Favorite Stay-At-Home Ideas During Quarantine

With much of the world sequestered in “stay-at-home” mode to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, there’s a whole lot of cabin fever going on. Fortunately, there’s never been so much education and entertainment at our fingertips as our current era, even when we have to stay quarantined for the common good. 

With a home base at Northwoods Apartments in Middletown, CT, you’ve certainly got a comfortable perch for sheltering in place, what with our spacious two-bedroom units and amenities such as in-home laundry, gas fireplaces, and our on-site nature trail. In this article, we’ve put together some of our favorite ideas for making the best of things while inside your apartment!

Play Games

This classic rainy-day remedy works like a charm during this pandemic hibernation we’re all in. Only these days, you not only have the timeless appeal of board games such as Monopoly, Clue, and Scrabble, but also countless online options, including such current rages as Exploding Kittens, Animal Crossing, and Catan. Nothing fixes boredom like a little health competition, so whether you’ve got housemates and family members to play with in-person or you’re squaring off against online rivals, the opportunities for ongoing tournaments are just about endless.

Learn (or Re-learn) a Language

Always wanted to learn a new language? With apps such as Duolingo ready to hand, now’s the time—given you’ve got plenty of that—to broaden your linguistic horizons. Make learning a new language, or brushing up on one, part of your daily routine, and you’ll be amazed how quickly you start seeing the results!

Stream Some Binge-worthy Shows & Talked-about Movies

Given the situation and the good we’re all doing by hunkering, this may be the most guilt-free opportunity you’ll ever have to kick back on the couch watching TV shows and movies. Certainly you’re not at risk of running out of options, given the plethora of streaming services and the staggering amount of both old and new content available over them.

Here are some recommendations, mostly new (or newish) series and films.

Comedy Shows

  • Los Espookys
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • The Good Place
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • I Think You Should Leave
  • Fleabag
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm

Reality Shows

  • Love is Blind
  • Tiger King
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Real Housewives of New York
  • Catfish

Cooking Shows

  • Ugly Delicious
  • No Passport Required
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat
  • The Great British Baking Show


  • Parasite
  • The Irishman
  • Marriage Story
  • The Two Popes
  • The Farewell
  • Frozen II


  • Free Solo
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
  • Love, Gilda
  • RBG


Most of us are having to sharpen up our skills in the cooking department and learn how to take more creative advantage of our pantry’s ingredients. (The snazzy kitchens of the Northwoods Apartments are perfect for whipping up quarantine masterpieces.) Missing some staples and hoping to avoid a grocery run for a few more days? Get some handy tips here.

Ordering Local Takeout

When you’re hungry, tired of cooking, and want to show some local eateries some much-needed support during this rough stretch for the restaurant industry, get some responsable takeout! At Windshire Terrace, you’re close to such great establishments offering to-go eats as:

Try an At Home Workout

Worried about gaining a few extra pounds while you’re stuck at home? What if you took advantage of this quarantine to finally chisel out those abs you’ve always dreamt of? Try some of these great fitness apps or the 4-week ab challenge:

Hunkering Down at Northwoods Apartments

It’s a challenging time, but whether you’re a current or soon-to-be resident of Northwoods Apartments, we hope you find some joy and pleasure hunkered down in our spacious and well-appointed apartments!

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