5 Useful Things to Do While Staying Safe At Home During Quarantine

You’ve probably done some mundane things since the quarantine began (probably making a post-quarantine destination hitlist). And for many of us, we’re lucky enough to be able to stay at home and enjoy spending time with family, something we rarely get the chance to do because life gets busy when we work. For the first time in a long time, we suddenly have more time focused at home and ourselves because the hustle and bustle of everyday life has minimized.  

The quarantine period is not going to last long (hopefully). It will eventually end, and before it does, how about do a little housekeeping for yourself? If you have run out of ideas, here are five useful things to do that you’ve probably been procrastinating on: 

  • Get rid of duplicate things in your home 

How many pairs of sneakers do you need? Do you need those skinny jeans in every color? The idea here is to rid yourself of things that will only create clutter. If you’ve wanted to reduce clutter in your home, this is the time. It doesn’t have to be a massive operation- you can start one room at a time, or one cabinet at a time. Whatever the case, decluttering by removing duplicates is one step to a spacious home.  

  1. Minimize your paper trail 

We live in interesting times. The importance of going digital, to have digital copies, and to be able to access information has never been greater than since the start of the quarantine. Take some time to minimize your paper trail by backing up your documents, on a cloud drive, or on labeled DVDs. If you’re looking for a reliable DVD burning software, click here.  

  1. Rethink your sense of style 

Maybe this is a good time to rethink your style? How about something classic and simple? Or loud and robust? Who are your style icons, and what items of clothing do you have that mirrors what your style icon has? This is a good time to open your closet or wardrobe and rethink a different fashion route post-quarantine. It is refreshing, and since you have the time, why not reinvent yourself. 

  • Financial Planning 

While the prospect of job security is something we’re all concerned about, financial planning is another useful thing to do while in quarantine. Look at your accounts, check your receipts, count your debts, and restructure how you spend. Create an excel sheet and do the math to restructure your expenditures, it will save you the stress once the quarantine is lifted and things progressively get back to normal. 

  • Finding your passion  

Some of you already know your passions, whereas some of us are still out there looking. Many of us probably didn’t give too much thought into finding our passions because of all the mental clutter around us, with work, schedules, deadlines, etc. The quarantine period is a good time to kindle your thoughts about what excites you the most. Or at the very least, what you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t gotten the time. What is your passion? Baking? Sewing? Video production? Music mixing? Fitness? Now’s the time to find out just how you can turn your passion into a flourishing career!

Blake Cohen

Blake is a business journalist with a wealth of experience covering the world of finance, economics and technology. With over a decade of experience reporting on the latest trends in the corporate world, Blake has a reputation for being a knowledgeable, analytical and forward-thinking journalist. He has a keen eye for spotting emerging technologies and trends in the business world, and is able to explain their impact on the economy and society in a clear and compelling way.