Productive Things to Do When Staying at Home

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If you're stuck at home, it's so easy to get into the trap of just watching TV on the couch. Right?


Often, when we think of staying at home, we feel like there isn't much that we can do if we are not going to work or running errands.


But nothing could be further from the truth.



So many people that I know say that when they started staying home a couple of months ago, that they had grand plans of completely cleaning their home, organizing files and papers, exercising regularly, cleaning out their closets, etc.


And yet, eight weeks later, they have found that none of that has happened.




We're very used to being in "lazy" mode when staying at home. Usually it's because of the weather (raining or snowing or bad weather to be in) or because we're taking a break from a hard week at work.


There's nothing wrong with that!


But sometimes we have to look beyond what we're used to and see things in a different light and context. 


We all wish we had more time in our lives. Now we do. We just have to be wise in how we use it.


If you have run out of puzzles, baked all the bread (and put on a few pounds) and aren't thrilled about watching anymore TV, I have 101 productive things to do at home!


Here are just a few:


  1. Organize recipes
  2. Go through the junk drawer
  3. Get rid of old receipts and billing statements
  4. Organize gift wrap
  5. Write down all emergency numbers on one sheet 
  6. Create a pantry organization sheet (This is an affiliate link)
  7. Update your address and password list
  8. Update your Christmas card mailing list 
  9. Clean house plants (Here's why you need to clean plants, and a video on how to clean houseplants)
  10. Fertilize houseplants


See the entire list of 101 Productive Things to Do When Bored at Home.

Comments (5)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kimberly,  I know I have a daily check list that I work on , business from 8 am to 2 pm and then projects around the house but now we can start showing homes in our state of Colorado as of May 9 so back to it.


May 11, 2020 09:46 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

And today, we are working on inputting properties that will hit the market soon, checking for new listings for our buyer clients,and writing market reports.  We've also done a LOT of gardening. Lol 

May 11, 2020 10:05 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kimberly Button very good list of productive things to do when staying at home.

May 11, 2020 02:14 PM
Kimberly Button

Thank you John!

May 14, 2020 07:16 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

The best laid plans...right?!  I've totally reorganized my pantry, which needed it. I've also been deleting and reorganizing my photos. 

May 11, 2020 07:07 PM
Kimberly Button

Kathy Streib I think we could all use some time to organize our photos!!!!

May 14, 2020 07:16 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I have yet to feel "stuck" at home, and actually am totally enjoying this time spent not spinning my wheels.

Jun 02, 2020 08:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kimberly would you believe it we have not had the TV on since last year or should I say since the New Years  Day parade:)Endre

Jul 26, 2020 10:49 PM
Kimberly Button

I would believe that! When you're doing something productive or that makes you happy, there's no need to watch TV!

Sep 12, 2020 07:29 AM