Having extra money to spend might sound like a reason to happy dance, but most people find themselves confused and wary when they actually have it. If you’ve found yourself with extra cash that you want to blow, and don’t know what to spend it on, then here are a few unexpected ways that can prove to be useful to you…
Upgrade your kitchen
We can almost feel your eyes rolling, but hear us out. The kitchen is a place most of us spend a lot of time in; regardless to whether it’s out of necessity (cooking is a survival skill, people!) or a because of a passion or interest. Unfortunately, most of us don’t take a lot of time to upgrade the kitchen or its utensils and equipment. From a new set of knives (or a handy knife sharpener) to a newer and more upgraded blender, it’s up to you to decide how much you want to upgrade your kitchen. Remember, even giving you kitchen cabinets a fresh coating of paint counts as an upgrade!
Pick up a new hobby
Us human beings are blessed with being able to hone our skill and teach ourselves new things. If you have time to spare along with the extra cash, consider picking up a new hobby. Try some form of craft. Splurge a little on the craft store and buy yourself the tools and materials required to teach yourself a craft. And if it’s something like crocheting or sewing, and you dedicate your time and energy to it, you might even be able sew or design yourself your very own boutique dresses instead of spending money on it.
Level up the first aid box
Perhaps you’re not ambitious enough to give women’s boutique clothing stores competition, or perhaps your interests don’t fly that way. In that case, spend on something that will eventually come in useful someday…like the things in your first aid box. This is something every home has (and should have!); but it’s also something sadly and commonly outdated. Chuck out the old thermometers and get a more updated one, or better yet, swap your old first aid box for a newer version.
Get yourself a healthy mode of transport
If you have the money, and the necessary space, we won’t blame you if you upgrade your current vehicle. But if the extra money you have isn’t enough for this, consider buying yourself an alternative, healthier mode of transport. Bicycles are definitely at the top of our list. But if you are feeling a little more adventurous, try giving the increasingly popular longboards or pennyboards a chance. Not only is it a more fun way to travel, especially short distances, but it’ll also help you get more fit and healthy.