Things escalated pretty quickly and you might find yourself in quarantine right now. Unless you are a medical worker like I am, work in retail, delivery, specific manufacture or other these days indispensable jobs, you get to live what the rest of us dream of- nothing.

I get to deal with the shit I summed up in Corona stories from the pharmacy every day, but I’d much rather be doing some of the following.

Here are my 40 things to do during a quarantine:

1. Rest

Number one for obvious reasons.

Sleep late. Take naps. Your working self is daydreaming about this most of the time. You owe it to yourself.

If you’re quarantined because you were diagnosed with COVID-19, you’re waiting for results or came from concerned areas then the rest is prior to you. Sleep, wash your hands, avoid contact, eat fruits and veggies or take your vitamins in any other form and all other recommendations I’m sure you heard by now.

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2. Netflix and quarantine

Obviously. Finally, you have all of the time to search the Netflix series list for hours before watching the same show again and again.

If you’re looking for some recommendations check out my review lists: TV Shows. Besides Netflix shows you can find there movie reviews of shows from different streaming platforms I watched and reviewed for you.

3. Cook

Everyone is bulk buying pretty much everything from supermarkets so let’s make good use out of it and learn how to cook and bake properly.

If you stock your pantry with food supplies before your quarantine, good for you and If not so, ask someone not quarantined to do your shopping for you.

If you’re on your own order groceries in, from platforms like Walmart or Wise Company I would recommend checking out. Everything feels so dystopian right now and emergency food supplies don’t seem that crazy anymore. Wise Company stocks you up on frozen dried fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, and others. Grab some while they are still in stock.

For complete amateurs, there are sites like Simplycook that’s gonna send you the recipe boxes with step by step to becoming a decent cook. You can find plenty of great recipes at topsecretrecipes as well.

4. Clean your house

Spring clean your quarantine mansion. It should take you at least one quarantine day if you ought to do it properly.

5. Marie Kondo your life

Sort out everything that doesn’t sparkle joy anymore.

Sort out your cabinets and throw away the unimportant stuff and spend the rest of your day playing with the long-forgotten stuff you just found.

6. Rearrange your home

Remember when you were a kid and all you wanted to do, was to rearrange the furniture in your room. Then you actually did it and called your family to take a look and everyone would applaud on your designer’s talent.

Good times.

It felt like a fresh start and once we all finally overcome this whole pandemic we would definitely need a fresh start.

7. Make a face masks

In my country, they won’t let you on a bus or subway unless you’re wearing a face mask or any other forms of protecting your nose and mouth, for example with a scarf or homemade face masks.

There are plenty of tutorials online on how to make a face mask yourself and I tried to do one myself and it was terrible.

First of all my sewing machine refused to collaborate so I found some tutorials for a face mask using just an iron and a needle. Did not went that well either as I managed to burn through the thoroughly precut textile of my destroyed shirt.

The third attempt was quite successful and I managed to create a face mask using just a textile, needle, thread, and a lot of patience and frustrating noises. It did take me a lot of time so If you wish to kill time and appreciate the simple things in life try making a face mask.

8. Put on a face mask

And now I’m talking about different types of face masks. Take one day out of your quarantine time to have a spa day. Order some great face masks at Clinique or Macy’s , dip into a bubble bath with a glass of wine and some music and just chill.

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9. Books

You have peace, quiet, and time to finally read the books again. I know it’s not the same as it used to be when you were younger and would devour a book in one night, hiding from your parents with just a flashlight because you just couldn’t let go. Couldn’t put the damn books down.

While you were cleaning your apartment you might find some books you started to read but never had the time, energy or attention span to actually finish. Now is the time.

When you’re done with them,  search for some more online. AbeBooks has an incredible collection and I just love how The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History is their trend number one these days.

Even during the COVID-19  pandemic, we should not forget about climate change. Amazingly our carbon footprint is decreasing rapidly but we can still do more and the least we could do is recycle. Even recycle books. Thriftbooks sells used books and there are plenty of them you can get at the lowest prices.

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10. Audiobooks

If you’re too old and beaten by life to keep your eyes open to read a book, audiobooks are the solution.

I’m a sucker for audiobooks. There is something so calming about someone telling you an interesting goodnight story. Oh, the nostalgia.

Audiobooks offer a spectacular selection and with a free tutorial, you get to pick 2 free audiobooks of your choice.

11. Podcasts

There’s not gonna be enough quarantine days to be ever done with the podcasts.

12. Excercise

Gyms are closed so no one is going to see you sweat your ass off and breathe heavily in your shallow attempts of exercising, but you. Let’s get out of this pandemic jacked as hell, which is gonna be super hard with all of those snacks just sitting in your drawer right?

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13. Yoga

You won’t sweat that much and there are basically no strict rules. You do you. Do what makes you comfortable, slowly push the limits and just breathe. Lie on the ground still, breathe deeply and call it yoga.

Slowing down is the bright side of this whole tragedy.

14. Meditate

On one hand, I’m glad we get updates about the infectious spread or death rate every 20 minutes. On the other, it’s so freaking stressful.

That’s why it would be so awesome if you could find a couple of minutes of your busy day of doing nothing to actually do nothing. Just sit, breathe, and don’t think about anything. Honestly, it’s harder than it sounds.

15. Clean your windows

This comes up from my experiences with Americans. I feel like you guys clean your windows like once a year or once every other year. What’s up with that? Or is it just the people I know?

Anyhow, it’s ok to clean your windows more often and it would definitely keep you busy for a while.

16. Sex

I know you’ve been dying for me to say this. What better time to kill time?

Trust me a lot of people are fond of baby-making this quarantine as they, later on, visit our pharmacy to ease the consequences of the rough lovemaking. Sure paracetamol, vitamin c, thermometers, face masks or hand sanitizers are number one these days but vaginal cream is a close second.

Nothing is stopping you from having fun on your own, on your self-quarantine. Pornhub offered free premium access to quarantined Italians and that’s super nice of them.

Slovakia’s number one search at pornhub is CORONA and I believe many Slovak people mistook pornhub search for google search. Not surprising though.

17. Movie marathons

Once you finish up with all of the Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter movies, the quarantine would be over.

18. Clean your wardrobe

Try on your old clothes and see if they fit. Maybe this would motivate you to exercise or snack up more.

Winter is almost over so feel free to bring out your summer clothes from the back of the wardrobe and switch them with your winter coats.

It would be fun to try your clothes on once, at the beginning of the quarantine, and once at the end, just to see what happens.

19. Online shopping

Even when shops are closed you can still go nuts on online shopping. The list of my preferred fashion sites I reviewed is right here: Fashion.

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Besides that the best ones out there in my opinion are:






20. Board games

If you’re quarantined with your family, significant others, or roommates then board games are a great way to connect, spend some quality time together or get super angry at each other.

Safe to say you won’t be bored at all.

21. Online games

Be like the kid who asks you if you have games on your phone.

Get some. Spend unholy time playing them and once this all is over delete it in order to become a functional part of the society.

If you own some sort of video game console you might not even notice there is a pandemic going out outside so you just stay put.

22. Gardening

If you live in a house with a garden get it ready for the spring.

If you, like me, live in an apartment with a balcony, get that balcony ready for late summer hangouts.

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23. Message your ex

Start a drama. It’s not like they could confront you until this quarantine is done. Or simply ask how are they doing and watch it mess with them.

24. Message your friends

It’s the time when most of the population is sitting on their asses doing nothing. Message your highschool friends you haven’t been in touch for years and get reminiscing.

Call your grandparents. Talk to them. Isolation is super hard on them when all they hear from the news is how they’re gonna die next.

25. Draw

I’ve been saying I’ll get back to drawing for 2 years now. Sadly, I have to work so you can sit home, so feel free to live up my dream.

26. Deep clean your bathroom

Scrub your bathtub or shower. Actually, scrub everything off. Pick up clogged hair, wash your washing machine, clean every possible loophole you never even noticed by now. Again, you have the time to do it now. All you need now is the will.

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27. Sort out your containers

I’m sure you have a drawer full of containers and lids right?

Check if all of your containers have an appropriate lid. I sure as hell know I have way more containers than I have lids. I’ll have to look into that soon.

28. Learn a new language

Use the quarantine to improve yourself and learning a new language is the ultimate way to do that. Rosetta Stone could help you with that. Choose the language you wish to learn and get 3 days trial for free.

29. Clean your handbags

Ladies let’s be fair, who actually regularly clean their handbag?

Speaking from experiences, I found 5 hand sanitizer gels once I cleaned up my handbags. Doing so could save lives.

30. Clean your trash can

Did you know you can actually clean your rubbish bin? When was the last time you did that? What’s stopping you? It’s not just about exchanging the bin bags, let’s clean the bin itself this time.

31. Write

Write a diary, letters, blog, or book. I’m sure all of the part-time bloggers are having a blast right now. So much free time to do what you love so write your heart out.

32. Clean your laptop and phone

Not only disinfect them from the outside, even though, you show definitely do that.

Clean up your folders. Delete the apps you’re not using. Change your background. Sort out your photos. Clean out your iCloud. Delete the iTunes albums you no longer listen to. Rearrange the apps. Actualize the Windows now, don’t remind me later.

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33. Youtube

Endless hole of entertainment. Best moments of this or that. Top funny cats or dogs. Conspiracy theories. Bloopers. Best ticktock. Best Vines. Live shows. Crash courses. Literally anything you can think of. How could you even be bored with youtube? Empty inside, sure, but not bored.

34. Stalking

You have so much time to actually dig deep into the stalking world and it’s so easy to lost track of time while finding out what your kindergarten sweetheart is up to these days.

Be careful and don’t turn into Joe Goldberg YOU.

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35. Family time

Spend time with your family. You never know, they might be pretty nice people.

36. Learn to embroider

All you need is some textiles, needles, thread, and a lot of time and will to stab something repeatedly.

37. Wash your blinds

Because why not.

38. Change your hairstyle

I do this on a regular basis, whether there is a pandemic or not. More on that in my New Hair, Who Dis? article. Hairdressers are closed so why not try to cut or color your hair yourself. Good news – if you mess it up no one would know cuz you’re all quarantined.

39. Check out my blog

I’ve been writing here on renegade7x for around 3 years now and there are plenty of published articles to catch up on.

40. What we’re all be doing anyway:

Despite all of these tips, I’m positive most of the people would just hang around refreshing the same 3 social media apps and complaining about how bored they are while eating snacks. It’s me. I’m the people.

Times are tough but don’t forget we’re all in this together.

Our grandparents were called out to war to fight.

We are called out to sit on a couch and do nothing. We got this.


  1. March 17, 2020 / 4:50 pm

    Good ideas. I’m not really into the fashion stuff, so I don’t read articles about that, but this article was interesting for me to read, and of course, timely.

  2. March 17, 2020 / 4:54 pm

    For the moment, I am working at my newspaper office so you aren’t the only one that has to go to work! Though that could change by end of week. We got an email from corporate asking to send even more of our people home after sending half people home.

    But when I’m home, I’ve been watching the Hallmark channel thanks to the Frndly app on my Roku stick. And Hulu. Last night I watched American Idol. I don’t have the live plan so I watch the episodes after they air. I have been riding my indoor bike a lot to try to help that gnawing feeling I have because this virus is making us lose a lot of our advertising side and that’s not good for a newspaper. Two huge special tabs have been cancelled cause of the virus, our yearly event and March Madness. Oh, and I’ve been working through my ARC’s which I would normally do anyway.

    And I also have groceries for another week or so.

  3. March 17, 2020 / 5:30 pm

    Here in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 all health service staff who are pregnant have been sent home for 12 weeks so I’m sure they can find something on your list to do. I however like you will continue to work as I’m a nurse. Stay safe x

  4. March 17, 2020 / 7:21 pm

    Girl, you are right! We do NOT clean our windows enough! I read that and thought for a second… wait, I clean my windows and then I thought about it some more and even with my crazy OCD I only my windows maybe once a month or 2 and that’s in the warmer months… I hardly clean them at all in winter. I know you are right most only clean their windows once a year! What IS wrong with us?

  5. March 17, 2020 / 8:17 pm

    Baking bread, making soup, taking walks. We ran out of cilantro today, but are otherwise well. 🙂

  6. March 17, 2020 / 11:23 pm

    I’m so appreciate of all the healthcare, first responders and retail clerks still working. I braved the stores the other day and it was madness even with most things being out. Hopefully everyone remembers what you guys are going through right now and treats you right! Best wishes!

  7. sherry
    April 11, 2020 / 3:19 pm

    Thank you for sharing this list. Much needed. Hope you are safe and doing well.

  8. May 20, 2020 / 5:55 am

    #16 should be the popular choice! 🙂

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