101 Things To Do When You Are Stuck Inside

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Are you bored, yet? Don’t stress! Here’s 101 things to do when you are stuck inside…

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Hello! I hope you’re feeling great! Today, I’ve put together a little list for you, of 101 things to do when you are stuck inside.

As a small business owner, I’ve been working at home for over 15 years. I’m used to being inside…alone…most of the time.

And it doesn’t bother me. I’m very good at filling my time.

But, I realize that being indoors ALL.THE.TIME. might not be so comfortable for everyone.

If you are used to going out to work every day, I’m sure you are probably incredibly bored at home.

Especially if you have been laid off or have lost your job altogether.


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But, I hope these ideas help you quell the boredom…in yourself and your family!

While this is nowhere near a comprehensive list, I tried to come up with ideas that would help just about anyone find something fun to do while being stuck inside at home right now!

I hope you find something fun for you, too!

Let’s have a look, shall we?

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101 Things To Do When You Are Stuck Inside

Top 50

  1. Crochet a blanket or a pillowcase
  2. Sew a skirt
  3. Knit a pair of socks or a hat
  4. Learn to quilt
  5. Clean a room that is often ignored
  6. Organize your spice cabinet
  7. Start seeds to transplant outside when it warms up…Don’t forget your miniature greenhouses!
  8. Separate and re-pot your houseplants
  9. Grow a salad inside
  10. Read a book (Get a free 30 day trial for Amazon Kindle!)
  11. Make your own laundry detergent
  12. Do your laundry
  13. Host an old-fashioned game night for the kids
  14. Redecorate your bathroom using things from elsewhere in the house
  15. Draw a cartoon character of each of your family members
  16. Make your own birthday cards to send throughout the year
  17. Paint a picture of your favorite landscape
  18. Cook a fancy dinner
  19. Bake a new dessert
  20. Make some old-fashioned candy
  21. Learn a new language
  22. Make your own personalized notepads
  23. Order some cute stationery and write a letter to a friend
  24. Learn how to preserve your favorite fruits and vegetables
  25. Plan your next vacation
  26. Exercise
  27. Make homemade dishwasher detergent tablets
  28. Do the dishes…come on, you know you’ve got a sink full!
  29. Rearrange your living room furniture
  30. Dig through your recycling and make some cute storage containers out of glass jars
  31. Do a puzzle with the family
  32. Start a blog
  33. Clean your closet and sell your unused stuff on eBay or if it’s vintage, on Etsy
  34. Bake cookies
  35. Create a bullet journal
  36. Make a big, country style breakfast with pancakes, bacon or sausage, eggs, fried potatoes, toast and the whole nine yards
  37. Have a dance party…alone, with your spouse or with the kids
  38. Make homemade Christmas gifts for the kids or for their teachers
  39. Host a themed dinner party for your family and dress up as appropriate
  40. Make ice cream sundaes
  41. Have a picnic in the living room
  42. Make a scrapbook
  43. Draw a self-portrait
  44. Learn a new craft (Here’s 50 Classes for FREE on Creativebug)
  45. Make a bonfire in the backyard and whip up some S’mores
  46. Have a video game marathon with the kiddos
  47. Host a “happy hour” for your spouse (and other adults that live with you) – play bartender and create some new cocktails or stick with old-fashioned favorites
  48. Try a new recipe for soup
  49. Fix the little things around the house (squeaky door, loose hinge, etc.)
  50. Make a list of things you want to do

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  51. Write a song
  52. Learn to play a musical instrument
  53. Make dinner for breakfast and/or breakfast for dinner
  54. Have dessert for lunch…because why not?
  55. Make some fancy, flavored popcorn and have a movie marathon
  56. Take an online class to learn a new skill
  57. Visit a virtual museum
  58. Attend a live streaming concert
  59. Create an obstacle course in the living room
  60. Play a card game
  61. Learn a new dance move
  62. Read a magazine
  63. Play an old-fashioned game – jacks, marbles, ring toss, etc.
  64. Paint sun catchers for the windows
  65. Make homemade pizza
  66. Create and bury a time capsule
  67. Build a castle out of stones or toothpicks
  68. Paint rocks
  69. Write a book
  70. Update your resume
  71. Have a photo shoot
  72. Write a love letter to your special someone
  73. Start a craft business
  74. Open an online store
  75. Plan the garden of your dreams
  76. Learn how to make medicinal tinctures
  77. Make your own paperweights
  78. Build a piece of furniture
  79. Make your own paper products
  80. Make your own jewelry
  81. Learn to sew your own clothes
  82. Bake some homemade dog treats for your favorite puppy
  83. Make individual pizzas or for your freezer
  84. Mix your own herbal tea
  85. Make your own reusable sandwich bagsfor when you go back to work and/or school
  86. Send a “Thinking of You” card to a sick friend or family member
  87. Make your own gel air fresheners
  88. Download some free printable wall art and redecorate your kitchen
  89. Make some chicken stock to fill your freezer
  90. Bake muffins for breakfast
  91. Make your own soap
  92. Give yourself a haircut
  93. Make some hand sanitizer
  94. Clean your washing machine
  95. Make your own dryer sheets
  96. Build an “easy change” frame for free printable wall art
  97. Make a pom pom rug for next to your bed
  98. Give a piece of furniture a makeover
  99. Take inventory of everything you have in your fridge, freezer and pantry
  100. Make a menu plan using only the ingredients you have at home
  101. Bake a pie

Whew! That’s alotta things to do! What are you going to try first?


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