There is no denying that 2020 has been a strange year, and now that we’re about to enter another 4-week lockdown period, it seems that this isn’t likely to change any time soon
Although lots of people have been shielding since March and, for most of us, activities have been reduced, the news of a 2nd restriction across England has been tough to take.
During the last lockdown, most of us benefited from good weather, not bad pay and, of course, the opportunity to bake banana bread! This time, we’ve got darker nights, rainy days and the worry of what Christmas will bring.
For me, rather than worrying about all of that, I wanted to use this time to get organised. I’m generally a messy person – I love organising events & making sure everything day to day is planned, but when it comes to household chores, those aren’t my favourite things at all. This means, my house has lots of clutter and lots of drawers filled with things that need sorting!
The best advice I can give you this lockdown period is just to look after yourself. Social media will be full of people baking, crafting, reading etc. and it can seem like there is a pressure to keep up – but there really shouldn’t be. We’re in unprecedented times and therefore, you just have to do what is best for you and the people in your household.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help
I’m a big fan of work smart, don’t work hard. So if there is something that is going to make my life easier – I want it! Banking apps, emails on the go, getting my boyfriend to do the washing-up – all of it!
I recently came across Laundryheap and let me tell you, if I still lived in Birmingham I would be taking advantage. Founded in 2014 they basically are a collect and then deliver back launderette – what a genius idea!
As someone with far too many clothes, you wouldn’t believe that I often have times where I have nothing to wear! I am sure many of you can sympathise. Then you have that one outfit that you live in, you’re reliable outfit – and it’s dirty! Well, as Laundryheap do a 24-hour turnaround service, you can get away with sending it to them on Friday and still wearing it out on Saturday night, what a good idea.
Not only that, but they do ironing too, so your clothes come back to you literally ready to wear. They’re currently servicing London, Manchester, Coventry and Birmingham, but if they ever extend to Hampshire I’m pretty sure I’ll be trying them out!
How To Keep Your House Tidy During Lockdown
The truth is, that you really don’t have to if you don’t want to. Just do whatever it is that makes you happy and feel safe. I would say that if you’re able to keep on top of basic chores then this generally helps your mind to feel better anyway. That and your wardrobe of freshly cleaned and ironed clothes will hopefully help you feel okay during lockdown – and then we can all get on with hoping 2021 will be better.
If you have any quick, easy to implement, tips for tidying please share them below.