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23 Fun Things To Do When You Don’t Own A Car

What if I told you that you don’t need a car to have fun? Sure, reliable transportation would be nice to have for a potential job or just to expand your options in general; however, you don’t have that luxury just yet. In the meantime, you should embrace not having the responsibility to take care of a car and enjoy these fun things that don’t require transportation:


  • Paint your nails. If you already have your nails done, you can file, clip, or clean them up. For everyone else with out-of-reach nail salons in their area, I’d suggest finding the latest beauty blogs on how to do cute nail designs at home or invite a friend over for a nail date.
  • Take selfies. Whether you take pics in the comfort of your bed or go on an adventure around your town for the perfect lighting, taking selfies with no transportation will definitely have your profile pics stand out from the rest. There are too many selfies taken in the car these days! 
  • Workout. Check out Youtube or even Pinterest for exercises to do at home.
  • Try a new recipe. Time to review the yummy recipes you have bookmarked!
  • Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. Risky? Yes. However, it is important to let the people you care about know they are still on your mind.
  • Text your bestie. Catch up on the hottest gossip. Make plans to see each other soon.
  • Take a walk. Hey if you have the time to get those steps in, get it done.
  • Netflix and chill? If you don’t have a Netflix account, I highly recommend getting one. You can watch anything from cartoons to documentaries. You can invite bae or your friends over to help you do the chilling.
  • Online Shopping Yes, put it all in the cart and close the tab unless you can afford it. At least you’ll be up to date with all of the latest trends.
  • Take a nice, hot bath. Relaxation is a major key.
  • Draw. Even if you aren’t the world’s best artist, releasing all that stress and putting it into in art can be very therapeutic.
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  • Write/ Reflect in a journal. How do you feel right now? What did you do today? Do you believe in aliens? Write it out.
  • Go jogging. Get some fresh air while working on your fitness.
  • Read a book. If you need an escape, books are definitely your friends. Take advantage of the different worlds, the different lives, and the different vibes you can interact with.
  • Download a new app. Might stumble across a new obsession!
  • Update your social media accounts. Your friends want to know what you are up to lately. Your followers want to know what’s on your mind. Time to get to entertaining that audience of yours.
  • Play a video game. Dust off the video game console in the basement. Have some fun, shoot some zombies, customize your Sim, or race some cars. Unlock some achievements and feel good about it. You can even play people online because well…that requires no transportation whatsoever.
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  • Tidy up. If you’re going to be stuck in the house all day, you might as well make the space around you something you can tolerate.
  • Watch Youtube Videos. What isn’t on Youtube? You can learn how to do your hair a new way, how to contour, or even how to cartwheel. Not only can you learn some new things from Youtube, but you can also be entertained by Youtube with all the vloggers and other channels specialized to entertain. You’ll never get bored!
  • Podcasts My obsession lately are podcasts. There is a podcast for you out there. All of your needs for learning will be met if you search for them.
  • Online quizzes. Don’t get rusty on your skills!
  • Fill out a survey. There are plenty of websites out there that even pay you for your opinions. Something to consider when you need some quick money.
  • Watch TV. Lastly, if you have nothing to do, the TV is waiting.


lexanna Lexanna Sims is a Life in a Pile contributor and Midwestern bookworm who can jam to everything on the radio.

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