tips for self quarantine

Being stuck inside can make anyone feel a little stir crazy, but for those living in apartments and small rentals, the feelings can be significant. If you are a renter, or landlord, these tips can help you (or your tenants) navigate all aspects of daily life from the security of your apartment.

While living in a small space can always have its challenges, apartment dwellers who are opting to self-quarantine or have been mandated to shelter at home, the negative side effects of small space living can begin to feel more pronounced. With outside recreation closed temporarily, now more than ever, it’s time to find creative solutions to embrace your space’s potential–regardless of its size. 

This indoor living round up can give you the springboard you need to make your home a calm oasis in an uncertain time.

Home Gym Ideas for a Small Space:

With gyms closing all over, it’s time to step up your at-home fitness game. Use these tips from to set up the perfect home gym for your space. If you were used to going to a local gym or workout classes, setting up a home gym can help you stay on top of your fitness goals so you will be ready once your soul cycle class meets again. If you don’t currently have a fitness routine, now is a great time to start!

Staying active while stuck inside has numerous benefits to your physical health, but exercise also provides mental health benefits–which is important when your schedule and socialization have been altered due to social distancing. 

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Cleaning Tips for Your Apartment:

While keeping your rental clean is important for everyday living; it is vital to prevent spreading viruses.

Even if you are a self-proclaimed “tidy person” it may be time to ramp up your cleaning efforts, and focus on often-forgotten areas or items. This article will help you tackle your cleaning tasks, and provides valuable tips.

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Tips for Working from Home in a Small Space:

If you aren’t used to working from home, creating a home office can be a hurdle. Since homelife provides extra distractions that you may not be used to, it’s time to think creatively.

These tips will help you think beyond just the logistics of getting the equipment to work effectively and will encourage you to examine your space to determine the best set up for your comfort and productivity. 

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Creative Ideas for Work-from-Home Setup:

If you decide that you want to carve out a more permanent solution for your home office, it’s time to get inspired. One of the benefits to staying at home is that you have the time to tackle a decor project.

While you may need to modify some ideas to focus on damage-free decoring solutions depending on your lease terms, these ideas via Apartment Therapy can jumpstart your creativity no matter the size of your home office.

work from home ideas

Productive Ways to Combat Boredom While You Are at Home:

Since you will probably get sick of binging sitcoms all day, having a list of projects to tackle or ways to engage your creativity is key. This will not only help you combat boredom but will keep you from feeling like your apartment prevents you from engaging in fun activities.

There is no better time to reorganize or declutter your apartment or rediscover your favorite hobby. If you run out of ideas on your own list, take a look at this comprehensive list from Apartment Therapy.

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Final Thoughts

Small space living doesn’t have to be a chore, even when you have to stay at home. Thankfully, a little creativity goes a long way. With these resources at your fingertips, you can still accomplish your essential tasks–and even most of your favorite hobbies, all while staying inside.

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