To lower the speed of COVID-19 transmission, multiple cities asked their citizens to stay at home for their work. They also asked schools to do the same until the time it is safe to go out again. One of the great things about being productive after working or attending classes from home is that people can now have the time and luxury to do activities that they wanted to do before but did not have the time to do so. So, we listed these productive things to do during the coronavirus pandemic.
Some of these tasks are more enjoyable than others. But doing these at your own pace and time in the comfort of your own home, wherein you can enjoy doing work or school activities. This is while doing something to ward off boredom makes one more productive, motivated, and satisfied.
Listing here 10 productive things you can try to do inside the house during the Coronavirus pandemic to be more productive:
Clean Out Your Closets
You have the liberty of whichever closet you want to start cleaning out. You can either declutter it or just clean it physically. Kitchen closets are a good start to cleaning out. Check the expiration dates of the foods you have then use up the ones that are close to expiring. You can also get rid of the old condiments, herbs, and spices, and other food products that you think are not safe to eat up anymore. To physically clean your cabinets, you can start off by wiping the insides of the cabinets clean making them squeaky clean and good as new. Then, you can start putting aside the dishes, pans, or other kitchen equipment that you don’t see yourself using anymore in the future next. Let others use it and donate it when we’re free to go out again after the pandemic.
Then move on to other closets and storage pantries in your home. While you are clearing out unused stuff in your house start assembling your own emergency kit with this equipment that you will probably find while cleaning out. Things like flashlights, batteries, water, first-aid items, and non-perishable food products. You are both organized and one step closer to emergency preparedness.
Organize Your Digital Photos – another way to be productive during this coronavirus pandemic
If you have thousands of photos on your phone, tablet, or other devices, go through all your photos there. You should start deleting the photos you don’t want to see anymore. And, organize the other ones by date or by occasion. This would be a great time to start your vacation album if you have been meaning to make one.
Conduct a Safety Check
You have to always check smoke detectors and have the batteries replaced two times a year during daylight savings time. Now is the best time to do a safety check. A safety check would also include checking your place’s plumbing, the pipes on your bathroom and kitchen sink, wires, and cords of appliances. And, being on the lookout for leaks or run-down components. Also, make a list of the repairs and upgrades that you need to do. This is based on what you have observed while conducting this safety check.
Take an Online Class
Multiple companies and websites are now offering free access to some if not all of their programs and courses. This is a great time to take advantage of these classes. And, make it a challenge for yourself to finish any online class. Be it an academic subject, an additional work skill, a hobby to cure cabin fever while at home, certification programs, and many more! You can choose if you want to start with just a one-time class. Or, finish one that lasts for a whole semester.
The virus can live off different surfaces and paper is not an exception. It would be best to lessen its use of it. It will be like killing two birds with one stone, keeping viruses away, and conserving trees. One use of paper to cut off is utility bills. Go online and request your provider to send you paperless bills or statements. Also having less paper mail means having less of something to make a mess of. If an account allows, you can opt for autopay while requesting a digital bill. Forgetting to pay the actual bill and having to pay a fine for paying late could be avoided. If you are online and checking your mail while requesting a digital bill, you can also declutter your mail. And, unsubscribe from email lists you don’t want to be included in anymore.
Prepare for the Future Ahead of this Coronavirus Pandemic – Another reason to be Productive
In preparation for the future, having a will, an advanced medical directive, or a signed power of attorney could be considered your safety net. And while you are at home, this is something that you could spend some time working on because lawyers can actually do business over the phone. Or, have a video call scheduled to set you up. Checking up on the beneficiaries listed on your investments and insurance is also something you could do during this time. Assuming that this won’t be something that you would use yet for a long time. Also, having it tucked and prepared is nice then you won’t have to think about it again. Unless you would want something in it to be changed.
Work on Your Lawn or Garden – Another thing to be Productive in this Coronavirus Pandemic
With the coronavirus lingering, having to distance oneself from others for at least one meter is recommended – if not required. But this does not mean that you are supposed to be cooped up inside your house. Given the weather, you can do some lawn work and grass weeding. Maintain your lawn or garden by trimming the bushes and preparing a box for your plants and blooming flowers. You can also actually add plants to your garden; go plant some seeds and watch them grow through time.
Take Up a Hobby
You might have a sewing machine that you have been itching to try. But, did not have the time to do so. Make use of the time that you have now and watch a video to learn how to quilt. And also get started with it. Or, get the nearest recipe book you can find. So, you can try out a new dish!
If you are not into these things, open up your cabinets and look for your art supplies to paint some watercolor sunsets. You can do many things with all the time in your hands while you are inside the house; study movie editing with what software you have, start reading the book you have been putting off, take an online class for your well-being such as yoga classes or meditation classes, unleash your inner bartender and craft some new drinks you can think of, decorate your own cake! The sky’s the limit, try out anything you find interesting.
With everything going digital during this pandemic lockdown, even if you can’t go visit museums you can actually have a virtual tour inside it! Many institutions are making advancements in technology wherein you can watch a live stream of a concert or an opera that you want, and listen to e-books or podcasts. Companies have also invested and innovated different technologies so that they can still serve people in the comfort of their homes; there are so many ways to enjoy the outside without actually going out thanks to the technology that we have right now.
Complete a Home Inventory
Documenting the assets you have inside the house or having a complete home inventory would be a great help in the event of a robbery, flood, fire, or any other disaster that could take some things out of your house. A modern way of keeping a home inventory would include photos and videos of your house and the things inside it.
After compiling these photos and videos, upload them on a cloud-based storage program so you can access them whenever and wherever you want as long as there is an internet connection. After that, check up on your insurance coverage and make sure that it is enough to cover your assets, and also take note of the upgrades that you have done on your home. It would also be nice to review or look into specific insurance policies that could cover your valuable items such as jewelry, electronics, musical instruments, or art.
We hope you can be productive during this coronavirus pandemic. This pandemic has made a drastic change in the way we live and in the world, Advantage Insurance Solutions can get you the protection your family needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out here at Team AIS in Denver, CO if there is anything we can do to help you right now!
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