Extended community lockdown got you down? Take this in a positive stride. Now that you’ve found a bit of time in your hands, best do those long overdue quarantine home projects. Whether you live in a house, apartment, or condominium, there will always be small to-do’s that you’ve shrugged off over the years to make time for life’s other priorities.
If you need ideas, here are easy-to-do quarantine home projects that don’t require complicated tools or involve heavy lifting:
Grow Your Vegetables
If you have access to planting soil, start growing your vegetables from your kitchen scraps. Lettuce, celery, cabbage, and bokchoy are some of the easiest vegetables you can grow at home. Cut off the base of these vegetables and put them in a shallow jar or bowl with just a bit of water. After 3-4 days, you will notice roots and new leaves starting to appear from the cutting. Transplant the vegetable carefully into a pot of soil. Tend to it by watering and putting it in sunlight and in just a few weeks, you get to enjoy fresh leafy vegetables. This planting technique works with leeks and various herbs as well.
Make Memory Pillow Covers
A memory pillow cover is one of the best quarantine home projects you can do. It is fun and such a great way to showcase all the shirts you’ve collected over the years like travel souvenir shirts, graphic tees, and branded logo ones. To start, turn your shirt inside out and insert your throw pillow inside. Ensure that the shirt’s design is strategically positioned to your liking. Pin the shirt all around except the bottom part. Carefully remove the pillow and begin sewing a line along the pinned edges. Cut off the excess fabric. Take some Velcro and sew it on the bottom part of the shirt to secure the pillow inside. View the step-by-step guide here. If you want a No-Sew option, check this out.
Change Your Walls
Feeling a bit cooped up? Change your view by altering the walls of your home. If you’re one of those lucky ones who have cans of wall paint in storage, use it now. Your chosen color should make you feel happy and, importantly, match with your current furniture and décor. If you don’t have paint on hand, stick fun wall stickers, photo frames, or other wall ornaments instead.
Personalize Your Home Office Space
Working from home can make an office worker feel a bit disoriented especially if you haven’t tried this kind of set-up before. Take this time to perfect your home office space to feel productive and motivated. Look for the best spot in your home that you’ll get the most peace during your working hours. Once you’ve found it, personalize your spot. Place plants, hang memo boards, decorate with picture frames, or maybe put an oil diffuser on your table to zen-ify your workspace. Don’t forget to choose chairs and tables that won’t make your crimp your neck or destroy your posture.
Enjoy your quarantine home projects. Don’t stress out on the process but instead, take this time to appreciate the comfort and safety that your home offers at this time.