How to Prepare for Extended Periods at Home
The prospect of staying at home for extended periods of time might sound like a dream come true for some. For others, it might sound unbearable. Whichever camp you fall in to, the sort of isolation that families around the world are practicing at the moment can take a toll mentally, so preparation is key. Here are some ideas from the Fraser James Blinds team for how you can do just that.
Have a spring clean
A lot of people like to put off their big spring clean but, given the circumstances, we really have no excuse! Not only will cleaning your home provide you and your family with some peace of mind when it comes to cleanliness, but studies indicate that a tidy home can also help us think more clearly and reduce stress – something that we could all use right now.
Given that we’re all going to be spending a lot more time inside, there’s a good chance that we’ll be cleaning more regularly too. With this in mind, it makes sense to buy low-maintenance products where possible. If you’ve just moved into a new home and are looking for window dressings, roller blinds could fit the bill; simple to use and easy to clean – perfect.
Balancing privacy and light control
With everyone stuck at home with little to do, it might feel difficult to get some privacy at times. However, if you currently have window dressings such as curtains or roller blinds, you’ll find that trying to get some privacy means that you have to completely block out the light – something which will only make you feel more claustrophobic.
This is why we would recommend Venetian blinds. A set of Venetians will allow you to balance privacy and light control, so depending on the time of day and your mood, you can tilt the slats accordingly. This is the perfect solution for someone who has found their kitchen to now be their home office!
Plan some activities
It can be easy to get sucked into the monotony of staying at home, so make sure that you plan some activities to keep yourself sane and provide something to look forward to. Whether it’s board games or film nights, giving your days some structure will prevent them from blending into one.
Remember to get fresh air when you can
Just because social distancing measures are in place, this doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to go outside. In fact, this is the best time to go and explore. Whether you want to go for a long hike or simply walk around the block, getting some fresh air will help you relax and reflect, and make the long periods at home feel far less taxing.
If you’re trying to prepare your home for self-isolation and want to find a way to increase privacy levels, or perhaps you have just moved into a new home and need some easy-to-maintain blinds, get in touch with Fraser James Blinds. Our friendly team would be more than happy to help with anything you might need.