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101 Things to Do When Bored at Home: Productive and Fun Ideas

Stuck inside? Whether you’re stuck at home on a rainy day, in a snowstorm, or need to stay inside for another reason, there are plenty of fun things to do when bored at home! There are more than 100 ideas!

It might seem like you’re stuck inside and there’s nothing to do. But when you see this helpful list of cool things to do when you are bored, you will suddenly feel like there’s so much to do and not enough time!

Some of these things to do are necessary, and maybe you just never find time to do them. But they need to get done.

Other things on this list are fun and get rid of boredom. These are ideas you might never have the time for otherwise. 

You have no excuse anymore to be bored at home! Not with these ideas 🙂

101 Things to Do When Bored at Home

  1. Write down what you are grateful for in a journal
  2. Call a friend
  3. Order a flower delivery for yourself
  4. Take a virtual tour through museums
  5. Exercise
  6. Stretch
  7. Do Yoga
  8. Meditate
  9. Research vacation destinations for where to go next
  10. Catch up on binge watching favorite TV series
  11. Find new documentaries and fun things to add to your Netflix or Amazon Prime queue
  12. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure
  13. Deep moisturize your skin, cuticles, and hair
  14. Look for a new hairstyle 
  15. Plan new outfits
  16. Do a salt or sugar body scrub
  17. Catch up on sleep
  18. Read a book
  19. Read magazines
  20. Listen to fun or informative podcasts
  21. Watch TED Talks
  22. Create a vision board for the year
  23. Learn a new language
  24. FaceTime or Skype with friends and family
  25. Write someone a letter and mail it
  26. Walk down memory lane by looking at old scrapbooks and photo albums
  27. Work on your family tree
  28. Clean out the refrigerator from food with expired dates
  29. Discard expired products from medicine cabinets
  30. Wipe out your refrigerator and freezer with a sanitizing product such as vinegar or Lysol
  31. Clean your makeup brushes
  32. Wash the windows and mirrors (use a no-streak cleaning spray)
  33. Clean the stove
  34. Disinfect your computer keyboard and mouse
  35. Clean your washing machine 
  36. Do ALL the laundry
  37. Empty dryer lint vent
  38. Wash the floors
  39. Give your pet a bath
  40. Beat dust out of area rugs
  41. Disinfect and sanitize your toothbrush
  42. Wash out your garbage cans
  43. Clean and vacuum your bed
  44. Wash comforters and duvets
  45. Dust lampshades
  46. Vacuum your curtains
  47. Clean your jewelry
  48. Go through your closet and get rid of clothes that don’t fit or you don’t like
  49. Back up photos from phone
  50. Organize photos on computer 
  51. Empty your email account from spam and unread emails
  52. Unsubscribe from email lists you don’t enjoy
  53. Organize your music playlist
  54. Organize important paper work and put in a safe place. Consider putting sensitive documents in a large zip seal bag to keep them free from water damage.
  55. Put medical paperwork, prescriptions, and doctor’s notes together in one place. Organize for each member of the family.
  56. Go through kitchen cabinets and get rid of things you don’t use or are damaged
  57. Organize recipes
  58. Go through the junk drawer
  59. Get rid of old receipts and billing statements
  60. Organize gift wrap
  61. Write down all emergency numbers on one sheet 
  62. Create a pantry organization checklist
  63. Update your address and website passwords book
  64. Update your Christmas card mailing list 
  65. Clean house plants (Here’s why you need to clean plants, and a video on how to clean houseplants)
  66. Fertilize houseplants
  67. Organize your garage or shed
  68. Weed the garden
  69. Mow the grass
  70. Trim bushes
  71. Trim back trees
  72. Wash porch or deck
  73. Shred sensitive paperwork
  74. Put tax documents together in one place, with receipts and copies of completed tax returns
  75. Look at past spending and create a budget
  76. Balance your checkbook
  77. If self-employed, organize your expenses and profit sheets for taxes
  78. Look up your homes estimated value, or compare the cost of living in your area if renting
  79. Go through your wallet and update
  80. Order free credit reports
  81. Sell clothes online 
  82. Create products to sell on Etsy (digital files, things that you have at home already)
  83. Learn how to invest 
  84. Take a virtual class online
  85. Create an Amazon wishlist of things you’d like to have
  86. Learn a new card game
  87. Mend clothes 
  88. Rearrange furniture or move to different rooms
  89. Update and rearrange book shelves
  90. Change your fireplace mantel decor for the seasons
  91. Update your resume 
  92. Teach your pet a new trick
  93. Check your fire alarm batteries
  94. Fix leaks
  95. Change computer passwords
  96. Paint a room
  97. Create an emergency kit
  98. Create a weekly meal plan 
  99. Find new recipes in a cookbook or on Pinterest
  100. Cook and freeze meals
  101. Brainstorm gift ideas for upcoming birthdays and Christmas