While coronavirus might have stopped us going out to see friends or traveling, it is giving us time to get on with the things we keep putting off. There’s always a job or two to do around the house, so now that you have the time, it’s a great excuse to finally tackle your to-do list.
Need some inspiration for some home-related tasks to do during coronavirus? Here are some ideas to get you started.
1. Make your home greener
A green home is not only better for the environment, but it will help you save money too. There are plenty of ways to make your home more energy-efficient, including changing your light bulbs and ensuring there’s better insulation in your home. With the right measures, you could bring your energy use right down to make your home a much more sustainable place to live.
2. Create your perfect outdoor living space
While vacations are off the cards, for now, there’s no reason why you can’t have a staycation in your own backyard. Using some budget backyard transformation ideas, you could add some lighting, stylish planters and stylish chill-out furniture ready to make the most of the good weather and enjoy summer in your home.
3. Take care of the important things
As well as the fun jobs to do around your home, now is also a good time to take care of some of the important tasks that need doing around your home. From getting your insurance covered to carrying out basic maintenance, you need to make sure your home is protected. This uncertain time highlights the importance of getting your affairs in order, so make sure you get your legal affairs sorted. Having a lawyer on board to tackle wills or a generous settlement offer in the case of an accident can give you peace of mind should something happen. It will also make sure your family is properly protected.
4. Get painting!
Painting is a simple and fun task you can do while isolating to help transform your home. You only need a handful of materials, and some paints, of course. There are some great paint trends to look out for, including paneling and warm earthy tones. Giving your home a mini-makeover through painting is an easy and affordable task, and could really brighten your home while you’re stuck inside! Just make sure you cover the furniture – you don’t want to end up with paint everywhere!
If the thought of being at home for weeks on end fills you with dread, try to turn it around into a more positive thing. Write a list of all the things you want to achieve at this time – and start making your way through them. By the time things go back to normal, you’ll have completed a lot of work around your home, freeing up your time to enjoy other things!