The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone around the world. In the United States, most people are under shelter-in-place orders, with no real end in sight for possibly the next several weeks.
These are trying times for everyone as we all adjust to the “new normal” in practically all aspects of our lives.
Here are five ways your life needs to change because of COVID-19:
- Take Inventory
Simple tasks such as going to the grocery store have all of a sudden become difficult. Since we all need to eat, you should do a better job of taking stock of what food supplies you have on hand and what you will need. It is now possible to order online for either pickup or delivery, but slots fill up quickly and might not be available for several days. Therefore, you need to plan accordingly so you don’t run out of food and other essential supplies.
Be sure to stock up, but don’t hoard. Be sure to maximize your storage space, which might be somewhat limited. If you need to go to a store yourself, take cautions like wearing a face mask and disposable gloves.
- Working From Home
If you still have a job, you might be doing it from home for quite some time. No one knows when the economy will reopen, and even when it does, it could be in stages. If you don’t already have a home office, you should find an area where you can set up your laptop and work comfortably. Try to find a place where you won’t be distracted by others living in your home.
- Care For The Kids
If you have children of any age, you need to consider the fact that they may be learning remotely for some time. If so, find a place in your manufactured home where they can set up their laptop and books and learn without distractions. Make sure that they are keeping up with their lessons and homework.
You’ll also need to figure out how they will get exercise and be able to participate in any activities that can be conducted safely. Their physical and mental health will be paramount in these trying times.
- Focus On Cleanliness And Hygiene
Besides washing your hands as often as possible, clean and disinfect your manufactured home more than you ever have before. It’s crucial to keep on top of this. Try to keep a good stock of cleaning supplies on hand, including disinfecting spray and wipes, hand soap and sanitizer, dish soap, laundry detergent and bleach. Clean and disinfect your kitchen and bathroom often.
- Take Care Of Yourself
With so much upheaval in your personal and professional life, you need to take care of your mental and physical health. Try not to stress. Everybody is going through this to similar degrees. Try to get enough sleep. Go for walks or bicycle rides, as long as you can do so safely.