The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to stay at home for indefinite periods of time in order to protect their health. Though quarantine is extremely necessary, it can become extremely boring and cause feelings of anxiousness as nobody can get out of the house or live their normal everyday lives. Since quarantine is here to last for at least a little while, it’s important to make sure that you keep yourself busy so you can avoid feelings of anxiousness and stress while stuck at home.
After watching hours of TV, reading various books, and doing countless puzzles, you may not know what to do next in order to occupy yourself while in quarantine- what about some spring cleaning?!
Take Advantage of Quarantine
Spring cleaning is something that most adults put off or may never do as it is a tedious, time consuming, and boring task; however it is necessary. With that being said, quarantine is the perfect time to finally get around to spring cleaning and get your home in tip-top shape. Here are some ways that you can take advantage of quarantine and begin spring cleaning.
Clean Out Your Closets and Garage
Closets are one of the places in your home that are probably filled with things that you don’t need. Oftentimes, people will throw things that don’t have a place in their home into a closet, and overtime, that closet will become cluttered and disorganized. Does this sound familiar? Now is the perfect time to finally go through those closets and get rid of things you don’t need or don’t want. Whether it is your bedroom closet or your hallway closet, quarantine is the perfect time to clean it out.
Garages are similar to closets, they often are filled with things that people don’t know where else to put. Use this time at home to purge your garage and make it an organized and clean space for your things.
Rearrange Your Space and Clean While You Do It
Rearranging your home is something that takes time but also leaves your home looking organized and fresh, while also providing you with feelings of ease. Quarantine is a great time to rearrange your home, as it is a task that takes a good amount of time. Whether you are rearranging one room, or your entire home, rearranging your space will give you something to do and will leave you feeling accomplished during the quarantine.
As you rearrange your space, clean your home as well. Polish the furniture you’re moving, dust under the couch after you have moved it, touch up the paint on the baseboards to make it look clean, do all that you can to get the most out of your newly arranged space.
Tidy Up Your Kitchen
Clean out your kitchen cabinets, pantry, and drawers while you are stuck at home in quarantine. Try to get rid of food, kitchen appliances, and utensils that you no longer need or are old. It’s common for homeowners to have boxes of food in the cabinet that expired months ago, but were never thrown out; instead, they have been pushed to the back of the cabinet, creating clutter. Dedicate a day to going through your kitchen and getting rid of the unnecessary.
Tidying up your kitchen is something that you or the whole family can do as it is easy doesn’t require any physical labor. A specialist that deals with in-home care for seniors pointed out that cleaning out the kitchen is a DIY task that people who live with elderly relatives should do together. Seniors are especially having a hard time being stuck at home as there is very little that they can do around the house; however, asking seniors for assistance while cleaning out the kitchen is something that will occupy them as well as make them feel like they are contributing to your spring cleaning efforts.
Use the Quarantine to Create a Better, Cleaner Home
Practicing social distancing and being forced to stay at home is not ideal for anyone, in fact, for some people it is extremely stressful. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic proves to be sticking around for the spring and summer months, it’s important that you make the most out of your quarantine. Spring cleaning is a great way to spend your quarantine, as it will benefit the appearance of your home and will leave you feeling like you did something great while stuck at home.
About the Author
Kelsey Simpson enjoys writing about things that can help others. She lives in South Jersey and is the proud companion to two German Shepherds and spends her free time volunteering in dog shelters.