13 Must-Have Items for Your Home to Stay Comfy and Entertained on Lockdown

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Some of us actually prefer spending most of our time at home – it’s introverts, we’re us. Extroverts must be losing their minds without being able to surround themselves with others, but everyone has got to be getting at least a little bored being stuck inside all this time. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep things as comfy and fun as possible. Here are 13 must-have items for your home in this new world of ours.

Must-have items for your home, Mondays in PJs

Must-Have Items for Your Home to Keep You Comfy and Entertained While You’re Stuck Inside

While you’re stuck at home anyway, or, if you just prefer to stay at home, why not turn your place into your ultimate hideaway? Your space should make you happy and should play into pleasing all of your senses and keeping you ultra-comfortable. These must-have items will keep you comfy and entertained while you’re hanging out at home, whether it’s by choice or necessity.

Cooling Gel Mattress

Must-have items for your home: cooling gel mattress

Gel foam mattresses can cost a fortune, especially when they come equipped with cooling technology. But this queen-sized memory foam mattress from Classic Brands can be delivered straight to your door for less than $290 and will come just in time to keep you cool all summer long. And, if you have Amazon Prime, you don’t even need to pay for shipping. Score!

Mini Trampoline

Even if you’re not someone who’s used to working out on a regular basis, an indoor trampoline can be an excellent (and fun) way to release some energy. This quiet model from DARCHEN can safely hold up to 450 pounds and is small and sleek enough to fit nicely in any room you choose.

Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Body Pillow

Must-have items for your home: cooling bamboo body pillow

This 54-inch long pillow from Snuggle-Pedic is crafted with hypoallergenic and cooling bamboo, so it naturally breathes and keeps you nice and cool throughout the night. It’s been named the best body pillow in several publications. And, the creators are so confident that once you try it, you’ll never want to go without it, that they offer a 120-day love it or return it (for free) policy.

Wii Console and Sports Games Package

Considering the fact that everyone’s been stuck at home and unable to participate in the sports they’re used to playing, this can be an awesome way to release some energy while having fun, whether you’re by yourself or others in your home. This renewed package on Amazon comes with the console, a remote, nunchuck, and the Wii Sports Resort and Motion Plus bundles.


Amazon is full of amazing e-books that can keep your mind occupied for as long as you need the distraction. Have a Kindle sent to your house and start reading within the next few days. It comes along with three months of free Kindle Unlimited.

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Camera

Must-have items for your home: Nikon COOLPIX

Now’s the perfect time to start that new blog or YouTube channel you’ve been thinking about. Whether or not you plan to monetize it, it can be a great way to stay busy and showcase your creativity. But, to do either of those things, you’ll want some solid visuals. Even if you don’t plan on sharing, taking photos, whether you’re at home or out in nature, can be both relaxing and fun. This Nikon bundle on Amazon comes with the B500 with Super Zoom capabilities, along with a memory card, carrying case, tripod, and plenty of other bells and whistles to help you get started.

Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

Must-have items for your home: Oculus Go Standalone VR

This 32GB Oculus Go Standalone VR headset allows you to meet up with friends in virtual reality for all types of adventures, without the hassle of carrying anything or dealing with any wires.

Weighted Blanket

Must-have items for your home: weighted blanket

The ZonLi weighted blanket is made with 100% cotton and glass beads to provide a cooling and comfortable alternative to your ordinary comforter. Weighted blankets have been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and provide a deeper sleep.

Adjustable Height Desk

If you’re working from home these days, you’re likely spending a ton of time at your desk in front of the computer. And, since sitting for long periods of time can wreak havoc upon your lower back, a desk that can be raised and lowered so that you can either sit or stand at it is definitely one of the must-have items for your home and a wonderful addition to your home office. You can check out some more of my ergonomic office furniture suggestions here.

Back Relief Deep Tissue Massage Pad

Has your back been feeling tight lately? Or maybe you’re sore from all the time you’re spending hunched over in your chair these days. Well, this portable massage pad goes on top of any chair to provide a relaxing and therapeutic experience. Aside from being fully adjustable with different types of deep tissue massage options, there’s a heat option for the cooler months as well.

Inflatable Coleman Hot Tub With Jets

Must-have items for your home: personal spa

Looking for the ultimate way to relax at home? This portable hot tub by Coleman is available on Amazon and comfortably seats up to four adults. It’s easy to set up and operate, as well as take down when you decide you’d like to put it up for the year. Or, you can just leave it up and chill in it all year long.

Sewing Machine

This simple, lightweight sewing machine from Singer may not look like much, but this little thing is capable of producing some amazing things, time and time again. If you’ve got the time to sew and you either already know how or are planning on teaching yourself online, sewing is a great way to pass the time and make unique pieces for you, and your friends or family, or even for sale as a part of your new online business venture. You can both make and repair all types of things, from masks to clothes and so much more.

Noise-Canceling Headphones

Must-have items for your home during lockdown: noise cancelling headphones

A good pair of noise-canceling headphones can mean the difference between a great mood and a terrible mood when it comes to being trapped around noises and other external stimuli that are out of your control. This pair by Avantree is Bluetooth enabled and comes with a mic so you can use them for work calls, gaming, or just talking to friends and family. If you’ve never heard of binaural beat therapy, next time you have a migraine hit YouTube with your new headphones and give one of the videos a shot. You’d be amazed at how quickly sound waves can make you feel better.

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Erika Sellmer is a digital content specialist with a passion for remote work and empathic design.