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  • 30th Apr 2020
  • Posted in: Tips for Homebuyers
  • Surviving self isolation (without spending a penny!)

    Since we’re only making essential journeys and a lot of us aren’t in a position to part with our cash right now, so you might find you’ve suddenly got some time on your hands and you’re not sure what to do with it. We’ve developed a list of tips for surviving self isolation – using stuff you already have in the house!

    Beautify your home office

    With more of us than ever before working from home, makeshift offices are popping up in homes all over the country and the world. Keep your spirits high by bringing some of your favourite things into your working environment; set up your desk with a lovely candle, a house plant or a photo that always makes you smile.

    Work up a sweat

    We’ve all heard the age old ‘use baked bean cans instead of weights’ – but it really does work! If you’re looking to recreate your gym workout at home, get creative. Use your dressing gown belt as a resistance band, or some old washing line as a skipping rope. And remember, there’s loads of free workouts available on YouTube if you don’t know where to start.

    Start a new project

    You may find that you suddenly have more time on your hands. Why not start a project? Upcycle a piece of furniture, dig out an old art kit or take an online course to learn a new skill.

    Pamper yourself

    Whether it’s an at home spa day, a lie in, a carefully prepared meal or a movie night, allow yourself to indulge in the things around the house that make you happy.

    Keep the kids busy

    All the above is all well and good, but frazzled parents will know it’s easier said than done. Whether you’ve got your sights set on a pamper session, a project, a workout or you just need to crack on with some work, first you need something to occupy your little monsters! 

    We have provided some activities that we hope will help. Simply download and print these colouring pages and spot the difference activities, find some art supplies and let them get on with it… that ought to keep them quiet for a while!

    And if you complete the colouring activity and share the results with us on social media by 15th May 2020 you’ll be in with a chance of winning a prize!  Click the links above for details.