This article will offer you some solid advice on how you can rearrange your space to make your home an enjoyable oasis during the pandemic. Since we are all stuck at home, here are some tips on how to help prevent stir craziness.
Tip #1 Declutter
The first step in making your home a place you want to stay for 24h at a time is to declutter. Yes, you heard me, and it’s not even spring cleaning yet! The best way to declutter is to start room by room. Organize the things you have into two piles: the things you use daily, what you rarely use, or something you use on occasion.
Next, discard the items you rarely use by donating them or putting them into storage – seriously, it’s just wasting space! After you have decluttered your space, you can make it look brand new without spending a dime simply by rearranging your furniture. Making your home look new by decluttering and rearranging the things you already have will give off fresh energy to the entire space!
Tip #2 Dedicate One Spot for You
Once you have decluttered your space, choose one room, nook, or section of your home that you can transform to be your own safe space. Then, dedicate the space to your favorite hobby if you are a musician, set up a mini coffee house spot with a faux stage! If you’re an artist, set up an easel and put up some of your work! If you’re a workout monkey, then add some dumbbells and a yoga mat! If you do not have a hobby, dedicate the space to learning a new skill you’ve always wanted to try! Having a spot in the house to just go and relax and fall into your skill will really help break up the time spent at home. It’s easy to forget to take time off for yourself, but it is very important to make time when you’re at home all day. Plus, it’s a lot easier to practice a hobby when it’s all set up in a space just for you.
Tip #3 Don’t Work Where you Sleep
If you do not have a separate room to work at from home, try to find a space in your living room or even your kitchen with natural lighting. Setting up your workstation somewhere other than your bedroom will give you a lot more motivation and energy throughout the day. It will also keep you from getting sidetracked by your bed and the easy access option of a glorious nap.
Also, it looks way more professional for zoom calls when you are sitting at a desk or table rather than your queen-sized bed. Oh, and don’t forget if you have to set up your workstation in an area of your home, be sure to remove anything work-related when your shift is over.
During the pandemic, you can’t just leave the office after you clock out. Instead, you are stuck at home all day, so it is very important to keep your work and home life separate to provide a healthy mental break from the reality of your job.
It’s easy to get tired of being stuck in the same place all day. Until things get back to normal, being at home for most of the day is going to be a reality for many people. If you work from home, give these steps a try to take control of your space during the pandemic.