You want to be comfortable during the pandemic. 2020 has been the year of staying home. Most of us have spent more time indoors within our own four walls than any year before.
The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in intermittent lockdowns that require us to stay home whenever possible. So it makes sense to want to be comfortable during the pandemic.
Besides that, many of us have felt safer staying home and avoiding the general public. But if you’re going to be spending more time at home, you want to make sure that your home is as comfortable as possible. There are a few steps you can take to achieve this. Try the below ones out to get started on the right foot!
Declutter During The Pandemic
The first step you need to take when it comes to making your home more comfortable is decluttering. This involves deciding which items and belongings you want to keep and which serve no function but are taking up valuable space. A cluttered home can feel overwhelming. You can feel trapped in and cramped. While you’re spending more time in this space, you’re going to want it to feel more open and breathable.
Now, decluttering your entire home is a task that’s often easier said than done. People form attachments and bonds with belongings and it can feel difficult to throw things away. We worry we might need the items when it’s too late and they’re gone. A good way to determine what to keep and what to throw is to decide whether the item has sentimental value and whether the item has practical purpose. If not, why are you keeping it? Have you used it in the past six months? Is it seasonal?
If you haven’t used it and it isn’t seasonal, you probably don’t need to keep it. There are a number of ways to dispose of your clutter. You can sell items of value. You can gift items that someone else might like. You can donate good condition goods to a charity store. You can recycle items that need to be recycled. Everything else can go into rubbish skips.
Redecorate During The Pandemic
If you have more time on your hands lately, it may be time to redecorate. This is something that people only usually do when they’re planning on changing the colour scheme of their homes. But you can paint the same colour again to give your home a fresh look. A fresh lick of paint really can make all the difference – reinvigorating your decorated rooms and making sure everything looks new and pristine.
If you are changing colours, make sure to do a patch test to ensure that the paint you’ve chosen dries as your desired colour, rather than lightening or darkening. Sure, you may not be able to call the professionals out to decorate for you during the pandemic. However, painting yourself is pretty simple. There are plenty of online tutorials if you get stuck or want guidance.
These are just two steps you can take to make your home as comfortable as possible during the pandemic. If you’re spending more time there, why not make it a haven?