#Stay Home: How to create functional spaces in your Home.
Since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) many of us are spending alot more time at home. We are all being called upon to avoid public places and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home and your lifestyle to make the best of these difficult situations.
Here are a few tips for creating comfortable and functional spaces within your home for work, school and fitness. I’ve also shared some of my favorite ways to stay connected as a community because we’re all in this together, an no one should face these trying times alone.
🏠BEGIN WITH THE BASICS An emergency preparedness kit is a great addition to any home, even under normal circumstances (Message me for a free copy of my Home Preparation Checklist)
🏠 WORKING FROM HOME Set up a designated space for work so it doesn’t creep into your home life and vice versa. A red stop sign on your door or desk can signal to family members that you shouldn’t be disturbed.
🏡 HOMESCHOOLING YOUR CHILDREN Position supplies nearby so they are independently accessible, and place trash and recycling bins within reach for easy cleanup. A plastic tablecloth can turn an academic space into an art studio.
🏡 SOCIALIZING FROM A DISTANCE Try using Google Hangouts or Zoom to facilitate a virtual happy hour or book club, or host a Netflix Party to watch (and chat about) movies with friends.
And if you’re feeling isolated right now, please realize that you are not alone. There are several resource that offer assistance during these trying times. If you are need of direction to these resources please reach out to me.