Remember those home projects you’ve been neglecting on purpose for goodness knows how long? Now that you’ve hunkered down, thanks to the novel coronavirus outbreak, you can finally tick those long-avoided items off your to-do list.
And since many of us can’t flock to the stores to buy additional tools, we’ve prepared a list of tasks you can accomplish using only the things you already have at home. Make your quarantine time productive by kicking off any of the following activities:
Channel Your Inner Marie Kondo
It’s never too late to jump on the KonMari bandwagon. If you’ve always wanted to declutter your home but don’t know where to start, Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo has some words of advice for you: Keep only the things that spark joy.
Begin with your closet, move on to books and miscellaneous items, and then wrap up with things that hold sentimental value. This is a great warmup activity that will motivate you to tidy up other parts of your house and move on to the next activities.
Get Your Hands Dirty
Take a look around your home, then ask yourself this question: When was the last time you gave your space a thorough cleaning? Give your trusted cleaners a break and get your hands dirty this time. It’s not only an excellent way to pass the time, but it will also give your body much-needed exercise. You’ll save money, too!
Give Your Home a Makeover
With the world suffering from a pandemic, things can get depressing. Giving your home a makeover is a wonderful mood-booster. It doesn’t even have to be complicated. You can upgrade your space by simply reorganizing the furniture. Are the books on your shelves starting to gather dust? Rearrange your books by category, title, author name, or cover color—your call.
If you’re up for some DIY projects, pick up the toolbox, and create cool lighting fixtures out of mason jars or make pretty planters using leftover woods. Not satisfied with your space? You can always call your friendly neighborhood kitchen remodeling experts in Fort Wayne once this nightmare is over.
Bring Out the Artist in You
When ordered to stay at home and practice isolation, you can either sulk in your room or use your time to practice your craft. Bring out your art tools and get your creative juices flowing. Get inspiration from your favorite artists, YouTubers, and influencers. People are making stained glass doors using tape and washable markers, miniature houses, home bars, and more.
Start Growing Plants or Trees
Have you ever considered growing your food to prepare for a zombie apocalypse? Kidding aside, building your garden or greenhouse is a good project idea. This way, you won’t have to run to the groceries in case another pandemic calls for a lockdown in your area.
With these activities, staying home will never be boring again. Pass the time productively while learning new skills and bonding with your family. If you have more ideas, let us know in the comments below!