Project ideas around the house (for when you don't feel productive at all) • The Blonde Abroad

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I will be the first to admit that productivity was not 100% recently – and I guess I'm not the only one. While there are some tips I use to increase my productivity, there are some days where I just…slope.

Do you know the feeling?

Although it's very easy to get on the couch in front of the TV or keep scrolling through Instagram, I can't stand this * guilty * waste of time. While I realize that this is imperative and sometimes you have to give yourself grace, there are other times when I need to do mental testing, but I still want to do something productive

And in an effort to cut off any extra work for you, I've put together a list of projects you can tackle at home. For me, these are projects that have been left in the backburner for a long time or they are the things I always want to do and never get there.

Here are some ideas for projects around the house when you don't feel productive at all!


Clean and organize

Spend this time getting involved in household chores that you have postponed (such as cleaning your closet, creating items you want to donate, arranging the closet, etc.).

Cleaning is extremely healing, so wear this inspired podcast and get to it!

Sell ​​your used products

After sorting your closet, if you have items that are in good condition and you want to try your hand at the sale, look at Poshmark and Thread Up!

If you have "like new" or "softly used clothes" but keep them because they are worth over $ 0.50 in a garage sale, check out Poshmark, a free online platform for buying and selling clothes. Poshmark gets a small commission for the sale, but sends you a prepaid shipping and packaging label, so all you have to do is sell it and then leave it in the mail!

Thread Up is really great as it will provide you with a great bag so you can send all your items – they will go through the pieces, photograph them professionally and you will receive a part of the sale.

Leave the pile

While this is related to cleaning and organization, do some digging – what have you not cleaned in a while?

Are there any old boxes under the bed? This random "garbage" drawer? Does your shelf need to be organized and there are books out there that you haven't read or want to share with a friend?

Learn how to make a new meal

I have shared many recipes from around the world on TBA recently and now is the right time to learn how to make a new dish!

Digital organization

This is a huge need for me and I learned my lesson in the past when I thought I had lost all my photos – my laptop broke and I spent the whole weekend working to retrieve photos from so many trips.

So take a lesson from me and stay on top of your digital organization!

  1. Back up your photos to Cloud
  2. Organize digital photos into folders and copy them to a hard drive
  3. Clean your computer desktop
  4. Delete all unwanted emails and reset your inbox

Productive DIYS

Once I started traveling and blogging, creating new things and taking new photos, it never seemed long enough to go back and reflect, let alone make art. Sometimes I take thousands of photos in one day. Multiply this by 8 years of travel… phew! So the photos sit on hard drives, while the postcards and ticket coupons sit in boxes waiting for a day when I will have time to remember them in some way.

I decided to finally read the files and put the last three years of friends, family and experiences in South Africa in a photo book.

As soon as I started reading photos, I couldn't stop. I laughed, I cried, I searched again for some of the happiest moments of my life. Creating this photobook was a journey in itself, and it already feels like one of my most precious possessions.

Artifact Uprising made it very easy for me to create and design my own photobook – the process helped me to overcome the part of my creative block. And I'm so impressed with the quality – it's like a professional desk book that we can appreciate forever!

Consider going back to your photos and creating this album or just getting the prints you've always said you want! In addition, you can use the code "BLONDEABROAD15" with a 15% discount on photo albums and much more!

Use the idea of ​​Mise En Place

You have heard the phrase able;

Make sure everything has a place to live. while the expression able It is commonly used in a culinary kitchen, it literally means "everything is in place" and is a very good rule of thumb to keep things neat and tidy.

I'm a big fan of the label maker and I give everyone a special place!

Another thing you can do is either make a spice jar or a spice rack and highlight everything!

Make a lifestyle change

Nothing makes you feel more productive than doing something good for your health, right? One of my favorite lifestyle changes – both for overall health, for reducing waste and plastics, and for my environmental impact – is the transition to vegetable milk.

The switch is not as scary as you think! See how I make vegetable milk at home with just 50 cents for all the details and recipes!


Schedule your next trip

Not that you need a license, but that's the perfect excuse to spend some time studying Pinterest and discover your future travels! Start storing some ideas and while you don't need to book tickets or accommodation right now, it definitely helps to keep a schedule in mind.

Make your dream itinerary!

What things would you add to this list to be productive?ref;