I won’t downplay the seriousness of Coronavirus COVID-19 that is impacting lives with the growing anxiety over the spread of the virus and the constant changing news around the globe. However, now that a lot of us are social distancing–aka stay at home, work at home, play at home, do everything at home; have discovered that being in isolation can be stressful — and also boring.
But home quarantine doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. There are so many things to do when you’re stuck at home, other than just laying in bed, sitting on the couch and eating around the clock. Whether you use this time to clean and de-clutter those cupboards that you’ve put off organizing for months, or use the opportunity to finally freshen up your decor you’ll find that there’s plenty things to do at home.
So If you find yourself confined, I have listed for you 15 things to do that will definitely keep you busy and occupied for a while.
1- De-clutter your cabinets
Unleash your inner sleeping Marie Kondo! Sort, clear and disinfect, in that order. From Kitchen cabinets to every single closet you have in the house: Empty and edit! Throw out things you never use, organize that ‘everything’ drawer and get rid of any random bits and pieces. Now is not the time to hang onto things that don’t spark joy.
2- Experiment with your furniture arrangement
The time has come for you to rearrange FOR YOU LIFE! (writing it in a RuPaul tone)
With so much time on your hands, why not shake things up inside since you are spending a lot of time inside, after all, so why not make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible?
Try out new furniture combinations and move around art and objects to create a fresh new space that’s totally free of charge.
3- Unleash your inner artist
Once you’ve finished enough organizing and home arrangements why not consider getting a little arty? Play around with painting or drawing to paint a work of art to hang on your wall… you never know, your home stay might be the time to discover the Picasso hidden insider of you!
4- Classify your bookcase
Not something you’d have time to do otherwise, the quarantine period is a wonderful time to get that bookshelf in order. Bookshelves do double duty as storage space for books and display space for accessories. Rearrange your bookshelves so they are both fully functional and pleasing to the eye.
5- Repot a house plant
Missing that outdoor nature walk? Use the time being locked inside to let some greenery grow in your indoors in some cool pots.
6- Design a gallery wall
What better time than when you’re bored to finally fashion a fabulous gallery wall for your living room? It could be drawings, colors and what I like the most photo gallery that can be a very creative way to cover a bare wall. Experiment with shapes, sizes and frame designs and put anything from old family photos to children’s drawings up there.
7– Refresh your kitchen
If you thought your kitchen wasn’t a good place to put art, think again. Update your kitchen by simply hanging up some art or removing your cabinet doors for open shelving.
8- Start a herb garden
Take the seeds from fruits and herbs or maybe order some seeds online and start your own herb garden.
9- Apply a Fresh Coat
Adding a new paint color to anything can change the whole look of a piece. Teacarts, side tables and plant stands can be a great place to start. Bookshelves really stand out when the back is painted. The effect is subtle, but definitely gets noticed.
10- Get artsy with decoupage
Everything old is new again… the 60s and 70s trend of decoupage can be used in surprisingly fresh and interesting ways to give new life to all sorts of items. Try cutting maps, vintage magazine pictures, old newspapers or even food paper packaging to cover some clear bottles, candle jars, aluminum cans to spice up a desk or to use as a cute herb planter in a kitchen window or even old frames you have hanging will look beautiful with this method.
11- Create a candles corner
Collect all your candles from around the room and the one hidden or forgotten in ur cabinets and put them together in a corner to create a mixed scent – so much more relaxing than a bright bulb. Candles look best when massed, particularly on a spacious surface, like a coffee table; the larger the surface, the larger the candles should be.
12- Turn a Wine Bottle into a Vase
Staying home for a while will definitely involve a lot of eating a drinking. If you’re a wine lover hold onto a few bottles of wine and repurpose them into eclectic vases or candle holders.
13- Chic Kitchen Storage
Well who said you should keep your pantry in a mess or non appealing shape. Keeping your pasta, rice, cereal, and other pantry items in stylish glass or plastic containers is sure to make you feel like you have your life together. Whether tucked away or on display, they look pretty good, too. And don’t forget to label canisters putting an end to kitchen confusion.
14- Repurpose a Ladder
All of you have some old unused ladders that we can repurpose as some new items. That way your home will get new elegant look with vintage tones.
15- A rug in the bathroom… why not?
Why use a boring old bathmat when you can have a gorgeous rug in your bathroom instead? An eye-catching accent rug will elevate your bathroom decor in no time.