Sick of cleaning and organizing but want to do something productive? Here are some things you can try to help keep you entertained all in the comfort of your own home with supplies you might already have.
1) Re-arrange your furniture (if you haven’t yet)
And not just the big stuff. Move your art around to different rooms to give each room a new feel. Switch the lamps around in your home. Try a whole new closet layout. Go crazy. Worst-case scenario, you hate how it looks and if that happens you can always put things back.
2) Update planters/small furniture/old décor
Have some old paint kicking around? Paint a planter or a decoration you don’t use anymore to give it new life. If you don’t have house paint but have an abundance of nail polish, try that for smaller items. The best part is, whatever old paint you have laying around will already be in colours you like.
3) Propagate your plants
a. Are you a plant-parent? Try your hand at creating more plants without going to the store. Check out this great tutorial here or google how to’s for the exact plant you have.
4) Start planning your next reno
a. Admit it, you are stuck in your house and have a mental list of everything you want to change… well, write it down and make a plan. Check out our advice on how to start your next reno here: 10 Tips For Your Next Home Reno
5) Start the craft project you’ve been putting off
a. Admit it, you have everything you need to start this project just sitting in your closet collecting dust… roll up your sleeves and dive in! You’ll feel better after you start.
6) Finish that project that you started last year
If you are like me, you have a project that’s been sitting half complete in your house for at least a year… why not finish it. Once you finish a task, you’ll feel so much better and you’ll have time to do a little photo shoot to share with your friends. You never know, you might inspire them to finish their projects too.
7) Hang your art
a. That’s right, those pictures you have sitting next to empty frames…. Hang ‘em up! Give yourself some new scenery to look at. No art to hang? Make your own!
8) Do some yard work
Depending on the weather where you are and the type of building you live in, get outside and get your hands dirty.
9) Try your old hobbies again
a. You know that old instrument you have, pull it out and see if you still know how to play it. Diving back into your old hobbies can be a great way to reminisce about your past and get your mind off the world’s current situation for a bit.
10) Call your friends/neighbours/co-workers/family
a. Seriously, if you are alone or stuck with the same few people for a while, getting some socializing in can do wonders for your mental health. If you don’t like just having conversations, there are tonnes of great online games for all ages that you can play together. Here is a short list to give you some ideas.
a. It is ok to just sit down and relax. You don’t have to be productive every minute of the day, in fact, you shouldn’t try to be! Watch Netflix, read a book, stare out the window, have a nap, do something just because you WANT to do it, not because you should.
What Do You Do?
What do you do to entertain yourself while we are staying home to save lives? If you have great ideas, leave a comment or send us a message so we can share it with everyone!
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