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10 Things to Do At Home While Stuck in Quarantine

“We need solitude, because when we're alone, we're free from obligations, we don't need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.”

Tamim Ansary

  1. Start a Fiverr Account

Do you sing? Are you an artist? Would you like to teach a class? On Fiverr.com you can do just that in the comforts of your own home! Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance work. Set your own rate and start getting paid for your talents.

  1. Do a Social Media Challenge

Since many of us are stuck in the house at this time, people have been creating fun social media...

7 Items to Routinely Disinfect in Your Home

“Nine-tenths of our sickness can be prevented by right thinking plus right hygiene - nine-tenths of it!”

Henry Miller

 

  1. Door Knobs and Light Switches

Door knobs and light switches are frequent-contact surfaces in every home. These surfaces are home to viruses and germs that can easily spread throughout a home with each touch. Use disinfectant spray to rid door knobs and light switches of bacteria. Disinfectant sprays are recommended for these surfaces because the spray can reach every nook and cranny that disinfectant wipes might miss.

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8 In-Home Activities to Lower Stress and Raise Optimism

You know you could do a puzzle, you know you could play another board game, but here are 8 Unique and Different Activities that can lead to lower stress and hopefully add some optimism to your daily life and outlook! We are all in this together!

1) Make It A Contest!

Compete with family in-person or on video: who can load/unload the dishwasher fastest, who can do the most push-ups, make a fun competition out of anything! 

2) Start a Garden


Indoor or outdoor, now is the perfect time to start a garden. There are various websites to order...

Basic Spring Cleaning Guide

“The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.”

Marie Kondo

It’s time to crank up the tunes and give your home the deep clean it’s been waiting for. In this article, we list areas of the home that are in need of some seasonal cleaning and tell you the best ways to accomplish each task. Keep this guide handy as you begin cleaning your home for the spring!

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Hendricks County Spring Events 2020!

 

1) INDIANAPOLIS RUBBER STAMP & PAPER ARTS FESTIVAL

Art stamps, cradmaking, scrapbooking, paper crafts, paper and supplies ~ Classes, Free Demonstrations, Make & Takes, ATC Contest. Friendly Exhibitors, Fabulous Products, New Techniques and a wonderful weekend of fun! 

  • Dates: March 19, 2020 - March 21, 2020

  • Location: Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex

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Top 10 Must-Have Bedroom Items from Amazon

“When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping!”

Anonymous 

The Indy Home Pros team is back again to bring you 10 more amazing items you didn’t know you needed from Amazon. In this article, we list 10 must-have items for the bedroom. Tell us what your favorite item is in the comments below!

  1. Microfiber Sheets (19.99)

Having quality sheets is a bedroom staple. These affordable...

5 Effective Ways to Create a Home Office Fit for Productivity

There’s a science behind creating the perfect home office. In this article, we list 5 effective ways anyone can create a space fit for productivity.

  1. Colors and Productivity

Colors trigger the human brain into giving an emotional response. When we see red, we may associate it with danger or anger. When we see yellow, we may tie it to happiness. How can we use this to our advantage in a space such as a home office? Of course, yellow may not be everyone’s color of choice and emotional interpretation can vary. As previously mentioned, red can be associated with danger in the eyes of one person, but in the eyes of another, can easily be tied to love or the idea of romance. The color one chooses for their home office should be based on their color preference and how they personally connect with a shade. For this space, it is not necessarily the shade you chose, but the intensity of the color that affects productivity. According to Angela Wright, a world-renowned color psychologist, bold hues stimulate the brain, while soft shades soothe (Bailey, Chris). The kind of work conducted in a home office and it’s intensity should help determine...

10 Very Useful Amazon Products for Your Home

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”

Bo Derek, Actress, Film Producer, & Model

These products from Amazon are must-haves for any home. Check out these 10 items and add them to your cart!

  1. Silicone Dishwashing Gloves (13.99)

Dishes can be a hassle, but these dishwashing gloves make the process a little easier. These silicone gloves have dense bristles that create lots of foam and properly cleans dishes. These gloves are also multi-purpose and can be used to clean a bathroom, car, and even a pet! Of course for sanitary reasons, we recommend buying separate pairs for different uses. 

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10 Amazon Items Every New Home Owner Needs

You’ve got your new home, or you’re preparing extra hard before you do, and you want to know just what you need. We tried to leave the more obvious and basic needs off this list, like bowls and forks. We assume you knew you needed those.

So. You’ve got pots, you’ve got pans, but what are the things you will undoubtedly need and are sure to forget? We’ve got 10 for you!

1) Plants!

Plants are easy to overlook when you get a new home, as you can be concerned about literally everything else, but trust us when we say the calmness and serenity they can add to your home’s ambiance is invaluable! Compare the pictures below

 

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5 Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Sanctuary

Not having a space you can call your own is dangerous. Everyone needs a sanctuary.”

Marie Kondo, Japanese Organizing Consultant

As Marie Kondo states, “Everyone needs a sanctuary”. When in the grasp of everyday life, returning to a stress-free space is exactly what we crave. Take a look at these 5 ways to turn a home into a sanctuary.

  1. Natural Light

Allowing natural light to enter the home is a perfect way to set the tone for the day. Studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D have been linked with depression. Winter depressions have also been shown to be responsive to light therapy. Allow light to enter your home by swapping out dark bulky curtains for lighter colors with permeable fabric. Some choose to get rid of curtains all together for a modern and open design. Inviting light into a home creates the perfect environment for a more breathable...

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