18 Ways To NOT Be A Bored Stay At Home Wife

Feeling like a bored stay-at-home wife with nothing to do that has a purpose? Struggling to find something to do? Is a twinge of boredom slithering into your day making you feel guilty, selfish, or causing you to question your worth as a stay at home wife?

As humans, our self-worth goes down the toilet when it feels like there is no purpose in life. We were created to have a vision for life, to have something to work towards.

As a stay at home wife, you don’t have anyone telling you what you have to do. Sure you have things that need to be done like laundry to be washed and dinner to be made. But you can do all of the “have to’s” however you please. Which is a pretty awesome thing BUT that can also be a struggle.

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I remember the first Monday after I have finished school I felt lost. The thing that took up most of my time and gave me clear direction was gone. No professors to tell me what I had to do next. No path to follow. My days were free for me to fill.

… and that can be one of the hardest things to do.

If you don’t have a boss to make happy or someone else you have to touch base with. Your days are free for you to fill as well. So rather than looking at your empty calendar as a bad thing. Look at those pages as possibilities for what could be.

House Work Boredom

I am going to be the first to admit my bedside manner sucks. But lets have a quick pitty party. — House works sucks, I don’t want to do it, I wish someone else would do if for me.

Ok feel better? Na me either. (I hope that put a smile on your face)

I know that might have seemed a little extreme but taking care of your house is something everyone has to do. Not just stay at home wives.

Before I give you some ideas on how to make your housework a little more interesting I want you to think about two things first.

How do you FEEL when you think about how bad a task is? It puts a weight on your shoulders, brings your mood down, and even makes your body feel sluggish right? Why self-sabotage yourself and make something you have to do harder on yourself?

It’s like holding on to a bag of chicken feed the whole day just because.

The more you tell yourself something is no fun, awful, and boring. The more you are going to believe it. The opposite is also true. The more you can say this is a blessing. It’s not as boring as it seems. I GET to take care of this house. The better you will feel about the task.

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Make House Work You Hate Pretty

Now maybe your house isn’t as pretty as you would like it. I totally get that. We moved into a 1970s prefab home with all wood paneling so it has taken us a lot of years to make it pretty. (I got a compliment from friends that said it should now be in a Magnolia Journal Book so I think we are on the right track!)

But what you can do is make your chore time pretty and enjoyable. Here are some tools to help you do that.

House Cleaning Tools

Empty Clear Glass Spray Bottles

Instead of having a bunch of ugly cleaner bottles use these glass spray bottles to store your house cleaners. Whether you make your own or simply transfer the bottles.

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24PCS Waterproof Soap Labels for Bottles

Use labels to jazz up your glass bottles.

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Hang Things UP

Sometimes the reason we drag our feet about doing a chore is because its hard to get around all of the supplies in our tool chest. Minimize the tools and only keep what you need. Then have everything easily accessible.

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Change Up The Order To Stop Boredom

If you are like me and have a habit of being a rut dweller then you might need to change up the order you do your work in. The more your brain does without processing, the more “bored” you will feel.

Listen To Something While You Work

If I am working on a project or doing something that will take me more than 10 minutes. I have something playing on my laptop or on my phone.

Here are some ideas for you to listen to.

  • A show you have watched a thousand times.
  • Podcasts – Search on your favorite listening app. My favorites are business podcasts like Jasmine Star Show, The Empowered Agency Podcast with Kate Ahl, and The Blogger Genius Podcast.
  • Courses -Learning is the key to growing. And they don’t have to break the bank. Below are some of my top recommended courses.

Hobbies For The Bored Stay-At-Home Wife

This is something that I struggle with. I am a go-getter who has to be chasing a goal 24/7 365. It’s hard for me to shut down and relax.

But having hobbies are a GOOD THING. Having fun that is not tied to a result gives you time to rest and enables you to come back to your work refreshed and renewed.

If you are still a work in progress like me and need something that feels like it has a purpose. Here are some things that you can do that are relaxing. But you aren’t making something that you are going to pitch out when you’re done or sit in a box.

DIY Projects – You can make small things like Christmas gifts things like new home decor items. Here are some posts to help you.

Create Mason Jar Gifts

I LOVE Creating gifts for people around the holidays and making mason jar gifts is something you can start early in the year and make all the way to the end of the year!

Crochet or Knitting – This is something that can be tacky or something that looks normal. Sweaters, scarves, and hats are something that we normally were that way.

When it comes to hats and scarves you can only have so many. So one thing you can do is donate hats to your local cancer center to help patients keep warm.


Card Making – I love paper crafts and making cards for Christmas, birthdays, or thank yous are a great way to get the crafting bug out but in a useful way.

Journals and Planners – If I am ever in Hobby Lobby you will likely find me walking the planner and journal aisle. The paper and possibilities make my soul happy. With all the un-dated planners and planner binders you can get creative and make a planner that works for you.

Painting – Whether you are painting a home decor item or just honing your skills painting is a good way to lose your thoughts and relax.

Become A House Plant Mamma – Plants indoors bring life and a welcoming feeling to your home. try your hand at house plant.

Activities With Purpose For The Bored Stay-At-Home Wife

Organize Your Home

Now maybe you don’t struggle with having a home that is picked up but there is always that one problem area that could use a little extra help. Places like the Tupperware cabinet or that back bedroom closet.

Think of the areas that drive you crazy and make a list of those places you wish were a little more manageable. Look for ways to make it better. Look for hacks or organizing systems that might help you make that troubled spot work better.

If you are completely new to organizing or need help getting your home in better shape then you defiantly need to read this post. How To Organize Your Home And Not Get Overwhelmed

Create Systems For Your Home

Systems are simply a set way you do things. When you know exactly how you do them your brain does not have to think of what to do next. This helps you jump right into the task get your work done much faster.

Decorate Your Home The Way You Like It

Your home is the hub of everything you do. It will inspire you and make you feel comfortable. Or it could have the opposite effect as well.

You may not be into decorating so if that is the case then feel free to skip this one. But if you wish your home felt more inviting then this is defiantly something you should be spending time on.

Helpful post – How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget

Start A Side Hustle

If you are not self-motivated then this not for you. Starting a side hustle which is a small business. Is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of time, effort, and even a little bit of tears to make a business work. But if you are willing to put in the work and keep going it is worth it all.

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If starting a side hustle sounds like something you are ready for then I want you to think about these three things before you jump in.

  • How much time are you willing to invest each day? (this will help you keep it from being all-consuming)
  • What do you love to talk about? (Don’t go with what sounds like it would make you the most money. That will lead you to burn out quicker than you ever thought possible.)
  • What do you want your life to look like once the business is off the ground? (For example, I don’t want my business to take up too much of my time down the road once my husband and I become parents. Because of that, I’m not going to start something that will take up a lot of my time on a regular basis.)

Read these blog posts if you think a side hustle is right for you and are ready to get started.

Have someone or a group of people to walk beside you when you are getting started. A business is not easy and you do need people to bounce ideas off of. Passive Income Pathways lite is a great community and you will have access to all the resources you need to start your online business that makes money and doesn’t just get views.

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Purge your home and sell stuff you don’t need.

You don’t need nearly as much stuff as you think you do. The less you have clouded your view of the things you love will help you appreciate the things you do have and love. You can sell the things you have that are still worth something on places like eBay or Mercari. It’s easy to buy and sell on Mercari. Get up to $30 when you get started and use you sign-up with my link: SIGN UP HERE

If life is a bit crazy and you don’t want to take the time to do that then take the time to goodwill.

Start an Instagram account with the intention of doing sponsored content.

You may not be aware but you can make an income by sharing products you love or being paid to post. It takes time and a lot of work. You have to build an engaged following of at least a thousand people in order to make money.

Now that might not seem fair but here is the thing. If it was easy then everyone would be doing it. The strong ones stick it out and build an audience that knows them and trusts their recommendations.

Start A Small Backyard Farm

Don’t blow this out of proportion but start a small backyard farm. A few flower pots with herbs and a small flock of backyard chickens.

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Get A Few BackYard Farm Animals

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Love critters? Whether you live in the city or out of town with a bit of property you can raise a few small farm animals to give you a reason to get up in the morning. They are depending on you for care. If you raise chickens you will get a reward for your efforts in the form of fresh eggs.

Beginners Guide TO Raising Chickens

If you want to know all the details of raising backyard chickens then this is the perfect guidebook to get you started.

Start small. Don’t go crazy because you will overwhelm yourself. I see this so many times where people get every animal that tickle’s their fancy and they are shelling out cash left and right.

Start A Vegetable Garden

Whether you have a few pots and a small patio or a large back yard you can grow veggies.

Easy Container Garden Course

I am a “tell me the steps” kind of person. And I also have this issue of critters getting into my garden. So growing things in containers have been the perfect option for me.

Start A Flower Garden

I like flowers just a bit more. First, you can get ones that come back every year. And second. they are just prettier. Plus like I said a bit ago I have a hard time doing this that doesn’t make sense. like spending hours growing something that costs you pennies to buy.

I know, I know. It’s a problem.

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Find Something To Do For Your Neighbors

Whether it is something as simple as leaving a dozen cookies or eggs on their porch or mowing the grass for them. Doing something for others is a great way to make yourself feel good. We want to feel useful like we are doing something for others. this is a perfect way to do it.

Find New Ways To Save Money

You don’t have to sell things to add extra wiggle room to your budget. Use apps like Rakuten or Ibotta to get money back on when you shop. It could also be as simple as checking the Kroger app for coupons each week before going grocery shopping.

I also love to scan EVERY receipt into the fetch app and accumulate points NO MATTER WHAT I BUY and exchange them for gift cards! Pretty awesome right?

Shop anywhere. Snap every receipt. Earn FREE gift cards! 🎉 Sign up for Fetch and get 2,000 points when you snap your first receipt – Sign Up Here

Any time you go to buy beauty products make sure to check apps like Mercari first. I have saved a ton of money buying brand new Colleen Rothchild Products off Mercai or Ebay.

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Whatever you choose to do know that what you do has value. As you go on this journey from feeling like a bored stay-at-home wife to a woman with purpose and meaning, know that the only opinion that matters is what you and your spouse think.

Everyone on the outside looking in doesn’t get a say on the matter unless you give them one… so don’t!

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