Shhh… don’t tell your bosses, but here’s all the extra stuff you can do to maximise your time at home.
With the COVID-19 crisis showing no signs of abating and government advisories encouraging social distancing, chances are that you’ll be spending more time at home than at the office for the foreseeable future.
And, let’s be real, the temptation to sneak in an episode (or two) of ‘Crash Landing on You’ or ‘Stranger Things’ is definitely there when your boss isn’t in the next cubicle over.
But even so, there’s a limit on how many TV series you can binge before you get cabin fever and go stir crazy – so here’s what else you can do to make your home the best place to weather the ‘storm’ in.
1. Turn extra space into a home gym
While it’s no longer advisable for you to head down to your local gym for impromptu workout sessions, it’s still possible keep fit. If you have already leveled your spare bedroom, you might want to consider converting the dead space into a home gym, like the one below!
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2. Give your balcony an airy makeover
Balconies in Singapore might not be the largest of spaces, but it’s the only place where you can enjoy the cool breeze since you are cooped up round the clock. So, it’s high time you give yours an update – think cushy seating, a work desk, and motorised blinds that shield you from harsh sunlight, wind and rain, while ensuring that the cool air (from the A/C) doesn't escape.
More inspiration for your balconies below!
3. Start urban farming
Speaking of balconies, if you have a green thumb, there’s no better time to build and tend to your plants. In fact, here are some ideas to introduce some greenery plus tips on how to grow your own herbs to help you get started.
4. Update your study for a productivity boost
As work from home becomes the new norm, it’s critical to have a space that’s well-designed and conducive. Get your creative juices flowing by taking a leaf out of ten absolutely gorgeous home offices!
If you're working from home, here's how you can save more on electrical bills!
5. Get your home organised…
It’s more important than ever to have a clean home, and when you start decluttering, the battle is already halfway won since you will have less to wipe down. So, to help you tackle all sorts of messes, we had a professional organiser share her own tried and true tips!
6. ... And then, work out a long-term cleaning schedule
Once you have successfully cleared out the inessentials, it’s time to figure out your cleaning schedule. Besides wiping down your surfaces on the regular, other areas in the home require upkeep too – here’s a complete guide on where and how often you should be cleaning them.
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