In an oft-quoted Game of Thrones line, winter is coming to Canada. And you know what that means: a cold that can sometimes penetrate the bones. The last thing you want to do is to spend a lot of time outdoors, especially not with the coronavirus pandemic still around.
The best thing you can do this winter is to nest, and here are four projects that will make this season at home more bearable:
1. Prepare the Yard
Snow could hit your plants and grass the hardest, so before the flakes start to fall, prep the ground. You can do it yourself or, better yet, call commercial mowers.
Although they specialize in commercial landscaping, many can also offer residential services, such as pest management and plant care depending on the season.
2. Build a Shed
Wouldn’t it be great if you’ve got yourself a man cave? But in case you don’t have a basement, a garage, or any spare space in the home, bring it to the yard. To be more specific, build a shed.
A shed at home can make a nice diversion when you’re getting tired holed up in your home, seeing the same room. Moreover, because it’s small, you can change its looks without spending too much money. In fact, you can already buy prefabricated ones on Amazon.
Once winter and the pandemic is over, spruce up the shed, transform it into a gorgeous cabin, and rent it out to tourists.
3. Brew a Beer
Liquors such as beer are actually pricier in Canada than in the United States. However, you might need a chug a few times during the season to help you get by the monotony, upgrade your meals, or simply relax you.
If you’re wee far from a Couche-Tard or want to save a few bucks, learn to brew a beer. These days, you can already find a lot of sellers offering kits that already contain most or all the supplies you need, except for determination and patience.
As you improve your knowledge, you can already play around with its flavors. Who knows then, you might build a craft brewery next year?
4. Create a Home Gym
Studies already show that people tend to gain weight during winter. These are holiday months, so you can look forward to feasts and intimate gatherings with friends and family.
The snow and the frigid temperature will make it worse for you. You less likely want to go out even for a jog.
However, in these times, you need to maintain a good weight to strengthen your immune system and beat the blues. For that, you can set up a home gym.
For starters, you need not spend a lot of money on fancy pieces of equipment. If you’re a beginner, a pair of 5- to 10-pound weights is a good start. You can also invest in kettlebells or TRX suspension systems you can conveniently attach to the back of your door.
While the weather might be cold outside, it doesn’t have to be dreary in your home this winter. You can have a lot of fun nesting with these ideas.