With the whole nation on lockdown, many people are wondering how they are going to keep themselves busy indoors for the foreseeable future. If you must stay inside for long periods of time, you might as well use the time constructively. What better time to focus on home improvements? Not only will you fill your time constructively, stay active and get on top of your to-do list but you will also create a much nicer environment for your stint in quarantine. Continue reading for Quarantine home improvement ideas.
Quarantine Home Improvement Idea 1:
There has never been a more important time to keep your home clean. If you’re stuck indoors for long periods, deep cleaning will not only protect you and your family from the spread of germs, but it will also help to keep you active.
To prevent viruses and bacteria spreading, regularly clean areas that are frequently touched including doorknobs, handrails, work surfaces, tabletops, taps and bathroom fixtures. Make sure you are using disposable gloves when cleaning and use disinfectants which are known to kill most germs.
Quarantine Home Improvement Idea 2:
Decluttering is a great way to prevent you feeling claustrophobic whilst stuck indoors for long periods. Sorting through your things, room by room, will keep you busy and free up space in your home. Go through all your cupboards, wardrobes and storage areas and throw out anything which you no longer use or want.
This is a great activity to involve the children in to keep them active and occupied during long stints inside. It can be a valuable learning experience in recycling if you give away items you don’t need, whether to charity shops or people in need.
Quarantine Home Improvement Idea 3:
Repurpose Your Rooms
There’s no reason why you can’t use your home for the activities you would normally go elsewhere to do. You can rearrange the space you have to accommodate home working, your fitness regime or play areas for the kids.
If you don’t have spare rooms to dedicate for these things, why not consider creating a broken-plan style space by separating larger rooms into distinct areas. You could, for example, cordon off a part of your living room to be used as a home gym or create an office space in your bedroom. There are loads of ideas online, your imagination is your limit.
Quarantine Home Improvement Idea 4:
Most of us have jobs we have been putting off for ages, but with all this spare time there’s no longer an excuse. For the time being, it is still possible to purchase DIY supplies in-store and online so why not grab what you need and start working through your to-do list?
You’ll be amazed how much better you feel keeping busy and enjoying the finished results of a brighter, fresher environment to isolate in. If you’re not sure where to start, have a look at inspiration on sites like Pinterest and check out tutorials on YouTube. You might even learn some new skills!
Quarantine Home Improvement Idea 5:
Plan & Carry Out Major Renovation Projects
For those who have grander aspirations, it’s a great time to make a start on those bigger home improvement projects. You may not have this much time again to work on those grand plans and oversee larger renovation works. Whether it’s a loft conversion, home extension project, restructuring or installing a garden room, now is a great time to put your dreams into action as well as some quarantine home improvement.
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