You're probably sick and tired of being told not to panic due to COVID-19, but we'll add to the disclaimer: don't panic. Instead, let's enjoy the opportunity to slow down and keep ourselves and others safe. If you're privileged to have an employer who's encouraging you to work from home, consider yourself blessed and be responsible by staying home. If you're unable to work from home, no judgment! We realize you're in a tough situation and we're sending good vibes your way. Stay well. In the meantime, for those of us stuck at home in an effort to slow down the Coronavirus, we have some ideas for ways to stay busy.
Likely something that tops the list of our New Year's resolutions every year, reading is one of those great activities we never seem to have enough time to actually do. But as you're waiting for email responses or taking a leisurely lunch break at home, finding an interesting new book to dive into is satisfying and nicely distracting. If you're not sure where to start, check out Reese Witherspoon's book club or POPSUGAR's handy list of new 2020 releases for some inspiration. Also consider encouraging authors who may have had their book tours cancelled by buying their books and leaving kind reviews on Amazon. We can all spread more love (instead of virus germs) during this tough time.
It's a difficult time for your favorite local restaurants, but luckily you can help them out, eat delicious food and stay within new quarantine guidelines by ordering takeout, carry out or delivery at your favorite spots. For our neighbors in Dallas, Eater has a great list of places to order from. If you don't feel comfortable ordering takeout or would rather flex your cooking muscles while you're at home, purchasing gift cards is another great way to help local small businesses stay afloat.
As we all work hard to keep ourselves and those we may come into contact with healthy and safe by spring cleaning like crazy, there's no better time than while you're stuck at home to tackle those organization and decluttering projects you've been meaning to find the time to do. The Home Edit, the company that's already singlehandedly responsible for our organization inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest, has created a 14-day mini edit for those of us who are staying home as a simple, non-overwhelming way for us to get started. Please excuse us while we start organizing our pantry snacks by the colors of the rainbow.
Redo Your Patio
Home is truly the best place to be for everyone to be right now, but it's important to manage our time while in quarantine well to avoid going completely stir crazy. One great way to get outside, enjoy life and get ahead of summer projects while you have extra time is to redo your patio or outdoor space. Our Fairy Tale Collection is perfect for updating spaces large and small. The contemporary outdoor furniture set is constructed using powder coated iron frames in a Chinese Chippendale style. Made from fade- and mildew-resistant, acrylic Sunbrella® fabric, the removable cushion covers are designed for easy cleaning. Available in both neutral and bold finishes and fabrics, Fairy Tale is made to stand the test of time, just like our favorite stories.
We hope you stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time, and your quarantine is made a little more enjoyable by taking care of yourself and your home well. Cheers to staying at home!