Two weeks ago, coronavirus was on my radar. So when my husband went grocery shopping (yeah, he grocery shops and that’s why I love him, haha) he bought more than usual, mostly pantry staples and frozen veggies, because we didn’t know where things were going.
One week ago, we were out having dinner and talking about our vacation to California and I was becoming very apprehensive.
Three days later, we didn’t go on vacation.
Now we are social distancing and consuming WAY too much news. I mean it’s good to be informed but I need to get the sock off the internet!
So I thought I’d put together a list of things to do while social distancing. Some are sustainability focused, some are ways to help others, and ways to keep ourselves occupied.
Have you ever wanted to make homemade pasta? The ingredient list is short - eggs, flour, olive oil and salt. Time to give it a try!
If you aren’t someone who already cooks with your partner or family, it can be a fun new thing to do together. Or go solo because you need some alone time, no shame in that.
If it’s in your budget make a list of local businesses to support
States have shut down restaurants to dine-in customers but lots are still providing carry-out or delivery service. Local groups on social media are getting the word out about which ones are open or you can check out their websites.
My husband and I are making a list and plan to order a couple times per week to help support the restaurants and their staff.
Several of our social followers have commented recently that mending your clothes is a great way to keep things out of the landfill. While I’ve always been one to sew on a button or fix a hem, I’ve never done patching or mending.
Hello mending project number 1. I was bummed when one of my favorite jackets, that I’ve had for years, got a hole in the elbow. Time to bring it back to life!
I’ll let you know how it goes via social media. I’ve got nothing to lose. :)
Also, it felt quite serendipitous when I stumbled upon this article Wednesday on mending. Click here to check it out.
A few weeks back we posted an article about how getting organized can help you be more sustainable.
You can make a list of places in your home to organize and tackle one every few days or once a week. My husband and I did this last year with all our closets and kitchen cabinets. It’s surprising how much stuff you just toss in the back and forget about.
A box of photos to turn into a family album, cleaning out the garage or basement, there are always projects we put off or avoid. What better time than now to take on one or two.
Stay safe and healthy!