Things to Do at Home: Activities & Hobbies For Apartment Renters

Fun Things to Do From the Comfort of Your Apartment

The coronavirus is still a prevalent issue, so apartment renters are finding themselves unable to go any public places. Gyms, parks, and several stores are closed, and people still can’t meet up with their friends, making this a rough period for most. If you’re desperately looking for something to do, we can help!

There’s a wide range of activities and other fun things you can do from the comfort of your apartment, and we’d like to share some of them! Try out these different activities to pass the time, while staying safe at home.

Take an Online Course

Woman Working on Tablet & Computer at Same Time

One of the best things you can do while you’re at home is to sign up for a class online. If you’ve been itching to learn a new talent or a new skill, people are offering a wide range of virtual lessons. From art lessons to classes on mathematics, you can learn almost any topic through an online course.

There are even courses online for learning new languages. Lots of people want to try to learn languages like French, Spanish, and Japanese, but they simply don’t have enough time to dedicate to those studies. Give this a try now if you’ve been interested; you might not get as much free time to do it in the future

Start an Exercise Regimen

Woman Doing Yoga on a Pink Mat

Another excellent recommendation is starting up a brand-new exercise regimen. Since most gyms are closed right now, it’s important that you create a regular workout routine that you can follow each day so you can stay healthy. Start practicing some yoga poses, and do some strength exercises, like pushups, sit-ups, and squats.

If you need guidance, there are several videos you can find online that offer workout tips and tricks. Yoga with Adriene and Fitness Blender are two popular YouTube channels you should check out if you need some recommendations. Some fitness studios, including Planet Fitness, are even offering free livestreams that feature lessons from fitness professionals.

Watch or Stream Some Shows & Movies

Watching Netflix on a Black/Grey TV

While you’re resting in your apartment, now is an excellent time to catch up with some popular TV shows and movies. Thanks to digital video services, you can rent movies to watch right from your couch. There are even some movies planned for theaters have been released on digital services early, so you can check those out as well.

You can also sign up for one of the many streaming services currently available. Services like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney Plus all offer a wide range of content for viewers at home. If you’ve been wanting to watch a particular show your friends have been recommending, now is the best time to do it.

Organize Your Apartment

Line of Old Books

You could also use your time at home to do a little organizing.

Start by getting together a few bags; label one for trash, and another for donations. From there, go around your apartment and grab anything you don’t need anymore; these items

can either be tossed out or saved for future donations. You don’t have to get rid of everything, just the items you know are taking up space.

If you have a bookshelf, try pulling out all your books so you can reorganize them by title. You could also store some items in bins that you can leave underneath the couch or your bed so you can create more room. Decluttering your apartment will make the space look a lot nicer, so do it a little of it each day when you have the chance.

Try Some New Recipes

Sugar, Butter, Black Tray, & Utensils for Baking

If you consider yourself a chef, you should try and find some new recipes to prepare online. Whether you specialize in baking treats or preparing full entrees, there’s a surplus of recipes waiting for you in the online space.

Websites like All Recipes and Food Network have plenty of recipes available, so give them a visit and see if anything is to your liking. Cookbooks are readily available online as well, so think about ordering a couple and having them delivered to your apartment. Take this opportunity to expand your culinary skills, maybe even recreate some of your favorite local dishes! Need some apartment-friendly recipes? Try these!

Tour Famous Parks & Museums Virtually

View of the Grand Canyon, With Some Trees
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One other fun thing you can try is touring some of the country’s famous parks right from your phone or computer. Thanks to platforms like Google Earth and Google Arts and Culture, you can experience famous landmarks without having to step outside. You can also check out the art and sculptures found at a few different museums!

Here are some of the places you can check out right now:

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
  • The British Museum
  • The National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum

Looking for some additional ways to stay fit without having to leave your apartment community?