Who says staying inside can't be productive.
As staying inside and working from home has become the new norm for the time being, many of us are left searching (sometimes desperately) for ways to keep busy. When you're trying to stay positive and productive, look no further than those four walls! The small-scale home projects that have been on your to-do list for ages offer a satisfying solution for your cabin fever (and not just for the moments of reprieve from the influx of news, although that is a huge perk).
Whether you tackle a task as simple as organizing a closet or a loftier endeavor like rearranging furniture, freshening up your home's interiors just feels good. Also, and perhaps most importantly for now, even the tiniest of projects can be a big support to your favorite local shops that may be struggling through this time, as many businesses across the country are being forced to close their storefronts.
Lucky for us, shop owners are creatively discovering alternative ways to serve their customers during this time. Many are focusing more attention on their online curations, loading web sites with extra products and inspiration, and even posting flash sales on Instagram. From your favorite local antiques store to the charming linens shop you've been meaning to visit, there's no time like the present to purchase a gift certificate now to use later or to place an online order.
Read on to see how you can support local design businesses while making your home even more of a haven.