50 Things You Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

50 Things To Do At Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Hey guys! 

With the recent Coronavirus Pandemic, chances are you’ll find yourself spending A LOT of time indoors during the upcoming months. While it’s tempting to sleep in and binge-watch films and TV shows, now is the perfect time to learn a new skill, finally clear out any unwanted possessions, set up your own business, or plan a holiday you want to go on when all of this blows over. Being stuck at home isn’t as bad as it seems, especially if you’re lucky enough to live with your friends / family / SO, and maybe you’ll find out you enjoy spending time at home. Read on to see my recommendations for how to spend the next few weeks or months…

  1. Read the books on your TBR list.
  2. Write an itinerary for your next holiday(s). This could include lists of places you want to visit (if it’s a city break), cafes and restaurants, Instagrammable locations, and accommodation (research a few hotels & hostels and compare them based on amenities, location, ratings and price).
  3. Start a YouTube or TikTok channel.
  4. Learn a new language. You can use the Duolingo app for this.
  5. Rewatch your fave TV show.
  6. Learn an instrument. You can get someone you live with to teach you or watch YouTube tutorials.
  7. Spring clean your bedroom / kitchen / entire house. You don’t want any nasty pests invading your home and eating through your clothes in your wardrobe, and if you do find some, make sure to contact a company like https://www.pestcontrolexperts.com/local/washington/ to deal with the issue as soon as possible.
  8. Declutter your bookshelves.
  9. Clear out your wardrobe / drawers.
  10. Stream your fave artist’s music. Especially if they’re underrated.
  11. Do some baking. Why not challenge yourself to bake something from The Great British Baking Show? If you have any leftover, you could offer it to your neighbours or a local school that is still open.
  12. Make sushi / pasta / pizza / bread from scratch.
  13. Try to do 10,000 steps a day. If you’re stuck inside, you can do this by walking up & down the stairs and exercises like skipping & Hula Hooping.
  14. Watch documentaries and nature programmes. I’d highly recommend Planet Earth.
  15. Start a bullet journal.
  16. Offer online tutoring, proofreading or virtual assistant services.
  17. Write a book or short story.
  18. Play board and card games.
  19. Adopt a pet. If you live alone, you may want some company from a furry friend.
  20. Facetime / Skype your friends & family.
  21. Camp in your garden.
  22. Workout in your garden.
  23. Make jewellery.
  24. Learn calligraphy.
  25. Make a photo / holiday scrapbook.
  26. Clear out your inbox & blog comments. Tedious, but it has to be done.
  27. Enrol in an online course. This could be related to your career, or anything you’re interested in. Reed has so many different courses to choose from, and many are discounted.
  28. Read extra material for your uni or college course.
  29. Read professional development books.
  30. Spend time with your pet(s).
  31. Draw or paint a self-portrait.
  32. Dye your hair. Make sure you do this at least a few weeks before you return to school/uni/work – if you mess up, who’s going to see?!
  33. Memorise the lyrics to your favourite songs.
  34. Listen to a podcast.
  35. Watch a Ted Talk.
  36. Listen to the entire discography of a new artist. You can do this whilst having a bath, cooking, doing chores, or exercising.
  37. Create a new cocktail / mocktail.
  38. Do brainteasers. E.g. Sudoku & crosswords.
  39. Create a media kit for your blog. Catherine has a handy guide on how to do this.
  40. Revamp your CV. Even if you love your job, it’s important to keep your CV up to date – you never know when you might need to apply for a new job, especially during a pandemic when there’s so much uncertainty.
  41. Sign up to Slicethepie* and online survey websites. This won’t make you rich, and it does take a long time to get paid, but it’s a good way to get off social media for a bit and earn some extra cash while sharing your opinion. *if you sign up through this link, I’ll get a small bonus every time you review!
  42. Read a classic novel.
  43. Knit or crochet. If you have any kids, or you’re a nanny / au pair and the children have a birthday coming up soon, why not knit them an item of clothing, such as a scarf or jumper?
  44. Buy giftcards for your fave restaurants and shops so that they still stay in business.
  45. Write an updated version of a Shakespeare play or Jane Austen / Charles Dickens novel.
  46. Write a Coronavirus-themed version of your fave song. You could even record yourself singing it and post on social media.
  47. Make a list of cafes, restaurants, parks and Instagrammable locations you want to visit in your local area in the future.
  48. Brush up on your maths skills.
  49. Make your own face masks. Aimsy has a fantastic post on how you can save money (and be ecofriendly) by making face masks from cotton material you have lying around in at home.
  50. Design your own greetings cards.


Hope that’s given you some ideas of how you can spend your time during the pandemic! Cross fingers this doesn’t last too long and we can all resume our normal lives within a few months. Stay safe! 



18 Comment

  1. Kayleigh Zara says: Reply

    Buying gift cards for my favourite small businesses is something that I plan on doing to help them stay open! I plan on doing alot of reading and any house repairs that are needed X

    Kayleigh Zara 🌟 http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

  2. Bexa says: Reply

    This is such a brilliant list! Thank you for the ideas and inspiration 🙂 Reading, de-cluttering, baking and home workouts are all things I am planning on doing regularly. Ted Talks and podcasts are fab ideas too, there is so much good stuff out there to keep us entertained. Thank you for sharing your suggestions, hope you are staying safe and well <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  3. These are all really good idea’s, we should all try and use this time to do something productive like learning a new skill we haven’t had time for x

  4. Rayo says: Reply

    These are amazing tips, I love the idea of making pizza from scratch. I should start working on this tips. Thank you

  5. Lucy says: Reply

    This is such a great list of ideas! I will be doing some of these I’m sure during this self isolation! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

  6. Nyxie says: Reply

    I plan on doing some de-cluttering and possibly some painting for as long as I’m well. I’ve no doubt I’ll take the illness at some point as I’ve been exposed to countless people, but until then I plan on making the most of my mandatory quarantine.

  7. Lydia says: Reply

    What a thorough list! I liked it, especially the bit about Sudoku puzzles. Thank you for sharing it.

  8. Holly says: Reply

    Wow this is a fantastic post!! I didn’t think it was possible to do that many things when you’re very limited and stuck indoors but you’ve proven me wrong. Thanks for sharing.

    Holly x

  9. There really is endless things to do whilst you’re at home isn’t there? We don’t usually think about it because we’re so desperate to get OUT of our houses! These are some fab suggestions 🙂 xxx

  10. Hah! Memorise all the world flags 😉 think I’ll give that a miss, but some of these are fantastic! And heading into week 10? Week 11? Whatever it is now, I’ll definitely be using this list!

    1. Serena says: Reply

      Yes that one would be a bit tricky! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Thank you for your ideas and inspiration. I’ll definitely be using this list!

  12. Thanks for sharing your list of ideas 🙂

    Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

  13. Claire says: Reply

    I love going through this after the worst seems to be over (please god!) its like being able to tick off a to do list.
    Lots of brilliant ideas here.

    I’m amazed how many of these I did during lockdown!

  14. Steph says: Reply

    Love this blog post. Some great ideas! Being on lockdown for so many weeks meant you easily run out of things to keep you occupied x

  15. Lay says: Reply

    This is a great list. I feel like many people don’t know what to do in this new state a living and coming out with ideas can be extremely difficult. I highly recommend starting a youtube channel. It is very time consuming but fun. A lot more goes into it than just filming

  16. Sophie says: Reply

    Thanks for the ideas. Slicethepie seems interesting. At least I can make some money instead of spending it being home all day LOL!

  17. What a great list of ideas. Some of these are so creative! Love this post

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