Are you looking for ways to mix up your daily routine? Here are some ideas for things you can do around the house to quell feelings of boredom.
Make tie-dye place settings
You’ve most likely seen people tie-dying sweatpants and T-shirts, but it doesn’t stop there! For funky place settings that you can use for future parties or, heck, even now for dinner, turn to this family tie-dye project that kids will love.
Bake something new
Brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and banana bread are staple desserts for a reason—they’re easy to make and the perfect treat at the end of a long day. But challenge yourself to bake something out of the ordinary, even if that includes trying cake or cupcake decorating for the first time or experimenting with flavors in your cabinet that are often overlooked. Churro cupcakes, anyone?
Host a faux “party”
Put those tie-dye napkins to use and host a small “party” with the people in your home! Pick a theme (this summer of ’69 theme will get you excited for summer), get dressed up, and cook a meal with whatever you have in your pantry.
Create a reading nook
If you have a long reading list you’ve been meaning to get around to, make this activity all the more enticing by creating a space just for picking up a book. Choose a spot near a window for optimal lighting and add decorative pillows to your favorite cozy chair.
Switch up your gallery wall
Look through old photo albums and change up the picture frames around your home. It’s a great way to reminisce and tell stories while also making a much-needed decorative change.
Pick a painting project
Whether it’s your front door, the mailbox, or a piece of old furniture, there’s never a bad time to spruce up certain objects around your home with a fresh coat of paint. New painted house tiles is an easy project to start with.