When the fall comes and the warm weather is starting to leave us, TV binging and movie binging becomes more regular as my avoidance of cold weather and snow grows. I’d much rather enjoy a day binge watching Stranger Things, than venturing out into the cold, soon-to-be holiday shopping haze. As what I would consider a “professional binger,” I think it’s time to share my expertise with those planning their date with Netflix and Hulu.
”Netflix has always had this interesting ability to get non-mainstream content to be watched by the mainstream. ” -Ted Sarandos
For the Laptop Bingers:
When you are using your laptop for hours (and hours) it’s bound to get hot. While that might be a welcome heat when it’s cold outside, it’s not good for the laptop. Getting a lap desk will help keep the laptop ventilated and keep you binging for days.
Don’t forget to bling out your laptop with a saying or picture that speaks to your heart. You can get a Netflix themed laptop skin or almost anything else!
For the TV Bingers:
If you are currently using your laptop to stream, think about upgrading to make use of your TV. With cable going out of style faster than jelly shoes and slap bracelets in the 90’s, streaming devices and smart TV’s are becoming more popular. If you aren’t ready to shell out the funds for a smart TV, consider one of the many streaming devices on the market to turn your TV into a one stop shop for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO Now (as well as many other streaming services available on these devices)!
- Apple TV
- Samsung Devices
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV Box
One of the downsides of streaming devices and TV’s these days is that remotes are getting smaller and smaller. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost my Apple TV remote in my comforter. This pillow is a perfect solution. Always know where your remote is when Netflix inevitably asks you the most judgemental question ever…”Are you still watching?”
Set the Mood:
Set the mood when you are getting ready to settle down for your Netflix date with one of these TV and movie themed candles. They are vegan and cruelty-free and are inspired by some TV and movie favorites including Stranger Things, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, and many more!
String lights are a great lighting addition to any room but these are no ordinary string lights. These lights also double as bluetooth speakers. When you want to binge you will not only have perfect lighting to not strain your eyes on the computer screen, but you’ll be able to turn your room into a theater with surround sound!
Don’t forget the snacks:
If you are as excited as me about the Netflix revival of everyone’s favorite mother-daughter duo, this is the cookbook for you as you settle down to watch the mini series.
I wish I had known about this little device and saved myself a coffee stain and a well-placed throw blanket. This clip is a perfect cup holder for your streaming needs.
Calling all popcorn lovers everywhere! You need this bowl! Not only do you save money by not having to buy microwave popcorn but you can flavor it as you want, filter out the unpopped kernels and avoid unnecessary preservatives in favor of good old fashion butter (or you can buy movie theater butter)!
Whether you are a “professional binger” like me or a casual participant, hopefully, these tips will help you make the most of your cold weather staycation.