Hanging out at home got you down? We’re here to rescue you from boredom with these 7 things to do at home in Richmond. Check out these creative ideas!


A change in routine that includes a limited amount of time outside of the house can leave you feeling bored or overwhelmed. Don’t let the circumstances get the best if you with these creative things to do at home. Get inspired to come up with your own interesting ideas.

🧹 Clean the House

Sure, this isn’t on the top of anyone’s list of fun things to do at home, but we think it’s beneficial to have an environment that is clean and organized. Having space you’re spending so much time in clean and orderly can reduce stress, and we think that is well worth the time. Besides, it’s the perfect time to tackle those household chores you’ve been putting off.

Remember to clean and disinfect areas that are used often to help protect your household. Include door handles, faucets, handrails, light switches, remote controls, and keyboards.
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🏃‍♂️ Get Some Exercise

Sure, it’s easier to chill all day and watch your favorite television shows, but getting some exercise increases endorphins that can make you feel better. It’s important to stay as active as you comfortably can at this time.

Here are some of our favorite ideas for getting some exercise at home.

  • Exercise videos
  • Dance to favorite tunes
  • Walking (use that back yard)
  • Yoga (see video below)

📚 Read a Book

With life being so busy, it’s easy to miss time reading a good book. This is your time to catch up on all the reading you’ve been meaning to do. In fact, you’ve probably purchased books that are sitting on the shelf right now without a single page turned.

Rather not sit down with a book right now? Try an audiobook! Put your earbuds in and listen to someone else read a book while you are cleaning or doing something else around the house.

Here’s a list of suggested books to get you started.

  • The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
  • The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides
  • The Two Lives of Lydia Bird – Josie Silver
  • Once Upon a River – Diane Setterfield
  • Verity – Colleen Hoover
  • The Impossible First – Colin O’Brady

📱 Contact The Wilson Group

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👩‍🍳 Learn to Cook

Always wanted to learn how to cook Japanese dishes? Maybe you’ve been wanting to learn to cook gourmet dishes that will impress your friends. Even if you are a fairly accomplished cook right now, there are probably new foods you’ve been wanting to try.

Don’t let the lack of supply get you down if ingredients are tough to come by in your area. Get creative, learn substitutions, and get ingredients as they become available.

If you’ve never been great at cooking, this is your time to learn and shine! Check out some of Gordon Ramsay’s videos on basic cooking skills and move into his simple recipes. Look up videos from your favorite chef.


✍️ Start a Journal

Keeping a diary is not just for teens. We are living in times that will one day be in history books. Write down your experiences, emotions, and what’s happening in the world. If you’ve never kept a journal, this is the perfect time to begin.

Your journal is a space to get out all the thoughts that are cluttering your mind. Use this time to reflect on the events of the day and record moments of gratitude. Don’t worry about having the perfect grammar or sentence structure. Just write.

Don’t like to write? Keep a file on your computer or use a voice recorder to express yourself. Another great way to record your experiences is through photographs. Keep a photo or video journal.

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👭 Connect with Friends

Don’t let all the time in the house keep you from your friends or family members that you can’t visit. Technology is amazing, isn’t it? It allows us to video chat using things like Facebook, Skype, or a phone app. Stay connected and share the events of your day.

Host a video party on Zoom to get a group of your friends together. Send an email to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. Grab your phone and text people who may be cheered up by a thoughtful message from you.

🎨 Learn Something New

Use this time to increase skills for work or just for fun. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn another language or how to landscape like a professional. Among the many things to do at home, learning something new could be the most beneficial in the long run!

Udemy – They have 100,000 video courses on everything from How to Use Outlook to Watercolor Painting. Some of these courses cost less than a meal at a fast-food restaurant!

MasterClass – This platform is well-known for instructors who are masters in their fields. Learn makeup from Bobbi Brown or interior design from Kelly Wearstler. They sometimes run membership specials.

YouTube – You may know that YouTube is a great place for watching current music videos, but it’s also a great place to learn something new. Been wanting to learn to draw? Check out this video we found.


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