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Weekly Round-Up #246: Things To Do During Your Lockdown

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Weekly Round-Up #246: Things To Do During Your Lockdown

As events in the world get more difficult, many of us may find ourselves at home – either working or on furlough. With that in mind we’ve put together a round-up that will help you find things to do around the house, make sure you get some exercise and maybe learn a new skill.

What are you doing during the lockdown? So far I’ve learned to make bread, have deep cleaned my bathroom and have started to re-learn the guitar! Let us know in the comments what you’ve been up to and drop a link to any resources that you think may help us stave off the boredom and stress.

Hobbies For Seniors And Retirees On A Budget – Wikibuy

During the lockdown, our elderly relatives may be struggling for things to do now that they’re cut off from their usual social circles. This article from Wikibuy gives you some ideas for activities they can take part in that don’t cost the earth either.

12 Ways To Increase Happiness And Peace In Your Home  – ApartmentGuide.com

Under the current circumstances, apparently 43% of the world’s population is on some form of lockdown and as a result we’ll be spending a lot longer in our homes. With that in minds, how can we make this time as peaceful and stress free a possible? Check out this article from Apartment Guide

How To Make Compost: Step By Step Guide – Gardening Stuffs

Composting is practiced by gardeners and non-gardeners alike for a long time now. Haven’t tried composting yet? Then you’re probably missing a lot on the benefits of making compost for your own garden. It’s a great way of keeping your food waste down as well as being good for the environment.

Learn Seo – SERP Co

It’s trying times for us all at the moment as as job uncertainty and economic slowdown looms large it’s important to ensure that your businesses website is optimised to be found by new and existing customers. Learning Search Engine Optimisation can be rather daunting for the beginner but SERP University has put together a massive comprehensive guide that covers all of the basics and advanced concepts too – just make sure you grab a coffee before you sit down to read it!

Complete Guide To Container Gardening For Beginners – Happy DIY Home

With the extra time you have at home at the moment, you might be thinking about getting out in the garden. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a lot of space as Happy DIY Home has some great tips on gardening in containers which requires minimal space.

13 Remarkable Health Benefits Of Getting Outdoors | Tripoutside.Com – TripOutside

If you’re a self-professed homebody, you could seriously benefit from a change of scenery. Spending time in nature could improve your physical and mental health, ward off illness, and actually make you happier! As the Father of Western Medicine, Hippocrates, once said, “Nature itself is the best physician.” If you’re curious about the health benefits you can reap from being outside, read on! Below, we cover 13 reasons to soak up everything nature has to offer. Read on for the best benefits of getting outdoors.

How To Spring Clean Your Home – Urban

As you’re probably spending a lot more time at home these days, it’s important that we have a clean environment to work in. This helps to promote productivity and positivity so check out this article from Urban.com.au on how to spring clean your home.

How Often Should We Clean Our Stuff? – The Henry Range

As we’re all now aware that hygiene is super important, how often should you be cleaning everything? The guys over at The Henry Range have put together a great infographic that shows you how often you should clean various items around your house. Spoiler alert: it’s more often than you think!

Autumn Cleaning Challenge: What Needs Cleaning When – Flipping Heck!

As a bonus infographic, here’s one we put together a few years ago that shows how often you should clean things split by room and function. No excuse not to clean anything now!

The Ultimate House-Cleaning Guide – Glamorous Place

This massive guide from The Glamorous Place will ensure that you leave no stone unturned when cleaning your home – there’s a tip for every aspect of your house in this fab guide.”

How To Clean Your House In Under One Hour – Lighting House

You’ve got visitors coming over in an hour, and your house is a mess. Naturally, you would start dumping scattered items into the closet. But then you quickly realize that the windows, kitchen tiles, and bathroom also need scrubbing. To make things worse, you’re out of cleaning supplies. Running to the supermarket now can’t possibly be an option. It won’t only be counterproductive; it would also burn a hole in your pocket. Luckily, you own a few common kitchen items to remedy the situation. But can they make your house sparkling clean within just an hour? Here are five home remedy techniques to help you during a cleaning emergency.

Exercise And Mental Health – Home Gym Online

Your mental health is so important to look after. Your brain controls how you think, how you feel and what you accomplish throughout your life. The way you see the world is essentially a reflection of what is happening inside your mind. By looking after your mental health, your outlook on life will improve dramatically.

The Complete Guide To Hiking For Beginners – Outdoor With J

Planning your hiking expedition can be a bit overwhelming, especially for beginners. Not to mention the challenges that arise whilst you are actually out there in the wilderness. In this article Outdoor With J takes you through all the basics so you’ll be well prepared to get out and safely enjoy nature.

What Are The Easiest Instruments To Learn? – Instrumentio

During the lockdown you might have a lot more time on your hands than you usually do – even if you’re working from home. So, how about learning that instrument like you’ve always wanted to. Not sure what to pick? The guys at Instrumentio have a great guide that walks you through the easiest instruments to play. I’m going to get a harmonica – how about you? Let me know in the comments what you’d choose!

How To Soundproof A Room – 11 Methods Measured For Effectiveness – Sound Control Services

if you need some peace and quiet then you may want to look into soundproofing your room. You don’t need to stick egg boxes on the walls either as there are some simple, effective and cheap solutions you can try.

Have A Great Weekend

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next week, Stay Safe And Productive!

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Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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