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Best Tips for Things to Do While Nesting at Home

Sometimes, due to weather incidents, sickness or other uncontrollable events it's simply best to nestle in and stay at home. We know this can be hard but we've compiled some tips that can make your time at home feel like an impromptu stay-cation.😉🍹

tips for nesting at home

No Boredom Allowed

  • Start (and finish) that book you bought last month.
  • Get artsy — grab some pencils and paper and let your imagination go wild, try your hand at a watercolor painting or color a soothing picture in a grown-up coloring book.
  • Dot-to-dots aren't just for kids!
  • Sharpen your pencils and play a few rounds of Sudoku 🔢 or challenge yourself to a good ole crossword puzzle (bonus: they can be found in many newspapers and magazines).
  • Break out your board games.
  • Get crafty — make some cute vinyl designs with your Cricut or try out jewelry making. It's also never too late to learn how to knit, especially a cute blanket for your friend's new baby.
  • Bake some delicious cookies 🍪 or muffins or try out a new recipe for dinner.
  • Make s'mores over your wood-burning fireplace. 🔥
  • Attempt homemade pizza and pair it with a classic movie.
  • Turn your house into a spa — take a relaxing bath with fuzzing bath bombs 🛀, give yourself an at-home manicure and pedicure complete with a fun new color 💅 and apply a face mask. For extra relaxation, sip on your beverage of choice.
  • Find a new show on Netflix (or favorite streaming service) and binge-watch all of the seasons.
  • Revamp all of your social media profiles.
  • Find your new favorite comedian. 😂
  • Create a vision board with old magazines.
  • Try a new podcast.

tips for nesting at home

Get productive!

Take it Outdoors

tips for nesting at home

  • Paint your front door a new color.
  • Start an herb garden. 🌱
  • Plant some seasonal flowers.
  • Give your mailbox a facelift with fresh paint and numbers. 📫
  • Liven up your porch with some new decor (yeah, doorscaping is a thing).
  • Set up a picnic in your backyard.

Nest Turned Workplace

In the case of an event that keeps you from physically going into the office, it's a great option to be able to work from home. Here are five tips for when your nest becomes your workplace. 🏠

tips for working from home

  • Dedicate a "space" that you will be doing the majority of your work. This could be a desk in your office, a kitchen table or even your back patio in nice weather — basically wherever you will be the most productive.
  • Be proactive and set up your space with everything you will need to do your job (laptop, cell phone, planner, pens/pencils, etc.)
  • A perk from working at home is that it can be done in your PJ's BUT grab a cup of coffee and be ready to start your day before signing on. ☕️
  • While multitasking on things around the house and working may seem like a good idea it can majorly decrease your productivity. Instead, decide when your lunch hour will be and save the laundry for then.
  • Make sure to take a few breaks throughout the day to reset and refocus just like you would do when at the office. May we suggest a five-minute power nap on your sofa 😴 or a short walk to get some air? 👏

It's hard not to go stir crazy when you have to spend extended periods of time at home. But as you can see there are many fun, creative and productive things to keep you busy as a bee — even when you're homebound. So grab a yummy drink, settle into your nest and try something new!

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