The only way you can ever truly have nothing to do is if you have no imagination and you're alone.
I am glad I am not your neighbor. We have 1 car (a old 15 pass van), My kids do not watch TV, we do not eat fast food, or other "junk". They eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. They do not just rummage and eat whatever they want when they want. I grew up on Twinkies, and eating however much of whatever I wanted. I am paying for it in my 30's. Since I was never taught portion control, or any good eating habits, and struggle with my weight. I do not want that for my kids. Our 3 yo we have custody of from a family member was over 50 lbs at 2 years old when we took him. He would just sit with a bottle of milk, and a bag of goldfish or cookies. He would cry for junk food. Now he eats a well balanced diet with the right portions for his age, and is happy and healthy.
There are no toys in my kids room, we have a play area with a playstand and some playsilks, a kitchen set, some blocks, a few wooden cars, and a doll house. They do not have any video games, or flashy electric toys. They all love books, and to color and draw. They also love to build forts with blankets, or put on plays. They will do these things before playing with any toy we have. They also like to go outside and look for bugs, lizards, see if the chickens laid eggs, climb the tree, etc.
I do not feel like they are deprived because there is not a platter of snacks out on the table at all times, nor do we have a Wii, cable TV, or anything else that "every other kid has"