While lockdown restrictions may be easing up in certain parts of the world, most people still seem to be spending a lot of their time at home. While many can work from home during the week, weekends can feel extra long when you have nothing to do. Weekends used to be for going out and seeing people, and now that that’s no longer a possibility, people are seeking ways to keep themselves entertained at home. But there are only so many shows you can watch on Netflix before you get bored.
That’s why we’ve compiled this handy list of at-home projects that will keep you busy and make you feel productive. The best part is that they can all be done from the comfort of your own home.
If you’re looking for a project that is going to challenge you and teach you a lot of valuable skills, car restoration is a great option. While this does require a fair bit of money, it may be less than you think. After all, the entire point is to buy a car for relatively cheap and then restore it to its former value. This is a long-term project, and if you enjoy it, you can continue doing it and improving your skills. Just be sure that you get the right parts for the car you’re working on; so if you’re working on a Tri-Five Chevy, you should get parts for that particular model.
Let’s face it, there’s always something about our homes that we think can be improved. Sometimes, it’s a really big job, such as structural changes or changing the flooring, but often it’s a bunch of small things – a leaky pipe, a cracked window, a creaky stair – and we just never make the time to fix them. So, what better time than now, when you have all this extra time at home? You can even tackle more challenging projects such as repainting the house. If you need more inspiration as to why you should consider renovating your home, click here.
Fix your garden
There are two kinds of people; those who are gardening fanatics, and those who could not be bothered. The second kind of person usually claims that they don’t have the time to get their garden in a decent state. If you are part of this group, then you can’t use that excuse if you’re bored. Yes, this may be a tough job, but it will only be tough the first time. Once you’ve got your garden cleaned up, you can just maintain it by doing a few tasks each month.
Make a toolshed
Every house could do with a toolshed or some other type of storage unit. There are some things that we want to be able to easily access, but we don’t necessarily want inside our homes, so having an outdoor storage space for these items is a great idea. You can use your garage, buy a wooden hut, or build one from scratch if that sounds like an inviting challenge. If you already have a toolshed of sorts, we’re sure that, despite your best efforts, it’s a bit disorganized. So, it can be a good idea to sort through it. It may also be a good idea to build some utility shelves or invest in crates so that everything can be stored away properly.
Did you know that it’s estimated that most people only need 5% of what they own? That means that 95% of what you own isn’t strictly necessary. Don’t panic – we’re not telling you to get rid of the majority of your belongings, but we’re sure that there are at least a few things you don’t need or use. While this isn’t a fun task, it has to be done, and you’ll feel very proud after taking this step. Start in one room and divide things into the following piles: keep, maybe keep, donate, and throw away. It can be hard to decide what’s worth keeping, so this article may be helpful.
Learn to cook
If you’re looking for a skill that will be handy even you’re not bored, cooking is the way to go. The pandemic has pushed many people to try their hand at things that are out of their comfort zone, and cooking is one that many people have fallen in love with. Aside from being a fun project and hobby, learning to cook is a valuable skill that anyone can benefit from.