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Inexpensive Hobby Ideas

pressed flowers on top of an open book page

Because January is National Hobby Month, Randolph Towers Blog is here to help you find a new hobby to start enjoying! While it’s true that lots of hobbies require special equipment or supplies that can get expensive fairly quickly, there are lots of ways to spend your time that are perfectly affordable. Consider trying out one of the inexpensive hobbies we have on our minds this year:

Podcast Listening

If you haven’t jumped on the podcast train yet, it’s a great time to consider doing so! Whether you’re looking for something to listen to on your commute to work, at the gym, or while you’re relaxing on the couch, there is bound to be a podcast out there for you. The nice thing is, there is a podcast for every mood. You might be looking for something funny, educational, mysterious, suspenseful, or short. Whatever it is, there’s something that is sure to get you hooked on podcasts.

Flower Pressing

Flower pressing is a fun way to explore nature and to preserve a little piece of what you found by turning it into art. Choose a beautiful destination near you to go on a walk in, and pay attention to any unique flowers or leaves you find there. Bring a few of your favorites home and press them in between the pages of a heavy book, and after a while, you’ll have some beautiful pressed flowers!


Are you looking for a hobby that can result in a marketable skill? If so, learning to code may just be the route for you. While plenty of people pay for college degrees or fancy certificates to learn how to code, there’s a lot you can do from the comfort of your home for little to no money. If you have no exposure to coding at all, starting with Codeacademy is a great way to learn some of the basics. If you decide to turn this hobby into a more serious investment, Pluralsight offers personal subscriptions at competitive monthly prices!

Which other hobbies do you look forward to starting this year? Let our Arlington, VA apartment community know by leaving a comment! Thanks for reading, and have a great week.