50 things to do when you're bored at home

Here are 50 things to do when you’re bored at home, including things to do alone, with friends, at night, online, with your sister or boyfriend or whatever, really.

Before you continue, please note that neither StudioKnow nor the author accepts any responsibility whatsoever for any injuries or arrests caused by the following suggestions. On a more positive note, if you do end up in hospital and/or jail, at least you’ll be getting out of the house, which is one way to cure boredom.

If you’re under 18, this isn’t for you. You should probably be outside pulling wings off insects.

50 Things to Do When You’re Bored at Home

  1. Try to climb through all the rooms in your home without touching the floor
  2. Find undiscovered tribes using Google Earth
  3. Shave your pets
  4. Knock down all the interior walls of your home, creating one large empty space. Once done, sit in the middle of the giant room and contemplate your life
  5. Start a free blog on WordPress or Blogger and tell the world about all your weird and dirty secrets
  6. Email an ex girlfriend or boyfriend and apologize for hurting them even though it’s a complete lie (just do it for shits and giggles)
  7. Read a book. Use your time to learn something, for God’s sake. Don’t have any books? We recommend Ass Goblins of Auschwitz by Cameron Pierce
  8. Create an upside-down room. Choose a room and take a few photos of it. Then, invert the entire room by sticking all of the things on the floor up on the ceiling and vice versa. Don’t forget to invert any framed pictures. You will need a drill, nails and lots of glue
  9. Join the Church of Satan
  10. Get drunk and forget
  11. Try to head-butt the ceiling
  12. Build a match rocket. Then supersize it
  13. Snort a line of coffee
  14. Increase your hand-eye coordination by throwing kitchen knives at the wall
  15. Try to completely seal a room in your house. Once sealed, run a hose into the room and fill it with water. Swim
  16. Ask a profound question in the comments box below. Wait for a response
  17. Join the Illuminati
  18. Learn how to moonwalk. Because there’s nothing cooler than someone who can moonwalk:
  1. Eat a cardboard box
  2. Change your Facebook relationship status to the opposite of what it normally is. Wait for “friends” to question your status
  3. Dress up like a burglar and try to break in to your own home
  4. Sign-up for a StreetWars assassination tournament
  5. Put every single item you (and your family) own on eBay. Sell it all and go live in the Amazon rainforest
  6. Contemplate the infinite nature of the universe until you go completely mad
  7. Write a poem of no more than four lines and post it in the comments box below. Wait until you receive an honest critical response (alternatively, post it on the StudioKnow Facebook page and see if anyone ‘Likes’ it…)
  8. Play the drums. Hit “V” repeatedly until you cry
  9. Create the following text or email: “You are hot. I don’t want a relationship with you but if you need quick sex, I am here for you.” Send it to all of the appropriate contacts in your address book and wait for the responses to roll in
  10. Try to move an object using the power of your mind
  11. Buy a Roswell soil sample or one of many other stupid things available online
  12. Try to make yourself cry like they do in the movies. If you succeed, go outside and sit in the street and cry and see if anyone asks if you’re OK
  13. Make a nest and hibernate until something interesting happens
  14. Become invisible
  15. Shave your head and reinvent yourself
  16. Pretend you’re a construction worker and shout lewd comments at strangers as they walk past your house. If they respond or look flattered, invite them in for “coffee”
  17. Make a giant banner advert stating something like “Free Sex Here. No Fee, No Questions.” Hang it outside a window facing the street. Wait
  18. Set a new world record for the biggest matchstick model. The current record is a one-ton oilrig. Try to build something more interesting like Guantanamo Bay or Megan Fox
  19. Roll up a carpet or rug so it looks big enough to hold a human body. Take it outside to your front lawn, put it down, and start digging a big hole. If you see a neighbor staring at you, give them a cold look and mouth the words “You’re next”
  20. Buy a tiger
  21. Answer serious questions that idiots have posted on Yahoo Answers
  22. List 10 things that you hate about each of your friends and acquaintances. Email them the list. Wait
  23. Make an anonymous threatening letter by cutting out words from a newspaper. Send it to your enemy
  24. Fail a series of intelligence tests here, here, here and here (you need to give your email address for the last one)
  25. Call random people on the phone and try to sell them imaginary products, like moon glue and weightless gold
  26. Scream, shout and run around until you pass out on the floor
  27. Climb inside your freezer and see how long you can survive
  28. Create a planet or explore the galaxy at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  29. Try to perfect the art of counting seconds accurately
  30. Cover yourself with fake blood and lie on the sidewalk outside your house. See if anyone gives a shit
  31. Do a Google search for “test subjects needed” or “volunteers needed” (with quotation marks). Volunteer for everything
  32. Share your own boredom-killing ideas in the comments box below and do yourself and the whole world a favor
  33. Bonus: We have a second boredom-busting article called 50 Things to Do When You’re Bored Online. It’s brilliant.

More Fun Things to Do When You’re Bored at Home — As Suggested By Readers!

Yep, within the dark depths of the comments section below, some readers have offered their own ideas of fun things to do when you’re bored at home. Here are some of the best (and just plain weird) suggestions. My comments are in [….]:

  • Staple your nut sack to your chin and do sit ups
  • Call up a fast food restaurant and ask if you can take their order
  • Run out on the road at night and howl like a wolf at the moon
  • Sit naked in your cat’s litter box and try to cry [this comment was left by someone calling himself Rapist, which explains a lot]
  • Draw a giraffe
  • Run into a store and ask someone what year it is; when they answer, run out screaming “By God, it worked!”
  • Hop on one foot for 2 minutes
  • Sit on your roof at night with a flashlight, and then spotlight everyone that drives by [if they stop, tell them to “move along” in an authoritative voice]
  • Stick your head out the window and throw Skittles at people yelling “TASTE THE FRICKIN RAINBOW!”
  • Try to climb up a door frame while wearing socks
  • Using a stopwatch, see how long it takes you to run around your whole house
  • Empty your cupboards, fridge and freezer, then mix it all together and eat it
  • Draw faces on your thumbs and have a conversation with them! [this is probably a good way to recognize a latent multiple personality disorder]
  • Build a fort! [I did this when I was a kid, and would quite happily do it again as an adult]
  • Adopt a kid named Luke and tell him you’re his father
  • “I spent 40 minutes reading the whole comments section and I thought it was hilarious!” [in other words, read the 2,500+ comments below — it’s quite a ride…]
  • Grow a pet Tickle Me Plant from seeds and watch how it moves like an animal when tickled [I had no idea what the hell this meant until I Googled it — and it’s pretty awesome]
  • Follow joggers around in your car blasting “Eye of the Tiger” for encouragement
  • Go down the stairs in a laundry basket! [another childhood classic that adults should do more often, especially after a few drinks]

You Are No Longer Bored Shitless. You’re Welcome

Well there you have it, 50 things to do when you’re bored at home. If you are still bored then you are probably just a boring and unimaginative person anyway, in which case there’s not a lot anyone can do to help. Sorry.

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