You might be one of the many Americans who are suddenly finding themselves stuck at home for the foreseeable future. Some of you are working at home, some are at home with kids and some of you simply do not want to go anywhere at the moment. Whatever the reason, you are stuck at home and you have lots of time on your hands.
The temptation to shut down and watch television all day long is really tempting. But that is a waste of time, you should be doing something that makes you a better person. You should at least be doing something somewhat productive.
Goldberg and Associates, your estate planning firm in Atlanta, offers things to do when you are stuck at home.
It might be a bit early to start spring cleaning, but it’s something that will keep you busy. You should start by deep cleaning all of the closets in your house. Go through all of the stuff in your closets and toss or donate what you don’t need. You will be amazed at the space you will open up.
From there, you can start cleaning the bedrooms and we are sure the garage needs some attention.
What is nice about getting this out of the way is that it will free up time for when spring is really here and you can go out and have fun instead of cleaning your home.
Spend Time With the Children
In all likelihood, your kids are stuck at home with you. This can be a good thing, it gives you the opportunity to spend some quality time with them.
If your kids are younger, you can play games with them or read to them. You can even watch a fun movie together. If you are feeling motivated, you can have them help you cook a meal or bake cookies.
You can have older kids put their phones and tablets away and break out a board game. You could even pack a punch and have a picnic in the backyard. We guarantee it’s something your kids won’t soon forget.
Make Meals in Advance
The last thing you want to do after a difficult day at work is to come home and have to cook dinner. So take advantage of being home right now to fix a bunch of meals in advance.
There are numerous stews, soups and casserole dishes that can be made in advance and frozen until you need them. Then when things get back to normal, you have several meals in the freezer ready to go.
Hone Your Cooking Skills
Whether you are pretty decent in the kitchen or not, you could probably build up your cooking skills.
If you are like most families, you can fall into the dinnertime rut. This is when you start making the same dishes every week. For example, you might have spaghetti every Thursday. And you wonder why the family is reluctant to come home for dinner on Thursdays.
There are literally thousands upon thousands of recipes to be found on the internet. It’s about time you learned how to make chicken cacciatore or something else new. You will make the family happy.
Go Through Your Bills
When was the last time you actually read through your monthly cable bill? You might be surprised at what you find. You might be paying for a service that you have not used in years. You could be paying $20 a month for a cable hookup in a room that no longer even has a television.
Go through all of your bills and find ways you can save a little cash.
Read a Book
It can be all too typing to flop on the couch and reach for the remote control. But you must fight the urge to Netflix and chill. Here is the deal; there are probably several books you have been meaning to read you just haven’t got around to them yet.
Well, now is your chance.
Make a list of books you want to read and pick up a few. It’s a great way to spend some downtime.
Learn a New Skill
There are several skills that would help you earn a promotion, get a raise or get an offer on a new job. There is probably also some newer technology that you could stand to understand a little better.
Since you are stuck at home, take the time to learn something new that will help your current job position. There are endless sources on the internet, whether it is an ebook, online forum or YouTube video.
Even if you go to the gym every week, being stuck at home will decrease your exercise levels. Instead of going stir crazy at home, get some exercise. It will help quell your anxiety and make you sleep better at night.
Since you have the time, it might be a good idea to go over your will. Give Goldberg and Associates a call today.