Apartment Living

11.03.2016 | 2 Minute Read | By Kari Lloyd

You already know about “Netflix and Chill.” But what if you only have the Netflix half of that? Not having the “chill” available doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time in your apartment. In fact, ditching the chill factor can ensure you skip out on the late nights and don’t miss the movie you wanted to watch in the first place. Here’s some tips for replacing your “chill” when you still want to watch Netflix:

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Treat Yourself

When you’re on your own, it can be easy to forget about treating yourself. After all, isn’t that what having a boo is all about? Forget it. Take some time out to give yourself a facial, paint your nails, buy that beer you heard about or even order that takeaway that nobody else seems to like. This is your night, so make it exactly how you want it.

Hang with Your Friends

Relationships eat up time in your evening, and that takes you away from your pals. Invite over your besties to watch that film you’d never get away with if you were with someone. Whether it’s a blood-spattering gore-fest or a weepy romance flick, the remote is firmly in your own hands.

Catch Up on the Gossip

When you Netflix and Chill, you’re not watching the movie anyway. Relax with a film in the background, pull out your phone or laptop and connect to some hot gossip sites. Who’s getting divorced? Was someone recently seen “canoodling?” Is she pregnant or just fat? Catch up and be the all-knowing one at the office water cooler.

Throw Down in the Kitchen

Single ladies and gents actually get a bonus in the kitchen: you’re not cooking for two. That means you can spend a bit more on yourself. Buy those expensive organic vegetables and maybe slide a big old steak in your cart while you’re at it. It’s just for you so why go cheap?

Find Your Next Place

If you’re looking around your crib and thinking it’s time for a change, it’s easy to search for an apartment while you watch the latest thriller on Netflix. Think about where you want to be, or where you like to hang out in your city. If it’s not working where you are, a move can allow you to have a shorter commute, get a better apartment or just be closer to where the action is.

Hunt Down Your Next “Chill”

Sick of being single? Maybe it’s time to trade in your current piece? Keep the Netflix on while you surf around for your next kill. Just remember which way to slide for the keepers.

Have you dropped the “Chill” in your Netflix evening? What do you do while it’s on? What did we miss? Let us know below!