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The Big List of Things to Do When You are Bored at Home to Pass the Time

Stuck inside and getting antsy? Try one of these fun things to do when you are bored at home.

Things to do when you are bored at home to pass the time

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When we first find ourselves with lots of time on our hands, we glory in it. We do all the things we say we will do, watch all the things, nap. But soon, that passes and we find ourselves..bored. There comes a time when you have exhausted all of those activities that you thought you wanted to do only to find yourself WITH NOTHING TO DO.

I know a lot of us never have the time to be bored. But just in case you find yourself…bored at home and need to pass the time, I’ve got a few ideas for things to do when you are bored.

Indoor Activities to do when you are bored

Things to Do When You are Bored at Home

Join a Virtual book club or a book challenge

Get a new book every month from a site like Book of the Month, Do a Goodreads challenge ( a challenge where you read a certain amount of books a year) Or join or create an online book club with your friends.


Yes, adults color too! Order fun coloring books on Amazon or download an app like Colorfy to color right on your phone.

Take an online class

There are a ton of classes available online! You can even take classes from many of the Ivy Leagues right now for FREE

Write or call a friend

Send a letter instead of an email. Or better yet, call! When was the last time you actually pushed the CALL button and actually talked to a friend rather than text?

Learn a New Language

Yes, you heard me! Remember those commercials for Rosetta Stone? Well, now is the time. I think I might consider learning…Italian. Because why not?

Fun things to Do At Home

Watch all the Marvel Movies in order

My son and I started doing this last weekend. This can take HOURS friends. If you need a list for which movies to watch in what order, check out this list from Cherish 365

Play video games

Games aren’t just for gamers. The SIMS has been around forever and is a fun way to pass the time. And if you are feeling adventurous, take on a game of Fortnite with your kid!

Learn a new dance on Tik Tok

Desperate times call for desperate measures. However! This is a fun activity for parents to do with their kids. They love to show us how to do their “thing” .

Visit a

visit the museum virtually online when you are bored at home

There are several museums and national sites like the Smithsonian and The Louvre that provide virtual tours. Check out more virtual museums here.

Learn a new skill

Try a website like Skillshare, where you can learn everything from how to embroider, to how to mix cocktails, playing a new instrument to how to make french macaroons.

Creative ideas for when you are bored

Make a Photo Book or start scrapbooking

make a photo album when you are bored at home

How many times have you said to yourself that you are going to print out and put together those photos from a trip? Now is the perfect time to organize the photos from that Disney trip or your last family vacation. And don’t count out scrapbooking! It’s a great way to document your everyday.

Start a Blog or A Youtube Channel

If you want a creative outlet, start a blog or a youtube channel. If you are a writer or love to share videos, this option is for you.

Bake something new

This is the perfect time to try out a new recipe for cakes, cookies, scones, pastries etc.

Redecorate a room

Because why not? Redecorate your bedroom: paint, order new furniture etc! Or just refresh one by moving around the furniture. A new layout can make you feel like you have a brand new room.

Start a gratitude journal

Taking the time every day to document what you are grateful for is a great way to start your day. Starting a gratitude journal can not only take the boredom away but can start a habit that makes you feel good.

Stress-relieving Activities

take a bubble bath

Take a bubble bath

Nothing is more relaxing than warm water and bubbles. This is a perfect stress relieving boredom buster.


Working out is not only a stress reliever, but it also keeps you in shape! Between youtube, apps like the Peloton App, Beachbody on Demand, Nike Training App and more can keep you active!

Try a Meditation app

Meditation is a great way to beat boredom and release stress. The Calm App and Headspace are two great options.

Do a face mask

Whether it’s one you found online, or one you are making from home, a facemask is a great way to relax.


Yes sleep. We really don’t need to always be on the go. Naps are a great way to relieve stress and feel better.

Organizing Ideas

clean out your closet

Clean out your closet

Taking on the project of Marie Kondoing your closet is always a good idea. Give those clothes to goodwill or sell them on Poshmark

Clean out that junk drawer

We all have that one drawer where everything goes. Now is the perfect time to clean and organize it!

Clean out your inbox

You know that email inbox that is overflowing with old emails, newsletters you forgot you are subscribed to and just junk? Clean it out!

Organize the apps on your phone

If you are like me, you download apps all the time and then never use them. Or you replace and old app with a new one. That leaves a ton of unused apps on your phone just taking up space.

Organize the photos on your phone

Listen. At the time of writing this post, I have 62, 431 photos on my phone. That’s too much! The perfect activity is to organize, back up and delete unnecessary photos on our phones!

Things to do Outside

start a garden if you are bored at home

Start a Garden

Its the perfect time to start a vegetable garden or an herb garden!

Have a picnic in the yard

Enjoying a meal outside is always fun, turn it into a picnic, complete with a glass of wine if you want!

Swing in a hammock

Nothing is more relaxing than taking a nap in a hammock.

Enjoy your patio or front porch

We have these outdoor spaces, and it’s time to use them. Clean off that patio, set up your front porch and enjoy a book in that space.

Campout in the back yard.

Your kids will love you forever! Camping out in the backyard has the added benefit of being near the house just in case you need something.

Learn how to do nothing

And sometimes, we just need to learn the art of doing nothing. Sometimes just sitting still is the answer.

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