58 Ways to Entertain Yourself At Home or In Your Dorm

This list is inspired by days when you’re cooped up in the house, like the day I’ll likely have tomorrow when class is cancelled by Winter Storm Pax.


I just HAD to use a Supernatural GIF

  1. Read a new book.
  2. Reread an old book.
  3. Watch YouTube tutorials.
  4. Watch YouTube animal videos.
  5. Watch music videos on YouTube or on Vevo.
  6. Watch something on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.
  7. Watch old DVDs you have around the house.
  8. Exercise
  9. Play music and host a rockin’ one person dance party.
  10. Write reviews for your Amazon purchases (it’s oddly addictive).
  11. Write a poem.
  12. Create a blog (Hi!).
  13. Draw, if you’re artistically inclined.
  14. Take a bubble bath or therapeutic Epsom salt bath.
  15. Skype or FaceTime with someone you don’t normally see.
  16. Start an Instagram or Twitter account for your pet.
  17. Make a toy/treat for your pet and feed/play with them.
  18. Turn to Pinterest for upcycling ideas for everyday household items.
  19. Turn to Pinterest for fun DIY/craft ideas.
  20. Make a new Pinterest pinboard and PIN ALL THE THINGS.
  21. Dust off the ol’ 52 card deck and play Go Fish, Spoons, War, etc.
  22. Start writing that novel!
  23. Learn how to Photoshop pictures with tons of free online tutorials. (Google them!)
  24. Explore your phone’s or tablet’s app store and take advantage of interesting free apps.
  25. Try out a new cocktail recipe!
  26. Bake cookies!
  27. Make your own nut butter.
  28. Make your own pesto.
  29. Play your favorite video game.
  30. Find fun, new, interesting, or healthy recipes online and bookmark them for later.
  31. Organize the items in your beauty routine (I’m talking ‘bout those bottles under your sink).
  32. Make a collage with magazines and newspapers lying around the house.
  33. Post restaurant reviews on Yelp.
  34. Give yourself a facial or other skin care treatment (Hello, pore strips!)
  35. Write and post a fan fiction piece (Hey, it doesn’t have to be dirty. But that’s cool if it is).
  36. If you know an instrument, play it.
  37. Take pictures in and around your house.
  38. Take a nap.
  39. Do or get ahead on your homework. I can hear people laughing at this suggestion as I type it.
  40. Have a naked party. Seriously, if you’re alone, it may be fun. Get to know yourself.
  41. Break out your labeler and go nuts labeling things.
  42. Give yourself a manicure or a pedicure. Cuticles, trimming, buffing, soaking. The whole nine yards.
  43. Make a sock puppet.
  44. Go window shopping online.
  45. Call or text your friends.
  46. Have a “Most Ridiculous Snapchat” contest with your friends.
  47. Find a new computer desktop picture.
  48. Brew and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
  49. Do one of those newspaper crosswords or sudokus.
  50. Research and start a new hobby. Coding, anyone?
  51. Do something positive financially, like open an online savings account, or a Mint account.
  52. Run diagnostic, cleanup, and maintenance tasks on your computer.
  53. Clean fingerprints and dust off of your tv, computers, phones, tablets, etc.
  54. Do some laundry. We all know you probably ought to.
  55. Collect nonperishable foods and clothes you no longer want for donation.
  56. Meditate.
  57. Take online quizzes. Because we all need to know which Sailor Moon character we are.
  58. Take online surveys for rewards. Swagbucks is a great place to do so.

Here’s just a small list to get you started. Is there anything interesting you like to do to entertain yourself at home? Tell me about it below!

‘Til Next Time…Stay Entertained, Interwebs!



Black Friday/Cyber Monday- Swagbucks Codes Galore!

Swag Code Alert

Hi guys! Welcome to my grandly titled post. It is a bit of a long title, right? But I just needed to get all of that information in there.

Anyhow, down to business. As I’m sure you are very well aware, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearly upon us. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t feel like braving the crowds in the crazy cold, snowy, bipolar weather we are having in Pennsylvania, so I’m going to be doing my shopping from the warm, comfy haven that is my bed. In my pjs. Watching Family Guy. With hot cocoa. It’s how it should be done, really.

And, as you guys are also well aware of, I love using Swagbucks. If you need a refresher on what it is, click here to view my first post about it. Swagbucks is offering TRIPLE the normal amount of Swagbucks per dollar spent at all of their Shop & Earn partners on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday! Get Swagbucks back for all of the holiday shopping you’d do anyway to redeem for gift cards. Sounds good to me.

Swagbucks is offering a slew of Swagcodes on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can get an extra 50 SBs worth of codes on Friday and an extra 60 SBs worth on Monday. That’s a really decent ways toward your next giftcard.

I mean, if you’re gonna be online shopping anyway, why not get rewarded for it?

I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda psyched for all of this. Good deals, bonus Swagcodes, and triple SBs per dollar spent? I’m SO there. You guys should totally take advantage of this!  It doesn’t happen everyday!

If you’re not already using Swagbucks, what’s stopping you? Click here to sign up using my referral code, otherwise, just pop on over to swagbucks.com!

Happy Shopping!


Mega Swag Bucks Day!!

Okeydokey, now if you read my swagbucks post, you’ll know what swagbucks.com is and how to use it. If not, I’ll forgive you this time if you head over here.

In short, Mega Swag Bucks Day is every Friday when swagbucks.com gives out an additional 1,000,000 SBs for searches! Woo! Of course, it’s not a guarantee, but there’s a chance to win anywhere between 30 and 1,000 for a single search. That’s a decent ways toward a gift card or two. 🙂

If you haven’t signed up for swagbucks yet, what are you waiting for?!

Visit here to sign up! -> swagbucks.com/refer/Courtney1191

(Yes, I get some bonus SBs if you sign up through my referral link)

Until next time, stay saving, my friends.

Signed, FlatBrokeCoed

Swagbucks- My Other Love

     !!DISCLAIMER!!– Just to let you all know, I am not in any way affiliated with or profiting from discussing Swagbucks or their services. I am just talking about a something I really like.

     Now, on to the Swag-fun! (I just made that up. I amaze me.)

What is it?

     Swagbucks is a website that offers points, called “swagbucks” for participating in their website’s functions. In case you’re curious, it is NOT a scam. Websites and blogs proclaiming Swagbucks as a scam either are not familiar with it or how it works or were at one point banned from Swagbucks.

How do you earn these “Swagbucks”?

     There are many, many, many ways to earn swagbucks (SBs for short). It all depends on how much effort and time you want to sink into it. There’s everything from passive to active earning, passive being my favorite. Here’s a small list of ways to earn SBs:

·         1 SB per day just for having their toolbar installed.

·         1 SB per day for answering the daily poll

·         Infinite SBs per day for using their search portal (I generally score 3x per day at 8-11 SB each)

·         Play games on swagbucks

·         Watch Swagbucks TV on the website or their mobile app

·         Complete surveys

·         Shop at your favorite websites through swagbucks.com, earning 3-15 swagbucks per dollar spent

·         PRINT COUPONS. You get 10 swagbucks per coupon redeemed that you print from them

·         Earn about 5 SBs for “swagcodes”, which are codes released through their on-site blog, Facebook page, or twitter feed several times a day. Enter them into the designated space on the swagbucks main page for easy SBs.

So what do swagbucks earn you?

There’s a whole redemption page full of things you can do with swagbucks. You can enter into “Swagstakes” which require a small swagbuck price for entrance. You can earn big prizes like an iPod Touch or a trip, or a large amount of swagbucks to put toward a bigger prize. There is also the namesake “Swag” like keurig machines, bread makers, everyday house and home items like personal care items and pet items, OR (and this is the most popular redemption route) GIFT CARDS.

Many people opt to accrue gift cards of varying denominations for their own purposes, or as free gifts. Two of the most popular gift cards are the $5 Amazon gift card for 450 SBs or the $25 PayPal gift card for 2,500 SBs. Amazon gift cards are popular because they are easy gifts, especially for people who have Kindles and PayPal gift cards can be transferred to cash straight to your PayPal account, then to your bank account. BOOM.

If I am passively earning (JUST doing internet searches) I average 20 SBs a day. That means 600 SBs a month or 7200 SBs a year, just by doing what I normally do anyway. That can get me $50 in my PayPal account or $80 in amazon gift cards, without any effort besides changing my search engine.

Pretty neat right?


As I’ve said before, I am pretty passive with my SB earning.

If you don’t mind spending 15-20 minutes here and there, or even once or twice a week, you can get an extra 100+ swagbucks a week. That’s an extra amazon giftcard every month!

If you sign up for a new account, there is almost always a sign on bonus to get you started.

If you like online shopping, always make sure you do it through swagbucks so you can passively earn even more (usually about 5 SB per dollar spent)!

FORGET YOUR URL BAR AT THE TOP OF YOUR BROWSER. Just forget you even have it. Seriously. All of my saved favorites like Gmail or CNN or WordPress aren’t the URLs themselves. The bookmarks are SWAGSEARCHES for those websites. So by clicking my favorites, I am actually conducting swagsearches more often and increasing my chances of more swagbucks. Boss.

Install the toolbar. Just by having it, you’re getting 1 SB every day or an extra 365 SB a year passively, plus you can get alerts when there is a new swagcode available.

Do the daily poll. It’s easy, just do it.

I try to predominantly print my online coupons from Swagbucks. You don’t earn anything for printing them alone, but you earn 10 SB for EACH coupon you redeem. Sweet, right? You know how I love couponing, and now I’m killing 2 birds with one stone. Like a pimp.

Sounding good right about now? It should. 🙂

swagbucks.com/refer/Courtney1191 <- Go Here to sign up!

‘Til next time, stay saving, my friends.