If there’s one indication that people will survive whatever the universe throws at them, it’s the coronavirus outbreak. Imagine having to stay home when we are in the middle of a technological boom. People are socializing and mingling and pursuing their dreams. And in the midst of all these, we were suddenly asked to “stay home.”
That took a toll on us the first few weeks, but eventually, we found a way to continue celebrating life’s milestones. People have become creative in the ways they celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Yes, they’re still socially distancing, so the trick here is to prepare your home for the “celebration.” Now that the holidays are fast approaching, it’s time to prep your home once again for the home-based festivities.
Fix and Clean Your Home
You were stuck for at least two months in your home. The best use of that time was to clean and fix things around the house. Since the outbreak lasted until spring, that was the best time to repair the exterior of your home.
The first place to look at is your roof. The colder months of December to March usually take their toll on the roof and gutter. Do the gutters have seams or not? If it’s seamless, call a seamless gutter repair company to inspect the roof and gutter. This is one of the first things people notice about your house, so take care of this part.
Next, walk around the yard. It’s almost winter. Make sure to move some plants around that don’t react well to the cold. Aerate and fertilize the grass in front of your house so that it will still look nice even when the temperature starts to drop.
Make DIY Decorations
Even though people are now allowed to go out of their homes and socialize (as long as with masks) again, many are still choosing to stay indoors. You have seen the news. You see what this virus can do. Would you ever want to risk your lives to celebrate in public places? Your home is as good a place as any, too. So why not take this time to do some crafts?
DIY decorations are the cheapest way to spruce up your home for a birthday. You can decorate your home for Halloween with as little as $30. All you need is some creativity to find random things in the house you can use to decorate your space.
Do an Outdoor Party
If you have to invite guests over, make sure they know it’s an outdoor party. Don’t invite anyone who’s not comfortable staying on the deck or the yard for a holiday party. You can host an s’mores party by firing up the grill or the fire pit. Pass around cups of cocoa so that the kids can join. If you want a bit more fun, you can grill barbecues.
There’s no reason why the virus should stop you from celebrating the holidays as long as you do it responsibly. It’s bad enough that you have to fear for your physical health, don’t make it worse for your mental health, too. Ensure that when celebrating at home with social distancing, everyone understands that they have to follow safety protocols.