25 Productive Things To Do At Home To Stay Busy

May 9, 2020
25 productive things to do at home to stay busy

Whether you’re at home by choice or not, it’s important to use the time you have at home to be productive. Relaxing is essential to your well-being, but it should always be done with moderation. There are only 24 hours in the day. 24 hours to use wisely. Choosing to relax or sleep most of those hours may seem quite appealing, but in the long run, it will hurt you more than help you. Don’t get me wrong, I wholeheartedly believe it is important to take care of yourself and make yourself a priority. However, taking care of yourself also means taking care of the time you are given.

Every minute that passes is a minute that you will never get back again. So, it’s important to enjoy your time but to also use it wisely. If you’re someone who wants to make the most of of your time at home, here are 25 productive things to do at home to stay busy!

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25 productive things to do at home to stay busy



Get rid of the clutter in your home by going through your things and setting aside anything that you don’t like, use anymore, or doesn’t spark joy in your life. Successfully declutter items by either throwing them away or donating them. 

1. Wardrobe decluttering – declutter the clothes and shoes in your closet. Get rid of all items you don’t wear, like, or need in your closet! 

2. Accessories + Jewelry decluttering – declutter your jewelry (rings, necklaces, earrings, chokers, bracelets, etc) and accessories ( purses, scarves, hats, etc) 

3. Make up decluttering – declutter your make up collection (brushes, palettes, glosses, foundation, mascaras, highlighters, blushes, etc) You know you need to πŸ˜‰ 

4. Phone declutteringdeclutter your camera roll, delete unnecessary apps, notes, photos, and videos. 

5. Computer decluttering – delete unwanted files to make space for new files.

6. Other decluttering – whether you’re an artist, a gamer, a book nerd, or a cook, get rid of the clutter in your collections!  


There is nothing better than living in a clean and organized home. It’s essential to create an environment that inspires you to create and live in. Take your time to deep clean and organize your home, one area at a time! Your time spent will be worth it.

7. Deep clean your room: make your bed, clean your vanity, clean your closet, clean and organize your drawers, vacuum/sweep the floors, and empty out your trash can.

8. Deep clean your bathroom: throw away old products (replace tooth brushes, mouth wash, soap etc), organize cabinets, clean the tub, scrub the sink, and disinfect all areas.

9. Deep clean your kitchen: clean counters/cabinets, put away dishes, wash out sink, disinfect all areas, clean the outside and inside of appliances (ex: microwave) and throw away trash

10. Clean out and organize your refrigerator and pantry and create a list of household items you need to buy and restock.

11. Deep clean your living room: clean and rearrange furniture, wipe down windows, tables, cabinets, rearrange and add new decor.

12. Go through cabinets and closets around your house and organize them!

13. Clean and organize your office/workspace. Again, an organized workspace will help you be more productive. 


Planning ahead helps you prepare, control and tackle your daily tasks and goals. 

14. Establish a solid fitness plan for at-home workouts or gym workouts (if the gym is an option for you) Use a workout planner to plan out your next set of workouts. 

15. Create a budget to help you spend and save money wisely. 

16. Choose reading plans, devotionals and books to read. 

17. Meal prep! Prep meals and snacks for the week. This is a huge time saver. 

18. Fill out your planner or a calendar with your plans and events for the next month.


As always, it’s important to make time for self-care, self-love and self-improvement. 

19. Read the Bible (there are 66 marvelous books to learn from in the Bible!)

20. Use a regular journal or a bullet journal to journal. Choose monthly themes, create beautiful daily/monthly spreads, create gratitude lists, and journal daily. 

21. Start a 30-day challenge

22. Handle emails: go through your inbox, clean out your emails and unsubscribe from unnecessary emails. 

23. Enjoy an at-home workout (here’s how!) It’s effective, it’s fun and it’s possible. Find a fitness trainer on YouTube, choose a workout and exercise away. 

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24. Practice a creative hobby: create music, paintings, drawings, devotionals, workouts, recipes, tutorials, etc! Β 

25. And the best for last, start a blog. Start a blog, create and schedule content, share your work and your thoughts with the world! 

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I apologize for the amount of cleaning and organizing ideas on this list. We’re very OCD over here, haha! #SorryNotSorry All jokes aside,Β I really hope you enjoyed this list of productive things to do at home.

Until next time,

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Comments (34)

  • Amanda

    May 9, 2020 at 10:12 am

    I’ve been really focusing on de-cluttering! And trying to get our outside all nice again when the weather is warm. Thanks for all these awesome ideas!!

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 9, 2020 at 1:36 pm

      That’s awesome. Decluttering is definitely a great way to pass time and get your home nice and organized. Thank you for reading!


  • Lori

    May 9, 2020 at 10:47 am

    What an excellent, thorough list! I am saving it for reference – I am going to work my way through each of these items! I love that you broke everything into major categories, so it doesn’t seem overwhelming. Great read, thanks!

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 9, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Aw, thank you! I’m glad you liked these ideas <3

  • Maeve

    May 9, 2020 at 11:16 am

    This is a great list! I’m definitely tabbing this for my next few days off! Xx

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 9, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Oooh, yaay! Thank you for reading.


  • Travelogged blogs

    May 9, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Wow you have a great list! I love reading books. Decluttering your phone is something new that I’ve heard of. Thanks for the post.

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 9, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Yes, books are great! And decluttering your phone is necessary from time to time. I love decluttering my photos and videos. Thank you!


  • Toby Raymon

    May 9, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Yes, my phone really needs a decluttering. πŸ˜…

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 9, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      Haha, Oh I so get it!


  • Johnny

    May 9, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    I’ve found myself reading the bible first thing in the morning recently. Backed it up with Yoga straight after and a prayer during my yoga sessions. I havent looked back since. I’m really glad you put reading the bible on your list because I feel it is important to be in touch with your spiritual wellbeing amongst your physical and mental.

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 9, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Hey, that makes me happy to hear! πŸ™‚ Reading the Bible is definitely SO important and good for our spiritual health.

      I love starting my day with prayer and ending it by reading the Bible.


  • Jaya

    May 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    I have cleaned and cleaned; deep cleaning uncovers nasty old spots in the kitchen especially!
    I am currently working through a couple garden and yard projects and relaxing with books and writing; productivity keeps my mind of many things I do not really need to think about and helps get stuff done.

    Love the idea of decluttering my online accounts!

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 11, 2020 at 9:42 am

      I love it! I’m the same way. I rather be extremely busy and productive than bored. Although I’m not into gardening, gardening projects always sound fun!


  • Beth

    May 9, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    I love this!!! So many amazing ideas.

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 11, 2020 at 9:42 am

      Thank you!-

  • The Newbury Girl

    May 9, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    I will def be doing some deep cleaning and decluttering now that I’m finished with all of my classes. Love the process of getting things organized as well as the final results – always so satisfying.

    Also, I think I’m going to try to plan out my routine better and try to time block my day. I’d love to switch up my routine now that my evening classes are finished. I miss being a morning person!

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 11, 2020 at 9:46 am

      Congrats on finishing your classes, girl. That is exciting! I love the entire process of cleaning and organizing, as well. It makes me so happy to see everything neatly organized and in their place. Yes, blocking time is the best way to go – it’ll help you be more disciplined and consistent, even when you don’t want to me.


  • Alyssa

    May 9, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    I’ve been avoiding decluttering because, well, it isn’t on my top ten list of fun things to do, but thank you for reminding me that I just need to go and get it done!

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 11, 2020 at 9:46 am

      I get it haha, but the feeling afterwards is so satisfying. Definitely give it a go! (:


  • monika

    May 10, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Lovely ideas sweetheartπŸ’™πŸ’™ Regards!

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 11, 2020 at 9:47 am

      Thank you, Monika! (:


  • Makeup Muddle

    May 10, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Such great tips, thanks for sharing them with us. I’ve really enjoyed being really ruthless with my decluttering, it’s the perfect time to be on top of everything like that xo

    Makeup Muddle

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 11, 2020 at 9:47 am

      Haha, “RUTHLESS” I love it. I’m glad we’re on the same page! Thanks for reading (:


  • Chloe Lauren

    May 10, 2020 at 11:52 am

    I’ve done several of these already, including the phone, computer and wardrobe decluttering as well as creating a reading plan. I might have to give some of the others on here a go also. Great list my friend! xx

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 11, 2020 at 9:48 am

      Glad to hear it. Thank you, Chloe <3

  • S. K. Nijjar

    May 10, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Such a great list. So many new things to do now. I’m bookmarking this so I can do some of the things on this list! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 11, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Awesome! go for it <3 thank you so much for reading!

  • mia

    May 11, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    This is a great list! I’ve been struggling to find productive uses for my time, so I need to take some of these on board xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 12, 2020 at 8:54 am

      Thank you for reading! Glad you found this list helpful (:


  • Natalia

    May 15, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you for writing and sharing such a true post. “However, taking care of yourself also means taking care of the time you are given.” That sentence is brilliant, most people are falling for self-indulgence instead of grasping the opportunities this period provides. I personally struggled with anxiety at the beginning, but staying active, dressing up, and praying have changed everything. I also love that you mention devotionals and the Bible, I am religious too and I love finding other religious bloggers to follow.

    1. Gabby Abigail

      May 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm

      You’re so sweet!:) Thank you, Natalia. I’m so glad to hear that you’re handling this quarantine the best way you could. Keeping yourself busy and staying close to God definitely helps.


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