Many Americans are suddenly finding themselves stuck at home for an extended period of time. Some might now have children at home, some are lucky enough to work from home and others are at home because they don’t want to venture out.

The reason you are stuck at home really doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you use this time at home to do more than be super lazy. The temptation to lounge on the couch watching television is huge.

Earthwise Pest Management, your commercial pest control in Sacramento, offers this list of useful things you could be doing while you are stuck at home.

Deep Cleaning

It’s almost spring, so you might as well go ahead and get started on the deep cleaning. You might want to start with the closets.

Go through all of the stuff in your closets and get rid of all of the things you no longer need. Then, you can start another cleaning project. We are sure the basement could use some attention and your garage is probably quite messy as well.

Quality Time with Kids

If you have kids, it is likely they are home with you. What a perfect opportunity to enjoy some activities with them. If you have young children, you can spend some time reading to them or playing a game with them.

If the weather is good, you should have a picnic in the backyard, kids love picnics.

Whatever you do, stay focused on the moment and leave your cell phone off so it doesn’t cause a distraction.

Meals in Advance

There are all types of soups, casseroles and stews that you could be making and freezing for future use.

You tend to complain a lot about having to come home from work and having to cook dinner. It can be a huge pain. But since you are at home now anyway, you may as well prepare several meals and freeze them for future use.

Imagine how nice it will be to come home from work a month or two from now and have a meal thawed and ready to go.

Hone Your Cooking Skills

Maybe you are a good cook and maybe you are not. Either way, you can use this time you have at home to hone your cooking skills.

This isn’t so much a matter of learning to make fancy dishes, you just want to make cooking more efficient and fun.

You can also use this time at home to pore over recipes on the internet and get some awesome dinner ideas. Let’s face it, you have been in a food rut as of late. You are serving spaghetti every Thursday; like, every Thursday.

Read a Book

It can be really tempting to fall into some mindless entertainment because you are just sitting around the house. But rather than turning Netflix on, perhaps it is a better idea to grab a book. There is probably a book that you have been meaning to read for a while.

If not, you can definitely find a book that attracts your interest.

Learn a New Work Skill

There are several skills you could acquire that would help you earn a promotion or even a new job offer. If you are ready to step up in your career, use this home time to learn a new skill or two.

There are literally almost endless sources for learning online. From ebooks to videos on YouTube, the possibilities are endless.

Go Through Your Bills

When was the last time you have actually read the contents of one of your bills? If you were to actually read your cable bill, you might be surprised by what you find. You might be paying for a service that you stopped using months or even years ago.

Take the time to carefully go over all of your bills to see if you are paying for something you either don’t need or no longer want. It stands to save you a little money each month.

Fix Your Smartphone

Your smartphone is a powerful tool, but it can be too much at times. You probably have apps on your phone you have hardly, if ever, used. So now is a good time to go through and get rid of what you no longer need.

If you are in need of pest control, give Earthwise Pest Management a call.