Your Social Distancing Starter Pack - Fun In Your Philly Apartment

Written by Carlyle Property Management on 05.20.20

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It's been a few months since Philly apartment residents began social distancing. If you've already cleaned every inch of your apartment, FaceTimed with every relative and cooked all of your favorite meals, it's time to get creative. Here is your social distancing starter pack to fun at-home.

Enter Your Chopped (Apartment) Kitchen

You've cooked all your favorite meals and got takeout from all your favorite Philly restaurants. But rather than take an extra trip to the grocery store, why not raid your pantry? Create your own at-home Chopped Challenge by having your roommate choose 5 ingredients from your cabinets that you must create a meal from. If you want to make it more interesting, invite friends to compete with you virtually from their own Philadelphia apartment buildings.

Create a Custom Care Package

Even though you might feel lonely during social distancing, it's nice to know that you are not alone. Everyone is going through this together, and it is important to acknowledge this. Put together home-made care packages for your family and friends to let them know they're on your mind. This will keep you busy and also bring joy to the people you love that don't live with you. Think of including items that will be fun and useful at home, such as an adult coloring book or even a roll of toilet paper.

Play a Virtual Board Game

Board game and puzzle sales have increased 400% since the start of quarantine. But if you're living in a one-bedroom apartment, you might not have enough players to participate in your favorite game. Because of social distancing, online board games have also grown increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional boardgames. Many online games have the option to connect and play with your friends or with random online-opponents.

Start a New Hobby

Young male artist painting at home

Although social distancing takes away time spent with friends, it also means having more time to yourself. Getting wrapped up in your career and everyday life can prevent you from finding a hobby you're truly passionate about. Spend your extra time focusing on yourself. Paint a picture, write a blog or go for a run. Who knows, you might unearth a hidden talent.

Read Everything

Although Philadelphia Public Libraries might be closed for the time-being, it doesn't mean you have to stop reading your favorite books. Even if you don't have a book stash already, now is the perfect time to start building your at-home library. If you're worried about running out of space on your bookshelf in your apartment, check out the Philly Free Library digital library and see what's available for you to read on your devices.

Find Your Next Apartment

Your apartment in Philadelphia is now not only your home, but your office, gym, and movie theater. It is the place you spend the most time in, and you rely on it more than ever before. Carlyle Property Management knows the importance of an apartment that fits all of your needs. Contact us today to find your next home.

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