It's no secret that the world is operating a little differently right now due to the coronavirus. Places are closed, people are working from home and apartment living during coronavirus feels very different.
Everyone staying at home can cause a few convenience issues and roadblocks. We've got some tips to make coronavirus apartment living a little more convenient for everyone during these unknown times.
If you can't cook one more half-decent meal, then you need to download these apps right now. They have almost every type of food available for delivery and you'll feel good about giving business to some of your favorite restaurants right now.
If you don't want to go to the grocery store right now, ordering groceries online is going to be extremely convenient for you. Not only does it save you from going out it's also incredibly easy to do.
Services like Instacart or even local grocery stores are delivering right now. All you have to do is go online and pick out what you want. While you're grocery shopping it's a good idea to stock up on non-perishables so you don't have to shop as often. Plus, you'll always have your favorite snacks around.
Snagging a washing machine in a large apartment complex is tough enough as it is without everyone in the building being there the whole day. Most people want to get their laundry done first thing in the morning, so it's a good idea to use the laundry room during off-hours usually between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to avoid large crowds.
Also, try going one or two weeks in between laundry loads so you're not visiting as frequently and exposing yourself to other people.
The mailroom in an apartment building can become a crowded place, so try to grab your mail at times when most people wouldn't. This could be the first thing in the morning or late at night. Also, you could get your mail one or two times a week instead of daily to make things more convenient.
For packages, it's a good idea to set aside a specific “package area" in your apartment. This way, you don't have to worry about germs spreading, making it a convenient way to feel safe in your apartment.
Showering is essential, but since there really isn't anywhere to go, it's one of the few times you don't have to shower first thing when you get up. Similar to laundry, it's a good idea to shower during off times like the middle of the afternoon or late at night to ensure you have enough hot water. There's nothing worse than starting a shower, getting in and realizing it's freezing.
Most people are staying at home, which means that more and more people are using Wi-Fi in your area. This can lead to slower internet or buffering issues when streaming. However, there are a few things you can do to make your internet work better and be more convenient. If you're a night owl or an early riser and your work allows you to work during odd hours, this is a great time to get on the internet since most people will be off.
If not, you can always use ethernet by plugging your device directly into your router. If you can't plug directly into your router, there are a couple of other tricks you can use. For example, put your router up higher in the center of your home instead of tucked away, and make sure it isn't blocked by thick walls.
Staying busy can help you stay sane during this time. It's a good idea to go on morning walks or take an afternoon stroll when fewer people are out and about. Another idea is to order puzzles or games to keep you and your family entertained.
The world is functioning a little differently right now, however, there are a few things here and there that everyone can do to make coronavirus apartment living a little easier.