As nice as your home may be, none of us are exactly used to being cooped up indoors for pretty much every second of every day. And, because it’s so imperative that we all follow the government’s order to stay at home, we thought it might be worth sharing a few tips and tricks, so that you can keep your space (and your mind!) feeling fresh during this time.
1. Keep your windows open
Thankfully, Storm Doris is now firmly behind us and the weather seems to be getting a little warmer as we edge our way into spring. This means that you can keep your windows open pretty much until the evening, without having to spend a small fortune on heating, or fret about your floors getting drenched by the elements! Not only will the fresh air keep your space from getting all stuffy, but you can enjoy golden hour, soak up some of the sunshine’s sweet Vitamin D and feel a gentle spring breeze circulate around you.
If you’re anything like me, the space surrounding your work from home station is absolutely littered with crumbs from your mid-morning, mid-day, mid-afternoon snacks. Regularly giving your place a quick once over with the hoover will not only get rid of all those dust particles that make a room feel a little gross and stuffy, but it will also snaffle up all remnants of your secret snacks so you don’t have to feel guilty or explain to your housemate why you’ve eaten an entire pack of chocolate fingers in an afternoon.
3. Pack your work stuff away at the end of the day
Sometimes it might feel a bit much that your office is now your home and your home is now your office. Not being able to separate out these two spaces can feel a little claustrophobic. So, make a point of packing your work stuff away at the end of every day. If you clear everything away before you start your evening, you have a much better chance of truly being able to shut off and enjoy some down-time in a more neutral space.
4. Cook for yourself
As tempting as the now saturated list of suggestions is on Deliveroo, it’s a good idea to keep cooking for yourself during quarantine. Not only is it great for your immune system to load up on all of the essential vitamins and minerals, but cooking something fragrant, like a curry, or something super warming, like a hearty stew, will release lots of lovey aromas into your home, making it feel extra inviting.
5. Get some plants inside
To make your place feel a little less confining, why not bring the outside in with a few new leafy green friends? Scientifically proven to boost your mood, your productivity and reduce your stress levels, filling your home with plants is a sure-fire way to keep your space feeling extra fresh. Tend to them over the coming weeks and by the time this is all over, you’ll have your very own jungle!