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Anybody else love being at home with nothing to do for a day or two? I sure do, but anything beyond that and I start going stir crazy. I’ve been stuck at home for a whole eight days and will be home for the indefinite future as Alabama schools were closed for the remainder of the school year. At least my husband, a teacher, will be stuck at home right here with me and I won’t be lonely.
If you’re scratching your head thinking what you should do when you’re stuck at home trying to prevent the boredom from setting in, I’ve got ya covered!
1. Take Advantage Of Your Amazon Prime Membership’s Included Prime Reading
One of my favorite perks of my Amazon Prime membership is the Prime Reading! There are so many kindle books to choose from, all for FREE! Some even have free Audible narration included. Here are a few of my faves.
I’m still reading this gem of a book, but so far, it’s a refreshing and awesome read! I’m not normally a big self help kinda reader, but this one is a game changer! Rachel Hollis’s writing style is awesome.
I didn’t read any of the Harry Potter books until I was in 10th grade, but they are so good that I read all seven of them in under a week! I will definitely be rereading them with all this free time I’ve got now.
As far as romance novels go, I’m normally more into historical fiction romance (history nerd over here y’all! Who’s with me?!), but this book was so good I couldn’t put it down! More like, stop reading on the kindle app, I should say.
2. Give Your House A Deep, Deep, DEEP Clean
With everything on the news lately, it’s definitely understandable to be concerned about the health of you and your family. Ensure the optimum health by giving your house a real good scrubbin’!
- Strip all the beds
- Wash the curtains
- Replace air filters
- Wipe down every surface
- Spray all the toys and things that get touched all the time like remotes with lysol.
- If you’re like me and you hate to sweep, mop, and vacuum; you NEED a 2-in-1 mop/vacuum combo.
3. Do Some Yardwork
You’re gonna need an escape from the house after being cooped up in the house for so long! And since you can’t exactly escape to the store or the movie theater, why not go outside and do some yard work?
- Plant a garden with your family. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and sunshine without having to worry about social distancing or germs.
- Freshen up your yard by trimming branches or bushes. It’ll make your house and yard look a lot better.
4. Get Your Workout On
Take advantage of all this free time and get your workout on! Whoever said you need the gym to get a good workout was sorely mistaken. I have been doing the Chloe Ting 8 Week Summer Shredding Challenge videos…. okay I did half of one but she doesn’t just kick your ass with her workouts, she kills it!
- Find some workout videos on YouTube! They’re free and there’s tons to choose from. I like Chloe Ting and Yoga with Adrienne.
- Go for a walk around the neighborhood. It’s good exercise and a good way to get some fresh air.
- You can fill water bottles with rice and use them as weights if you don’t have any at the house.
5. Repurpose Old Items Laying Around The House
If you’ve got old furniture or rooms in need of refreshing, now is the perfect time to give them a makeover!
- Rearrange your home office, or living room, or even bedroom. Something as simple as rearranging the furniture can make a big difference! While rearranging furniture, be sure to sweep and mom and vacuum where it used to be.
- Slap on a fresh coat of paint to instantly transform old furniture or a room.
- For the really crafty peeps out there, turn an old dresser into a desk or find another use for a piece of furniture.