With most of the world staying at home,busy schedules have slowed down and many of us have a lot more time on our hands than what we’re used to. Whether you’re at home with your kids, alone or self-isolating with a significant other, we’ve rounded up some great tips so you can make the best out of your quarantine.

Begin your spring cleaning

With all of this extra time at home, get a head start on spring cleaning. Begin by transitioning out your winter wardrobe, decluttering your kitchen cupboards or clearing the lawn or backyard of any debris collected over the winter. This will prepare your home for warmer weather and minimize your maintenance in the coming months.

Try a new recipe

For many of us, dinner prep is often cut short due to work commutes, extracurricular activities and busy schedules. Use this time to try new recipes and make comfort food, whether it’s a savoury dish for dinner, health-conscious alternatives or more importantly, your favourite sweets and baked goods.

Start a home improvement project

With everyone at home, you have the time and hands to give your home improvement projects your full attention. Have a look around the house and see what needs to be done – redecorate a spare bedroom, paint a bathroom or hang up any shelving or artwork that’s been lingering.

Bring back family game night

Level up the fun in your household with activities that involve the entire family. Bring out your favourite board games, have an arts and crafts night or start a big puzzle. It’s a great way to pass the time and allows everyone to get involved, even the little ones.

Sign up for an online course

Stimulate your mind by learning something new and sign up for an online course. Pick up a new language or expand your knowledge on a particular subject using free online platforms like Coursera or edX. It’s a great way to stay productive, earn an accreditation and use this quarantine to your advantage.

Go on a virtual vacation

With travel on pause, many of us have had to postpone upcoming vacations. Luckily, with the help of Travel and Leisure, you can explore world-famous museums, attend opera shows and relax with tropical ocean views, all at the click of a button.

Bring movement into your day

Being stuck in the house all day can leave us feeling sluggish and not moving as much as we used to. Make a conscious effort to bring physical exercise into your day, whether it’s a virtual workout class or taking a long walk in your neighbourhood (with all necessary precautions taken into consideration). There are tonnes of free virtual workouts available including the Peloton app or join an Instagram Live class with Barry’s.

Stay safe at home everyone!