We can’t all get away this summer, either because prices are high or we still have concerns about COVID-19, but we can definitely try to improve our living space and to make it that much more fun to use. Many people are selecting to have staycations this year instead of risking exposure by going anywhere (and some people are locked down again and can’t go anywhere). So what is one to do? Here are a few great suggestions.
- Invest in games: There are so many fun games out there today and you can certainly buy a few (or a dozen) and get the family playing together. Yes, you can always download games on an iPad or computer, but it’s certainly more fun to sit around the table and to play a game together. Check out Perpetual Commotion, Rummy Cube, Rack-O, and GoSports Slammo for some fun game ideas.
- Cooking: If you haven’t already started focusing on cooking for yourself or teaching the kids to do more, now is a great time. If you look at a place like MasterClass, you’ll find chefs like Gordon Ramsey teaching cooking classes. You can learn some simple techniques, or really blossom into a master chef by the end of the summer.
- Hot tubs: So we can’t all get away to an expensive hotel this summer, but many people could probably afford to buy an inflatable hot tub. Yes, this is actually a thing, and CNN has recently done a story about the best inflatable hot tubs to buy! They aren’t that expensive, considering that you can use it in the comfort of your own home every single day. It might just be worth the splurge.