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    32 Things For Anyone Who Likes To Multitask While Watching Netflix

    Including silent fidget toys, a journal for calm, and a desk bike that's gotten over a million likes on TikTok 🚲.

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    1. 52 Lists For Calm, a journal for anyone whose state of "!!!" isn't *quite* being taken care of with their current rewatch of The Office. This pairs well with your familiar faves as an orderly, comforting way to unwind.

    The cover of the book
    Sasquatch Books

    The book is full of prompts like "People I Can Talk To" and "My Comfort Objects," making it both soothing and helpful.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.42 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $15.59.

    2. A compact, TikTok-famous rolling desk bike so you can try to out-bike your own tears while watching The Notebook again (which is really on you, what did you think was going to happen?).

    A model on a white bike desk with a tray steadying their laptop

    This compact, rolling desk bike is also height adjustable so you can get your perfect fit with the tray, and has "whisper quiet" pedaling, eight resistance levels, and a way to track your mileage, RPM, and other stats.

    Promising review: "Have had this product about a week now. Absolutely love it, what a game-changer!! As a consultant who live in a typical consulting life, I pretty much sit in front a computer all day long. Even though I work remotely a lot, I barely leave my desk. After a while, you will start to suffer from all the common things as everyone else, back pain, neck pain, you know all those things. Those all get changed when I saw this product! To be honest, I didn't buy it right away because of the price of course. But I finally decided to make the purchase as a holiday gift to myself. And I am so glad I made this choice! It hasn't been long, but i been using it everyday. It was super easy to put together, easy to move around because of the wheels. You can totally work while using it. the best part is, YOU DON'T EVEN FEEL LIKE YOU'RE WORKING OUT. And somehow it helps you to concentrate better. There is no need to dedicate one hour for the gym, this could an anytime thing. When you are working, watching shows, even play games. I guess because of the working out, my sleep improves as well. Not mention the pains from back. All in all, this thing changed my life!!" —joshua0315

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99.

    Psst — you can watch the viral desk bike TikTok featuring it for more insight on how it works. It's been liked over 1.8 million times!

    3. Or a universal laptop treadmill desk attachment so you can power walk right along with everyone in The West Wing.


    The bar on this is adjustable to fit most treadmills, with a height adjustable pole and a laptop tray equipped with nylon straps to keep your laptop secure. It's also super portable in case you want to ever use it at a gym.

    Promising review: "Excellent alternative to sitting on the couch watching Netflix or scanning social media. Now I still do that, but I am walking while watching." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    4. A grooming glove for cats and dogs so the next time one of them *plops* into your lap during an extremely pivotal moment in Great British Bake-Off (read: every moment), you can sneakily groom them while you watch.

    A reviewer holding the glove full of cat hair next to their cat

    Plus a lot of reviewers say their pets love love love the feeling ❤️.

    Promising review: "Wow. This thing is incredible. My cat sheds so much I want to pull my own hair out cleaning it all the time. Twenty very well-liked passes on my Sampson and I got a huge amount off! I 110% recommend this item! Don't think on it. You need this now." —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. A beginner-friendly cross-stitch kit with everything you need to create their own 2020 mood board while joining the rest of humanity on their Haunting Of Bly Manor deep dive.

    An embroidered dumpster on fire that says 2020
    Grandma Be Wildin'/Etsy

    Grandma Be Wildin' is an California-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in DIY meme-based cross stitches and vintage style pieces.

    Each set includes instructions, a stitch pattern, embroidery floss in nine colors, the embroidery hoop and cloth, and a needle.

    Promising review: "First of all, 2020 is definitely a dumpster fire. I saw this cute little cross stitch pattern in a BuzzFeed article and I had to have it. I just completed this and it was super fast and simple, especially since I hadn’t cross stitched in over two decades!! This is adorable, I love it, and I’ll order more." —skoszuth

    Get it from Grandma Be Wildin' on Etsy for $24.77.

    6. An adorably encouraging tear-away daily planner you can fill out for the next day during your unrepentant Vampire Diaries rewatch, and maybe soothe some of those ~Sunday scaries~ away. This lets you keep yourself on track for all your calls, goals, and even your water intake without overcrowding your actual calendar — plus, it rips off so you can take just the one page with you when you're on the move.

    A blank page of the planner

    Each planner comes with 50 tear-off sheets the size of a standard piece of paper.

    Promising review: "You can stop scrolling around looking for the perfect planner because this one is absolutely PERFECT. Really helps manage my time and keeping track of things all across the board. I also appreciate the positivity it exudes. Starts my day off just right!! I'll definitely be ordering more." —Brit

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    7. Plus a set of eye-popping fine point pens designed for planners and journals, so you can — gasp — color code your tasks, making them even more soothing to look at. (TBH, with all her nonstop journaling, you know Elena Gilbert would.)

    Fine point pens in 18 different colors

    Perhaps most importantly for anyone out there planning to go full Leslie Knope on these is that they're designed not to bleed through thin pages!

    Promising review: "I bought these pens during quarantine, not expecting much, considering they are quite inexpensive. I've used well-known brand marker/pens in the past, and didn't want to pay much for markers I'd use for coloring. I was concerned about the tips bending or bleeding, but I was completely wrong and am very satisfied with this product! They do not bleed, and the tips are strong and thin. I use these pens for coloring, hand-lettering, and note-taking, and they're exactly what I was looking for! The only regret I have is that I did not order the larger pack with more colors!!" —Michael Fanizzi

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so you can fidget during Netflix marathons without any of your family members being like, "If you tap your foot on the floor ONE MORE TIME, I'll turn this entire Selling Sunset car around!!"

    Reviewer image of five long noodle-shaped toys in different colors

    Promising review: "These are fantastic fidget toys for ADHD kids. They can do all kinds of things with the string while concentrating on other things, which is helpful for school, homework, watching TV. I am very happy with this product." —S. Newland

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have nearly 40,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can multi-task to your heart's content, whether it's washing the dishes, doing laundry, or any other potentially noisy household task that you definitely want to numb the absolute boredom of by watching The Good Place for the 15th time throughout.

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since they don't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cell phone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

    Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

    10. A gorgeous pastel paint-by-number with an intricate, deeply satisfying pattern to follow that will keep your hands busy for at *least* several episodes of Grey's Anatomy.

    A water color of a single pink flower in a vase on a rustic table

    Each set comes with a detailed numbered outline, three brushes, and a set of numbered acrylic paints with extra to spare.

    Promising review: "I loved this painting! I was worried that it wouldn’t look right but it turned out perfect! Way more than enough paint! Some lighter colors you had to go over twice." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $15.79.

    11. A Wi-Fi-connected movie projector that easily converts any wall, both indoor and outdoor, into a personal theater, so you can stream content doing all your fave outdoor activities like HIIT workouts or gardening or playing fetch with your pupper.,

    This could also free up your computer screen by projecting content on your bedroom wall, so you can use your monitor to chat with friends or read all 80,000 of those tabs full of articles you "saved for when you have time." (Mood.)

    Promising review: "This projector has been an amazing addition to our quarantine life at home. Who needs the movies when you have this. The volume is actually really good and the Wi-Fi is helpful. We hook up our Direct TV, Fire Stick, etc, and it all works great with great picture! We’ve been having a blast moving the movies home." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $164.76.

    12. Plus a mini trampoline for indoor *and* outdoor use so you can de-stress at the end of a long day by watching Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and feel like you're part of the team.

    Reviewer image of the small trampoline with blue cover at the edges

    Promising review: "This is such a lifesaver during these quarantine days. We live in an apartment and I tried to find out ways that could keep my 3-year-old active while we can not go out. He is having a great time jumping. The trampoline is very well-made and easy to assemble. Both my hubby and I also jump on it from time to time. It somehow helps to release the stress. I would recommend this size over the 40 inches one for people who live in apartments. (Of course If space is not a constraint, then I’ll surely go for a bigger size.) With this 38-inch one I can jump with my 3-year-old together without a problem." —Kate W

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A pack of mini rainbow scratch art notes that will transport you back to your youth so fast that you will suddenly have a craving for Goldfish crackers and an Avatar: The Last Airbender rewatch so aggressive it CANNOT BE IGNORED.


    Promising review: "I love this little scratch art pad. Sometimes I just need a break and a little distraction to let my brain breathe so I pull this out and make all sorts of designs. You do get a little of a mess by scratching the black off but I usually have a big mess cause I end up scratching the whole thing off. Can't help it. Kid at heart I guess." —Jane

    Get a pack of 125 notes from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. A starter's weaving kit to make gorgeous pastel tapestries as you deal with your Unsolved Mysteries-related heebie jeebies.

    A weaving look with half of a project completed on it in dusty pink, blue, and ivory
    Wool Couture Company

    Wool Couture Company is a UK-based Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in knitting, crochet, weaving, and macrame craft kits

    You can get one of three kinds of kits: a Basic Kit, which comes with a loom and instructions; a Starter Kit, which comes with a loom, two weaving needles, instructions, a mounting bar for hanging, and a cotton ball of warp to hold your work; and a Quintessential Kit, which comes with everything in the Starter Kit, plus the merino wool for weaving.

    Promising review: "It’s simple to use, the wool I received in the set is of a high quality and the service was smooth and communicative. Can not recommend this highly enough from a first-time weaver." —DivineDerbyshire

    Get it from Wool Couture Company on Etsy for $40.45+.

    15. A bathtub caddy that will turn your bathroom into a Netflix oasis. Pinot? Poured. Candle? Lit. That travel series where Zac Efron wears a ton of beanies? Queued. Now all you have to do is calmly explain to your loved ones that you live in a tub now.

    Reviewer image of a wooden bath caddy holding an iPad, washcoth, plant, candle, wine glass, bath salts

    Not only is it size-adjustable to accommodate different tubs, it comes equipped with a wineglass holder, edges that safely prop up a book or tablet, a candle holder, and extra space for whatever else your cozy heart desires.

    Promising review: "When I placed my order for this tray I looked at the pics but did not realize how really cool this piece is. The ability to change the size is great, but I just love the different trays that are removable as well as the ability to put my phone and a Kindle in 'safe' areas of the tray. I found a perfect place for my TV remote should I want to watch TV and not read. I just got it and used it last night but it appears to be well-made, balanced, and offers versatility for the things you may want at your fingertips when taking a luxurious bath!" —SindiMcG

    Get it from Amazon for $44.97+ (available in seven colors).

    16. And for some extra Netflix bath time decadence, a galaxy candy bath bomb (bonus if you pair it with streaming Planet Earth yet again).

    A shimmery blue purple and yellow bath bomb
    Bath Thyme Bakery/Etsy

    Bath Thyme Bakery is a New Mexico-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in dessert-inspired bath, body, and candle products. 10% of all BTB earnings are donated to Safe Water for Sierra Leone.

    Promising review: "Kai is so incredibly talented at this craft! I purchased several bath bombs (some with the bubbles as 'frosting') and I am beyond impressed with the quality. They all smell amazing and leave our skin feeling super soft. I love that all of the ingredients are posted because we have very sensitive skin in this house. These products have exceeded every expectation that I had. I will absolutely continue to shop at this store, and I have already recommended these items to many friends." —etreen

    Get it from Bath Thyme Bakery on Etsy for $7.25.

    17. A copy of The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions that's perfect for any stage of life, so you can preserve your favorite memories while also making *new* memories trying to figure out how Emily got such a large social following using terrible Instagram captions in Paris.

    The cover of the book by Carl and David Marshall
    Hachette Books

    This book is a kind of DIY memoir — it goes through three phases of "Early," "Middle," and "Later" years, and has 201 different prompts based on your memories, experiences, and views on the world. Prompts include things like what you would have switched careers to midway through if given the chance, or a present you got from your parents that sticks in your memory, or who you think the funniest person in your family is. This also makes for a lovely gift for family members, so you can all preserve each other's memories!

    Get it from Amazon for $15 or from Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $13.80.

    18. The Drinking Animals Coloring Book, which will take you on a *delightful* journey of animals doing just that as you watch them frolic in Our Planet. Can I get anyone a Llamarita?

    The cover of the coloring book, which has a llama drinking a cocktail

    Extremely bonus: it actually comes with cocktail recipes in the coloring book, so you can keep your beverages on theme for booze-and-color nights.

    Promising review: "I've taken up some silly hobbies while in quarantine. Coloring has been one of them. I love each picture these are so cute and fun. I didn't realize that there were actual ingredients in the book so that was an added surprise. I like the book. It's a two-in-one." —Taylor Rutledge

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    19. Or a quarantine-themed Schitt's Creek coloring book download for anyone whose season seven marathon is feeling ~a little bit Alexis~.

    Five Schitt's Creek-themed prints with text
    Signet Sealed/Etsy

    Signet Sealed is a Texas-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in city-themed water colors and downloadable coloring pages.

    Promising review: "Super fun, easy to print. Very satisfied with purchase." —Paige Wynne

    Get it from Signet Sealed on Etsy for $3.

    20. A rotating, heated back and neck massager to work out all of the knots in your odds and ends while you're watching Outlander and leave you feeling ~relaxed and refreshed~.

    A reviewer holding the massager, which has three rotating heated balls under the fabric on both sides

    Promising review: "I'm sitting all day at home during the COVID outbreak, and I was looking for something I could use now and in the future. It is intense! I like to use it on my shoulder and on my lower back. I am excited that it can be used in the car, as I expect to be moving cross-country in the new year or so." — Alli

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    21. A Baby Yoda puzzle that essentially proves that the human heart is made up of 500 pieces, and those 500 pieces make up this tiny creature's perfect face — perfect to pair with The Mandalorian on Disney+, or Stranger Things, which is *also* about a very powerful child who finds a Grumpy But Lovable Dad Figure., Amazon

    *Hamilton voice* "Look at my SON ..."

    Promising review: "Probably the most lit and productive thing I've done in my spare time during these times of quarantine. 10/10 would recommend this puzzle for people looking for something to do indoors that doesn't involve staring at a TV or video games all day. I did the puzzle alone, took roughly six hours (unsure if that's fast or slow, maybe I'm not the quickest puzzle assembler - still felt pretty good about myself though). Since we realistically don't have a whole lot going on in our free time nowadays, this puzzle was worth the time/challenge, and fun! Will order more puzzles in the near future. Stay safe and wash your hands everyone!!" —Toby Rutkowski

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    22. A 16-pack of Korean face masks made with vitamin E and collagen so you can cross "skincare" off your to-do list while you catch up on whatever absolutely harebrained scheme is happening in Riverdale these days.

    The pack comes in 16 different varieties, so every night your face can take a new adventure — I'm talking lavender, cucumber, green tea, the whole shebang. Now your face can ~taste the rainbow~.

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are great to incorporate into your skin care routine. They are easy to use, fit well onto the face and can be stored in the fridge before use for an even greater cooling effect. I have mostly oily skin that isn't super sensitive and have had no bad reactions from these masks. Be sure to rub the rest of the package's serum onto your face when done with the mask to get the most of your product. Would definitely recommend for this price." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon fo $9.99.

    23. A journal with 300 writing prompts ranging from things like "Write about a moment when you felt proud of yourself" to "Describe your ultimate sandwich" — ideal for self-reflection *and* eating vicariously through The Chef Show.


    Never *not* forgetting that time Gwyneth Paltrow insisted she'd never been in a Spider-Man movie!!

    Promising review: "It arrived on time Saturday afternoon. It hasn't been a whole week but I've been writing in it since then. It's a great way to help you put your thoughts on paper and even learn about yourself if you didn't already know. The prompt concept is excellent." —Cierra

    Get it from Amazon for $10.89.

    24. A set of make-your-own rainbow unicorn suncatchers you're kind of legally obligated to make while streaming She-Ra and the Princesses of Power? I don't make the rules, but I do enforce them, both for your sake and for the sake of your soon to be very magical backyard.


    Each set includes five clear Stablemates unicorns, a paintbrush, six fantasy-colored paint pots, and an instruction sheet.

    Get it from Toynk for $29.99.

    25. A rock painting kit for both kids and adults — TBH, Jess from New Girl would absolutely want you to embark on this craft project and leave happy little wish stones all over your neighborhood.


    So a bunch of kids in my neighborhood have been doing this since quarantine started and leaving these rocks on the path in the woods behind the houses, and it makes my human day every time I see them. They keep swapping them out every few weeks and inviting other people to leave their own, and it's become this very sweet, socially-distanced pick-me-up for everyone in the area.

    Each kit comes with 10 rocks, eight colors of waterproof paint, a paint brush, rock transfer designs, and tracking stickers.

    Promising review: "This is the cutest thing to come out of quarantine. I made the most adorable ladybug, and now I have a weird emotional attachment to her. I might be in love with a rock that I painted. Her name is Daisy, I tell her about my day when anything happens. Like when someone walks past my house on their daily walk or when they gave me the wrong drink at Dunkin Donuts but I didn't say anything because essential workers are trying their best and I would never want to blame or upset them. She is a great listener. Luv u Daisy <3" —Cindy Mackey

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three versions).

    26. A flameless indoor s'mores maker complete with two marshmallow sticks and storage for all your ingredients, so anyone drooling during Young & Hungry can take their marshmallow-and-chocolate destinies into their own hands.

    Promising review: "This came in perfect use when we were quarantined!! We tried different recipes. The five kids ages 1-20 and even the two adults in the house were super excited!!! So easy to use and to clean. Everyone had 'Just one more' until we were stuffed!!!" —Pen Name

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    27. A unicorn slime making kit, because truly the most universal human experience is that deep down inside we all just want to stretch out a big ole glop of bright pink glittery slime. Most importantly, this doesn't *not* pair well with a Breaking Bad marathon.


    Each kit comes with clear written instructions and access to video tutorials to make over 100 different kinds of slime, from unicorn slime to glitter slime to fluffy cloud slime to floam putty. You can personalize the colors, textures, add-ins, *and* the smell — the box comes with beads, scents, glitter, ink, foam balls, the ingredients needed to make the slime, and containers to keep it in.

    Promising review: "This came today and my 10-year-old daughter is having a blast making slime! The kit has everything anyone could need to make fun slime. This is worth it for a gift and for fun on a lonely quarantine day." —Veronica Malbus

    Get it from Amazon for $24.90.

    28. A beginner's guide to calligraphy that is far more thorough and specific about technique and ink types than other versions, and will have you writing elegant postcards to your friends while watching all the fictional sophistication in Pride & Prejudice.

    the book open to a page where you can learn different styles to write the same word

    Promising review: "I’ve tried several instructional books on hand lettering. This book is the best by far. I won’t say the names of the other books but suffice it to say they are all at the top of the list when you search for hand lettering. It is the only book that gives practice for the base strokes and also discusses posture and how to hold the pen and at what angle to the paper. It is also a lovely book to work with; nice art work/illustrations. I recommend this book to other beginners out there!" —Karen Rorick

    Get it from Amazon for $22.50.

    29. A *delightful* set of make-your-own foam Smushables, because honestly, if you're committing to another Haunting Of Hill House marathon this Halloween season, you're gonna be glad you have these to squish.

    A box with a cat and unicorn head puffy stress ball getting painted

    Each set includes one Smushable cat, one Smushable unicorn, six paint colors, a paint brush, a foam brush, two puffy paints, and instructions.

    Get it from Toynk for $19.99.

    30. A book of New York Times crossword puzzles to keep your brain as sharp as the Sherlock episodes you're marathoning — you can ease into it with the simpler Monday puzzle book, then work your way up to the more challenging Sunday puzzle book.

    The New York Times

    Get the Monday puzzle book from Amazon for $11.69 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $11.95, and the Sunday puzzle book from Amazon for $10.49 or Bookshop for $11.03, and check out the Tuesday through Saturday options if your skill set is somewhere in the middle.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's passionate PSA about the glory of crossword puzzling, in case you need a lil' extra nudge.

    31. A paint-by-sticker set made up of vintage travel posters you can hang up on your walls when you're finished — a real "I'm vicariously living through Netflix travel documentaries" vibe.

    Workman Publishing

    Each comes with 12 posters and the stickers to complete them, including iconic travel posters from gondolas in Venice to the pyramids in Cairo.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $13.75.

    32. A make-your-own comic book that is admittedly for kids, but is also a creative outlet for doodling or journaling for those who aren't into journaling the traditional way — especially if you're watching Supergirl or The Flash and it's got you in a whoooole mood ⚡.

    The cover of the blank comic book notebook

    Promising review: "This is a steal!! The book has so many more page then what i anticipated. Very good quality and I could not be happier. Would highly recommend for anyone who want to write their own or has a creative loved one. My daughter loved reading and makes comics so this is just perfect!! the price is unbeatable for what you are getting." —KimmieKay

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    You multitasking successfully while watching TV *and* somehow keeping track of the plot twists on The Umbrella Academy:


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