couldn’t be happier.

There’s nothing more refreshing than rearranging some furniture and making it feel like a completely different house. It really does give you some sense of accomplishment, and it’s really fun to do and look at it.

12. Create a pillow fort

This one is especially fun if you have children. Bring out your inner child and make yourself a nice pillow fort with your couch cushions and pillows around the house.

It’s definitely a family bonding activity and super fun. Not only will you enjoy spending time with your family, but your kids will absolutely love doing this with you.

Final thoughts

As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, spending a night in does not mean just watching movies or having to spend money. Having a night in with yourself, your spouse, or your family can just be as fun as having a night out. You just have to kinda plan ahead for it.

Use this list as a starting point and switch it up wherever you see fit. There are lots of activities that you can do and still keep it fun. All it needs is a little imagination and creativity.

Here’s to having a super fun night in, and let me know below what you ended up doing 🙂

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