It's day ??? of the pandemic, and you're still bored in the house…and in the house bored. We're here with budget-friendly entertainment ideas besides tie-dying.
If you're still watching, find something new to binge. Beyond Netflix and Hulu, you can try Apple TV+, Disney+, Peacock, and soon Paramount+ (replacing CBS All Access). And many offer free trials. (For something a little more highbrow, see what "live" theater you can watch.)
Pro-tip: set a calendar reminder for the day before your free trial ends, so you can hit unsubscribe before the bill comes. If you decide to start paying, see if your rewards credit card is giving cash back or discounts. Some give cardholders extra points for spending on streaming.
There's a lot more you can try for free. Listen to music and audiobooks with trials of Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Audible, etc. Sweat it out with free at-home workouts. Learn to do graphic design, cook or start a biz through Skillshare. Or try these apps to brush up on your Spanish (or French, Mandarin, whatever).
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See if the group chat is down for a virtual book club. (Need a rec for what to read? We've got you.) Or a game night. That way, you'll never run out of things to talk about or Code Name clues to make fun of. You can also hit up your concert buddy and enjoy a show...quarantine-style. Or share your thoughts with your fellow TV/movie fans via virtual watch party.
In the Before Times, cancelling plans was a lifestyle. Now it's all about planning socially distanced and affordable ways to have fun at home.
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Skimm'd by: Ivana Pino, Elizabeth Smith, and Elyse Steinhaus