In this age and day, most of us spend a huge chunk of our time in our homes. Assuming that you work 7 or 8 hours, and an additional 2 to 4 hours commuting, shopping, or catching up with friends at your favorite restaurant, that leaves you with 12 good hours each day. Let’s assume you spend 8 of them in your sleep and the other 4 relaxing in the house or in-between household chores, you have a good 12 hours each day spent indoors. Give or take, that’s a good 80 hours weekly, 320 hours monthly, and a whopping 3840 hours by the end of the year spent indoors. The numbers are obviously higher for your kids and other family members.

But truth be told, staying indoors has an aspect of monotony, and the last thing you want for you and your family is to find it boring staying home. Luckily, there are many ways you and your family can enjoy entertainment from the comfort of your home whenever you want or have to. As a matter of fact, staying indoors is always cheaper, not forgetting that it allows you time to relax and calm your nerves. And despite where you go, east or west, home is best. But more often than not, it depends on how peaceful, comfortable, and entertaining the place is. Whether it’s a regular day or you’ve decided to create a staycation, here are some ways to keep your family entertained in the comfort of your home.

Keep your home Wi-Fi-subscription active

Let’s face it, we live in an age where staying active on social media is kind of a necessity in life. This is not only a thing for adults, but also for our kids in college, high school, and junior school. For Christ’s sake, even grandma and grandpa need to post selfies every now and then and connect with their ol’ buddies from way back. Not only this, having a home internet connection always everyone to stay active and entertained when they want (or have) to stay indoors, from those who want to download stuff or work on assignments to those who need to keep tabs with what’s happening at work, school, in the neighborhood or around the world.

Turn your home into a movie entertainment hub

Film, Cinema, Movies, Video Clips, Music, and TV shows; all these are words we all probably relate to whenever we think of entertainment. And with the wide range of TV shows, series, and movies out there, you can never run out of entertaining stuff to watch while at home. These range from exciting content that kids will fall in love with, to complex stuff only reserved for the adults. One of the oldest tricks in the book you can use to make this happen is to subscribe to cable TV. According to Greg from, you can give your family the best TV experience without spending much by choosing your cable provider wisely and investing in a good long-range TV antenna. Other factors may include how your antenna is installed, the direction it faces, and how resistant it is to elements such as strong winds and downpours.

Alternatively, you could try streaming and broadcast services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, CBS, and Stars, most of which are accessible using streaming devices like Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV. Most of them also have mobile app versions you can use. The good thing is that there are a plethora of genres to pick from, including personality shows to inspirational movies, action, reality, romance, comedy, family, and so much more at only a few bucks a month. All you need is the right equipment, which may include a smart TV, good home theatre speakers, streaming devices, and an internet connection. The best thing is that these days, streaming services allow anyone in your family to watch their favorite shows from any device, be it a smartphone, TV, tablet, laptop or PC. There’s basically something for everyone.

Other great ideas

Entertainment is a broad subject, and unfortunately, what may cheer someone up today may not work tomorrow. This is why it’s best to mix things up a little bit when it comes to entertaining your family. Some other great ways you can keep your family entertained at home may include:

  • Investing in indoor games – These may include kid’s board games to video gaming equipment such as PlayStation and Xbox. You can even have a separate room for gaming.
  • Hold a karaoke night at home – Provided you won’t disturb your neighbors, holding a karaoke night once in a while can be a great spice up to family entertainment.
  • Try backyard activities – Especially during weekends, activities like gardening and backyard family games can be a great addition to your family entertainment arsenal.

A home is where one feels comfortable, safe, secure, and appreciated. It should be a place where any member of the family feels happy to be, whenever. This means that in addition to the above tips, it’s a plus to know what makes the various members of your family happy, or more so, what they consider entertaining.