Stay-cation this long weekend

You might have all the Easter goodies ready to go, but Easter certainly feels different this year.

It doesn’t have to, though.

A four-day weekend could be all that you need to reset with your family or get to those jobs that you know you’ve been putting off.

Backyard camping

If you’re someone who usually goes on a mini getaway over Easter, spending this year’s Easter long weekend at home might be strange.

While it’s not quite the same, you can still have a mini getaway.

If you’ve got a backyard area, unpack your tent, unfurl your sleeping bag and have a campout!

Kids or not, there’s no denying the appeal of changing things up and having some zen time under the stars – especially when we’re spending more time indoors. Plus, it’s a great introduction to camping for those who aren’t too keen on the great outdoors.

Dust off the games

Retro games. New games. Board games.

Whatever type of game you’re interested in, dust it off, set it up and get it ready for a games night.

You might be sitting on a vintage goldmine of gaming if you’ve got an old school console like Sega, the original PlayStation or Nintendo 64. There are still plenty of games for these retro consoles, too, so hit up your local Cash Converters store to find some real gems.  

For board gamers, there are lots of ways to entertain the household. Party-style games like Cards Against Humanity or the classics like Monopoly are perfect to pull out over a long weekend when you’re stuck indoors and have all the time in the world.

Spring cleaning come early

Why wait until spring to give your house a once-over?

While we’re stuck at home in social isolation, make the most of it and stop putting off that big clean you’ve wanted to do for months.

Before you know it, we’ll all be too busy again to even think about going through our household items.

Plus if you find something you don't need, you can use our What’s it Worth tool to get a quote online without even having to leave the house.

Get creative, chef

Take the cookbook off the shelf and try something new this weekend.

Whether you’re a savoury or sweet fanatic, you’re guaranteed to find a new recipe that you like – particularly because it’s you choosing it!

Have a night in where you cook something from a cuisine you don’t usually make yourself, using the spices you have available.

For bakers, Easter is the time for sweet treats. Whip up something delicious for yourself or your household. Warm baked goods are comforting, and they make the house smell great.

Arts and crafts

Those with kids know how excited they get about Easter! You can spend a few hours with them creating their own baskets for the weekend’s Easter egg hunt. Painting and dying eggs is also a classic Easter craft. It’s an easy, and cheap, way to not only spend some quality time with your children but keep them happy indoors.

For adults, how about scrapbooking or journaling? Aim to write something down each day that was a highlight, something funny, or simply your musings.

We’re going through an historic time and, once it’s all over, you can look back on your experiences.

You never know – you might enjoy it more than you think!


If you're looking for something to entertain the kids or yourself, check out your local Cash Converters store or visit our online shop. You'll never know what you'll find, from gaming to tools and everything in between.