Archive for March 21, 2019

Celebrate Being a Woman by Joining One of These Frugal Hobby Clubs

March is National Women’s History Month, but you might want to spend the time thinking about the women of the present. This includes yourself. One of the best things for women to get into is a club or two that helps with socialization and blowing off some steam. Unfortunately, finding a club you like can be a bit of a chore. On top of that, it might cost you quite a bit of money in the long run. So, you might want to check out these ten club ideas to help you find an option that is affordable and fun. These options are also easy if you’re looking to start your own club to support other women while improving your quality of life.

1. Book Club
One of the easiest and most common clubs is the book club. Many people flock to book clubs because it offers a lot of flexibility. For instance, you can join an online book club, a store-based book club or start your own. You can also base your club choice on what types of books you’d like to read, so you know you won’t get into something you won’t enjoy. Some book clubs do have an admission fee, while others will only cost you the price of the book. However, if you’re fast, you might be able to find the book you desire at the library, so you won’t have to spend a dime. Book clubs are popular because reading helps to expand the mind. On top of that, book clubs offer social interactions that not only fulfil your social needs but will also encourage deeper thinking. You might even find the content you read and discuss provides you with support that you’ve been looking for in your life.

2. Walking Club
If exercise is what you’re lacking in life, then you might want to look into a walking club. You can find a club for speed walking, hiking, or simply get a few friends together to walk around the block a few times. A walking club typically cost you nothing, unless there are fees for walking in national parks and so on. Best of all, joining this club will help you to stay healthier so you can feel at your best. Walking clubs are great for blowing off steam too, as you’ll have plenty of people to talk to if you need to chat. Of course, it will also make you feel a bit safer as you walk as there is more safety when traveling in numbers, opposed to walking on your own. Walking clubs are a great idea for women because they are easy to pencil into your schedule in most cases and often you can find a group of like-minded people to go with, which means you might not have to find a babysitter for this club.

3. Embroidery
Another hobby that gives back to club members is embroidery. Starting or joining an embroidery club can be one of the most beneficial things to get into because the hobby won’t cost you a small fortune. Instead, you’ll be able to purchase supplies for a monthly project without having to worry about not being able to afford food and other forms of entertainment. Embroidering with a group of people also allows you to talk while you work, which can help you blow off steam. You will also be privy to getting a bit of help from others that might be more experienced in the craft. You may even be able to share patterns to save even more money. Best of all, this craft can be done in just about any environment, which is certain to make planning a lot easier.

4. Yoga
If you’re ready to improve the quality of your body and the peacefulness of your mind, then a yoga club might be another great option to look into. Sometimes, joining a yoga club will require you to pay for studio time and lessons, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, if you work with the club, you might find a way to make the group work for free, with the exception of supplies like yoga mats and workout clothes. The club can easily teach each other moves and work on correcting postures without a professional hanging around. You can also enjoy the club in your home, other people’s homes and outside. You can use yoga videos online to help make the entire club flow perfectly. Before you know it, you’ll feel better about yourself and you’ll even make some new friends in the process.

5. Wine and Dinner Club
Cooking might not seem like a lot of fun when you’re looking for a way to support your interests and mental wellbeing. However, cooking with a club can truly transform the way you cook and eat. These clubs usually require the club to decide on a meal and then everyone chips in for the groceries. Once you’re all together, you work on the recipe until its time to eat. This is a great learning experience as it gives you the chance to try out recipes you would have never thought to try. You will also learn new styles and interesting cooking techniques from different cultures. If you don’t have your own recipe to share, then the club can work on one you found online. You will be able to support each other’s cooking skills while talking a mile a minute about whatever is on your mind. Best of all, when the meal is complete, you’ll get to eat it without disruption, apart from laughter. Of course, you will also get to try out new wines here, which should help lift your spirits.

6. Acting
Believe it or not but acting can be one of the best ways to help you feel amazing. On top of being a lot of fun, acting can help you overcome shyness, social anxiety, memory problems and so much more. You can join any local troupe, but you might have fun with an all women club, especially if you reverse roles and have women play every character. Of course, you don’t have to stick to typical acting either. You might also try improv as a way to blow off steam and improve your flexibility in life. Generally, joining a local theater group won’t cost you much and may even help you to make more friends.

7. Artistic
There are so many different artistic clubs that you can join or start. You might consider sticking with some of the cheaper options though. One example is to join a club for writing. You can share your own writing with others and help to critique their work. This is an amazing way to improve your own skills while finding ways to make your writing more prominent in your community. Another fun option is to join a group for painting or photography. Working with others can improve your work but will also help you to learn more about others while enjoying your favorite hobby. You can also join a club that tries a new artistic activity every week or month. This will help you explore the world of pottery, knitting, painting and more. Of course, these clubs might cost you a bit more, but it’ll certainly be worth it as you will feel happier.

8. Gardening
Gardening clubs are another popular option that many people overlook. Gardening clubs come in all shapes and sizes too. For instance, you might join a club that spends a little time in one person’s garden each week then transitions to another’s the following week and so on. This can be helpful if you have trouble getting your garden up to par. Another option is to meet up in a community garden to work, which is a popular option for people living in cities. Of course, some gardening clubs also meet up at greenhouses and other appropriate venues to learn about plants and gardening.

9. Musical
Another club that really suits the budget is anything involving music. You have a lot of options to choose from here, too, which gives you wiggle room to explore your own needs or desires. If you already know how to play an instrument, then consider joining a local orchestra or start your own band. To make it even more exciting, go with an all-female crew. You might also consider joining a chorus. You can find these all over the place, including churches or personal groups. Another great option, especially if you love pop music, is to start a karaoke club. You can grab the girls and go to an establishment that has karaoke or you can perform in the comfort of your home or some else’s home from the club. Using music to channel your inner self can do wonders for your health, so have fun with it.

10. Volunteer
Another great way to enjoy your free time while also doing your part to make the world a better place, is to start or join a volunteer club. These clubs are designed to help you get out in the world and put your body to work to help other’s in need. Volunteer clubs will set you up with a group of people that you will work with, so you’ll have a familiar group of peers to have your back if in need. You can choose a wide variety of volunteer options, or simply go where the club sends you. You might find that volunteering with others is more fun and rewarding than you ever thought possible.

Joining a club can be one of the best ways to celebrate your unique identity while helping you to get the socialization and stimulation you need out of life. These ten club ideas are just scratching the service. However, they are also great ways to help you find a cheap way to kill some time and socialize with others. Women truly thrive when they join a club, so don’t let anything hold back your desire to join in.