I use my bucket list as a measure of how my life is going, but it’s hard to have fun bucket list adventures when I’ve been staying home since March thanks to Miss Rona. So what fun things can you tick off your bucket list at home? Here’s the ultimate stay at home bucket list:
10 Things To Do At Home
1. Send A Letter To A Random Address
The art of letter writing is a tradition I firmly believe should be kept alive. I have a Penpal I’ve been writing to for 10 years now, and it’s so lovely getting a little surprise in the mail every few weeks! Now is the perfect time to find yourself a penpal!
2. Send A Letter To P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney
Did anyone else want to write to P. Sherman after Finding Nemo came out? Only to find that there isn’t actually a Wallaby Way in Sydney? If you actually send a letter to P. Sherman, it’s just going to end up returned to you when the post office realise the address doesn’t exist (or binned).
While this is a bit of a dent in this ultimate stay at home bucket list, there is a good substitute to this one. I always thought Disney missed out on an opportunity not opening up a PO box in Sydney, but if you want to send a Disney letter you can write to your favourite characters for a postcard. Check out my postcard wall to learn why I love postcards so much.
3. Send A Message In A Bottle
I used to want to send a message in a bottle but then realised that’s bad for the environment because there’s already enough plastic and waste in the ocean.
Technically, sending a message in a bottle in Animal Crossing Counts, or you can send a message in a mini bottle to your new pen pal!
4. Learn An Instrument
I already play guitar, bass, and kind of the ukulele, so I haven’t been learning a new instrument, but I’ve spend more time at them. I was tempted to try learn piano, but I’ve been focusing more on writing my own music (which I can hopefully share here one day). If you’re wondering what that would sound like, probably these emo artists.
If you have a bit more downtime than usual right now, it’s the perfect time to learn the instrument you always dreamed off! There’s so many free lessons on the internet you don’t even need a teacher for this one of these things to do at home.
Here’s the music bucket list I can hopefuly get back to one day!
5. Have A Movie Marathon
My friends and I always wanted to do a Harry Potter movie marathon together but Miss Rona had other plans. However, we can still use apps like Netflix Party to watch movies together while we’re apart, or simply have a marathon by ourselves.
The second I got Disney Plus I went on a Pirates of the Caribbean bender. Watching movies is one of the most comforting things to do at home, even if it isn’t productive. You don’t have to be productive all the time! Sometimes you need to practice some self-care.
6. Make A Big Blanket Fort
This indoor bucket list item co-insides with the point above. Take all your bedsheets downstairs and make the big pillow fort of your dreams to get comfy during your movie marathon. There’s nothing wrong with being childish, it’s a pandemic, we all need to find comfort in something.
7. Dye Your Hair A Fun Colour
A lot of people impulsively dyed their hair in quarantine and tried to give themselves bangs or haircuts. Honestly, why not? If you’ve always secretly had “dye my hair pink” on your bucket list, then now is the time to make that dream a reality. It’s only hair; it will grow back.
This indoor bucket list item is the lesser evil of getting a tattoo gun and tattooing yourself, which I do not recommend.
8. Watch The Sunrise & Sunset
There are so many beautiful parts of life that we don’t pay attention to because it’s all hustle and bustle. Now that we’ve all collectively slowed down, wake up early and watch the sunrise, and catch it setting later on that evening.
9. Write A Book
If you’re one of those people who went from a busy schedule, to nothing, now is the perfect time to write that book you’ve always dreamed of! Who knows, it could change your life.
10. Scrapbooking & Journaling
Now is a great time to embrace some nostalgia. While the future seems bleak, and the days drag on forever, I think it’s good to remind yourself of the things you’ve already seen and done.
I’ve mentioned my adventure book before which is essentially a journal where I keep photos, concert tickets, travel mementos, and write yearly updates about my life. If I don’t keep things like concert wristbands or tickets in one neat place, I will lose them. Plus, it’s cathartic and something creative you can do, even if you don’t consider yourself a talented artist.
While it’s nice to look at the past with fondness, we still have a future to look forward to.
What are your favourite fun things to do at home? Have you done anything on this stay at home bucket list? Stay safe out there. You might also like my guide on being green in quarantine.