Similar to the unknown of how computer systems would react to the shifting of the centuries, known as the Y2K phenomenon, the coronavirus is treading on unfamiliar territory as well. Whether you agree or disagree with the public and private sectors approach to handling the world-wide pandemic, individually we truly do not have a choice. Events are being cancelled and travel has been placed on hold, resulting in many of us spending more time at home. Now what?
You’re home, so take advantage of it. You are saving time on your daily commute to work, you have additional time to work out, and you are readily available to help your children with their homework. While not everyone has the luxury of being paid during these trying times or may feel isolated, all we can do is make the best of the situation. For those of you who are “trapped” at home, I have an idea for you. Rather than streaming endless content on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, why not use the time in a productive manner by getting your house in order.
Try to take the time to sort through a closet, drawer, garage, basement, pile of paper or simply a toy box with the idea Start in a low-traffic area of the house allowing you to start and stop the project without disrupting the flow of the daily household routine. Once you’re cleaned out - donate. If you are not using something, share the item with someone else, especially shoes, coats and clothing. Very little should be thrown in the trash as someone will have use for almost everything you are ready to discard.
Why not embrace Spring Cleaning which clearly will take on a new meaning this year. Wash your hands and stay healthy.