Affordable Things to do when you’re Bored

It can be hard to find things to do when boredom strikes, especially if you are a broke college student.  It can be difficult to find cheap forms of entertainment; sometimes all we need are some ideas from someone else to pull us out of the hole of boredom!

Anyone who knows me knows I really hate being bored. Now, that doesn’t mean that I dislike not doing anything. Sometimes it can be nice to just sit and think. However, I do not like not being able to think of things to do when I feel like being entertained. So, I figured I would configure a list of my favorite things to do when I’m bored to keep people from having that same problem!

Read a Book

One of my absolute favorite things to do is read! There’s nothing better than finding a book that you really love. I have a bunch of books that I love to read, and I made a list of them just for you! So, curl up in some comfy blankets with a cup of hot tea, and get to reading a good book!


Doing creative things when you’re bored is the best! Painting is one of those things that is really awesome because not only are you occupied when doing it, but you get to keep your creation when you get done! You don’t have to be an artist–you can paint anything! Just get some paints and some paper, and you’re good to go!

Make a Collage

My best friend and I always used to make collages out of pictures from 17 Magazine. It is really cool to use your imagination to come up with a cute combo of pictures and words! And, just like painting, it is something that is super nifty because you get to show off your very own creative collage afterwards!


Writing is a sweet form of expression. One time my friend and I just sat around for a solid hour just writing poetry, and it was blissful. Whether you journal, write some poetry, or write a short story, writing can be a great thing to do when you’re bored.

Watch Netflix

This is probably on every “what to do when your bored” list ever, but seriously, who doesn’t like to watch Netflix when they’re bored! There are so many options.

Browse Pinterest

I’m a firm believer that Pinterest is the best social media. It is the most wonderful place to find ideas! So, what could be better to do when you’re bored? It is the perfect place to find things to do when you’re bored. Or you could be like me and get lost in the world on Pinterest makeup tutorials.


Learn a new craft

One of my favorite things to do when I’m bored is to learn a new craft! This past winter I took up knitting. It was really fun! I have a couple of friends who do things like wood burning and embroidery. Learning new crafts is a super fun thing to do and there is a variety of options to choose from! Or you could be like me and try to learn them all. 😉


I hope that this list helps pull you out of the abyss of boredom! Comment what you like to do when you’re bored below!


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