With several weeks of social distancing under our belts, many of us have already tackled boredom-curing activities like spring cleaning, exercising, baking, and doing puzzles. We’ve previously shared ways to keep the kids amused, but we couldn’t forget about the adults! From organizing a virtual murder mystery party to learning how to bartend, here are nine activities you can enjoy now.
Home has taken on a whole new meaning as of late. It has transformed into a haven, a classroom, a workout studio, an office, and everything in between. As we spend more time at home than ever, we’ve learned a thing or two about the four walls around us.
For some of us, the pandemic has reminded us of all the reasons we fell in love with our homes. And for others, it has revealed all the reasons why it may be time to move on. Here’s how COVID-19 has impacted what we want from our homes.
The school year will soon be coming to a close, meaning e-learning is one less thing to keep kids occupied during quarantine. We’ve previously shared some of our go-to resources for curing the boredom bug, but because there can never be too many ideas for keeping them occupied, we have more! Here are some ways children can stay busy and give you a moment or two of reprieve.
There is no denying the impact that COVID-19 has had on our day-to-day lives, which is why it’s never been more important to support the local businesses that help our communities thrive.
From a fabric store on the North Shore that is helping people make masks for essential workers to a distillery that’s producing hand sanitizer instead of spirits, local businesses have come together in new ways to support each other, their communities, and those on the frontlines.
While you stay safe at home, here are 10 local businesses that you can help support throughout Chicagoland.
With workout classes cancelled and gyms closed, your fitness routine may feel a little off these days. Before you throw in the towel, remember that being active is not only good for your body; it’s good for your mind too. So whether you are a devout yogi, an avid strength trainer, or just in search of ways to stay in shape until you can return to your normal routine, we’ve rounded up some great options. Following are 10 workouts that will keep you active from the comfort of your home.
On Friday, March 27, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, aka the CARES Act, was officially signed into law.
As a locally owned business working with you along every step of the residential journey, @properties views this bill as a truly heartening development amidst the monumental challenges of COVID-19.
We know there are many resources available to learn about the Act. However, we wanted to summarize some of the essential benefits – especially those that may directly or indirectly apply to your real estate needs. Here are some of the key pieces of the CARES Act and related measures:
Let’s be honest. If you have young children at home, your life is complete chaos these days. With schools closed and students taking an e-learning approach to their assignments, parents are doubling as teachers – spending their days trying to make sense of confusing math worksheets and abstract essay prompts. And without set class times and extracurricular activities to burn off some energy, the phrase “I’m bored,” has become all too common. Here are a few ways the kids can keep busy while you sort out your responsibilities.
What happens when the lines between work life and home life become blurred? It’s a question many of us are facing as we practice social distancing and the art of working from home.
Maybe you’re someone who runs into distraction after distraction – the dishwasher needs to be unloaded, the laundry needs to be folded, the dog needs to be walked. Or perhaps you’re the type of person who ends up answering emails way beyond normal office hours and working into the wee hours of the morning. Wherever you are on the spectrum, it’s important to find a healthy balance. Here are our tips:
As we spend more and more time indoors this month, we wanted to share a few ways you can take advantage of being home. So whether you’re catching up on sleep, learning a new skill, or planning your next well-deserved vacation, make the most of it! Here are some things you can do while you practice “social distancing.”