With the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the United States, people around the country have been strongly encouraged to continue to self-quarantine as states have paused their reopenings and enforced stricter stay-at-home orders. With most people unable to resume their daily lives, many have been stuck at home, needing to develop new hobbies or activities to keep off the boredom.
One interesting “hobby” people have taken on is self-improving their home through cleaning or tidying up around the house. These improvements can come in the form of refining the aesthetics of a home; such as repotting any houseplants, decluttering rooms, and creating a more organized kitchen and living space. Other home upgrades can include assembling utilities that have been stored away in the back of one’s closet for months, or redecorating an outdoor deck.
Usually, when it comes to tidying up around the home, many find a lack of time as an excuse to not make lasting improvements to the inside of their residence. Others find cleaning boring and tiring to do when there are other, more entertaining activities that they can usually partake in. However, in the time of quarantine, with people finding a surplus of time and nothing interesting to regularly do, deciding to become involved in cleaning is certainly more possible and worthwhile. Tidying and completing home improvements can give a sense of accomplishment and pride, and also offer health benefits such as a less stressed mind and a better working environment. Refreshing and clearing the mind by cleaning and upgrading the overall look of one’s home is especially important during this time of quarantine and isolation, as some may face extra stress and anxiety as they must continue to adapt to this pandemic.
As the number of coronavirus cases in America increase to record numbers throughout the month of July, people will be expected to quarantine and may experience more levels of boredom in the summer months. Anyone who wishes to combat their boredom and take part in an activity that will prove to be worthwhile and beneficial in their quarantine life may want to become involved in the act of home improvement.