The world has suddenly changed due to the Coronavirus crisis. Over 100 million people across the globe have been forced into some sort of quarantine as medical and public officials battle the COVID-19 outbreak that has already claimed more than 10,000 lives. This means no more commutes, walking freely in the park, dropping by your family’s and friend’s house or night outs. Being confined indoors is tough, but during unsettling times like this, we don’t have an option. However, staying indoors doesn't have to be a bad thing. Take this opportunity to reconnect with loved ones, learn how to prepare new exciting meals, fix that kitchen that you’ve been postponing like forever, and so on. Here are a few tips to organize your home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Organize Your Wardrobe and Bedroom
When was the last time you sorted your clothes and organized your wardrobe? Most likely, your wardrobe is filled with clothes that you rarely wear. Use this free time to sort out your clothes and shoes, and separate what you wear from what you don’t. Do good by donating what you no longer require to a needy home. The same goes for your bedroom. Make a do-over and play around with different bedroom settings. If you have a TV in your bedroom, move it to the living room or store it away and let the bedroom be a room for pure relaxation (away from the sad and scary news of deaths).
Set Up a Home Office
Are you working from home? Find the perfect spot and set up your desk where you can work uninterrupted. Most companies have now shifted their focus to remote work and asked their employees to work from home. While you can literally work from anywhere in your home studies show that it's easier to stay focused if you set aside a ‘home office’ where you can focus on projects and tasks. Leave the couch to relaxing and reading your favorite novel or watching ‘Bombshell’ or any of your favorite movies. What's more, if you have kids, you might not stay as focused as you’d like if you're sharing the same couch. People have different preferences and while some might like working from the bedroom, others might find it relaxing to work from the living room or patio. Whatever your choice, having a designated work area might boost productivity
Rearrange the Living Room
Usually, our lives are entangled on the daily work routine that we barely have time for anything else. Has your home been the same way since the day you moved in? This might be a good time to re-organize your living room. The furniture may look better in a different position as well as your appliances like the TV. Keep your promise and paint those walls, build that house tree or help your son fix that bike. Most of us get used to how things look that it sometimes feels like there’s nothing that can be changed. However, you’ll be surprised at how transformed your house can be if you just moved your furniture around and tried out different designs. The best part? It’s a valuable time to spend with your family and share ideas.
Try Out New Recipes
Eating healthy is a great way to not only boost your immunity but also lift your spirits up. Now that you're always home for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, why not get your mom and grandma on Skype and ask them to give you one of their favorite recipes to try? There’s nothing exciting like the joy of cooking together with your kids and spouse. Organize exciting recipes and enjoy homemade bread, salads, pizza and many more. Homemade food is always satisfying and allows you to collaborate and bond more.
Embrace New Hobbies
It should not come as a surprise that you don’t remember the last time you enjoyed your hobby. But now that you have all the time in the world, it's time to relive your hobbies and embrace new ones. What's that one thing you’ve always wanted to do? Is it woodwork, crocheting, cooking, beading, or gardening? Maybe try your hands at baking? Engaging in hobbies that you really like doing is an active pastime. It also makes for great family time.
Workout More Often
Most people are going to come out of quarantine with extra weight, especially those who were used to getting up early in the morning to go to work. Now that you don’t have anywhere to go, it's easy to put on some weight since the routine is eat - sleep - repeat. However, there are many fitness apps that you can download to help you stay fit within the confines of your home. Most apps also give you the chance to interact online with the community for support and encouragement. Keeping fit is sure to keep your spirits high and positive – and it's definitely a great thing to add to your daily routine.
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