Couch potatoes and bookworms, rejoice! August 10 is National Lazy Day, and that means that you aren’t just lying around doing nothing but reading, you are celebrating an extremely important holiday! And as with any holiday, it’s important to really get into it, and make sure that you have the laziest day ever. We’re here to help with plenty of tips on how to get as relaxed as possible, without ever having to leave your house.
Create Your Own Reading Nook
If you are going to really commit to being lazy for the day, do it right by creating a cosy reading nook out of things that you already have around the house. Fill an inflatable pool with pillows and blankets, pull the cushions off the couch and make yourself a blanket fort, use a hula hoop and a beanbag to make a canopy… not only will it remind you of having a reading corner as a kid, but it will clearly signal to the world that you are not to be disturbed today!
Never Let Your E-Reader Battery Die
E-readers are a boon to the lazy bookworm. Not only can you read multiple books without having to get up and go to the bookshelf, but you can even buy new ones online, right from the screen! However, having the battery die is incredibly frustrating, so keep the charger nearby, and attach it to the nearest flat surface with a bulldog clip. Voila! You don’t have to go looking for it, or even lean down and grab it from the floor to plug the ereader back in.
Make Your Own Snuggie
If you want to get really cosy (which might not be the case during one of the hottest months of the year…), a snuggie is the perfect lazy-person way to feel like a human burrito. Of course, if you don’t already own a snuggie, that’s not a problem! As long as you have a fleecy blanket and a sewing machine, you can make your own. Too lazy to sew? There’s always iron-on hemming tape, although that might mean leaving the house. Or, of course, you can just turn a fluffy bathrobe backwards, settle in, and maybe use the hood as storage for snacks or a hands free way to cuddle a cat…
A DIY PageHolder
Too lazy to even hold the pages of your book open? Reading a particularly heavy book and it’s hurting your arms? Grab a wire coathanger and a pair of pliers and make your own page holder. Now you don’t have to even think about holding the book open, and you can use your hands for much less taxing tasks, like eating cookies or sipping wine. Or both! You do have two free hands now.
Get Lazy In The Bath
Reading in a nice hot bubble bath is an iconically lazy way to do it, but it’s not always as comfortable (or lazy) as you expect. Thankfully, there are ways around that for the lazy bookworm, as long as you have a couple things around the house. Grab a pool noodle and cut off a length for a quick and easy neck pillow, or (if you are a little less lazy than that) use some big sponges, an old towel and a sewing machine or iron-on hemming tape. Once your neck is supported, support your drink and your book with a quick bathtub caddy. This does mean a trip to the store, unless you happen to have a shelf the right width, but it’s such an easy project that you could turn a shelf into a bathtub caddy in the morning, and laze around all afternoon.
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