Over the next several weeks, there may be many of us at home. Maybe our work closed, our children’s school closed, or we are taking care of a sick loved one. Whatever the reason, cabin fever can easily set in when you’re stuck at home.
This doesn’t just apply to right now…
There any typically several reasons moms may be stuck at home for an extended period of time throughout the year.
Let me inspire you by giving you some ideas of things to do while you are stuck at home!
All of these ideas can be done with your family (if they are stuck at home with you) or by yourself.
Things To Do When You Are Stuck At Home
1. Spring Cleaning
Even if it isn’t spring, being stuck at home is a great time to clean out that closet you’ve been meaning to or reorganize kitchen cabinets.
These kinds of tasks are not ones I personally love doing them, but once I start them, I have a difficult time stopping!
2. Plan An Upcoming Event
Do you have a birthday party or holiday party to plan in the next several months? Get a jump start by picking out themes, decorations, invitations, venues, etc.
3. Enjoy Your Family
I’m always busy. I know you are too. So, use this time to plan some fun family time. Pick out some movies for family movie night or games for family game night. You can also create your own pizzas or sundaes, take turns reading to one another, or take some time to learn something new together! Get creative!
Do your kids love doing crafts like mine? Plan some for them! They can be as simple or elaborate as you like.
Find a DIY to complete. Anything is an option. Whether it’s painting the bathroom or making something to hang on the wall, there are so many options to choose from. When do we really get the time to do this kind of stuff? Now is a good time!
5. Experiment In The Kitchen
Is there a recipe you’ve been wanting to try? Have you always wanted to attempt a souffle?
Have fun in the kitchen and try something new!
6. Shop Online
Shop online for necessities or for fun! There are so many options today. If you need to go to the grocery store, but can’t, you can use an online delivery service.
Amazon is an obvious choice for just about anything you need… especially if you’re a Prime member.
Seriously, if you’ve never tried Amazon Prime before, you should.
You will receive free two day shipping, access to tons of songs on Amazon Music, tons of free TV shows and movies to stream, and much more! We watch Amazon Prime Video every. single. night.
Read?? What’s that??
I can’t remember the last time I had time to read an entire book… let alone a chapter. My favorite genres are fiction (suspense, thriller) or autobiographies of cool folks.
8. Do a Puzzle
Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? Take over your kitchen or dining room table for a bit and get one done!
Rearrange furniture and/or wall decor. Changing up a room can be refreshing!
10. Make a Bucket List
A bucket list doesn’t have to have your life as an expiration date. Making a bucket list for the year or season is fun too.
Create one for each member of your family or create one together as a family.
Need some help? Here’s a post I wrote about creating a family bucket list. There’s a free bucket list printable too!
Use your time stuck at home to do things you don’t usually have the chance to do… and have fun with it!
Have ideas to add? I’d love to hear them!