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3 Things to do at home while Corona Virus is happening Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

With corona virus spreading quickly worldwide, more people are having to stay at home. 

Throughout Germany there are school closures, theatre closures and all exhibitions have been cancelled. Here in Munich, BMW sent over 150 employees home after one person tested positive for the virus. For further updates on the situation in Germany, click here.

So here are some ideas on how to stay happy and beschäftigt (busy) whilst staying at home.


  1. Dekoriere dein Zuhause

1. Decorate Your Home

As you are spending more time at home now  than ever, why not spend time redecorating? 

Here are some ideas:

Streiche die Wände

(Paint the walls)

– Bestelle neues Deko, zum Beispiel: Kissenbezüge, Spiegel, Teppiche, Kerzen.

(Order new decorations, such as: cushion covers, mirrors, carpets, candles)

– Entsorge alle Sachen, die Du nicht mehr benutzt, dadurch wird wieder mehr Platz geschafft.

(declutter old things that you no longer use, this creates more space)


  1. Eweitere Dein Wissen und lerne etwas Neues

         2. Expand Your Knowledge and Learn Something New

Whether this is learning a new language or a musical instrument, this is the perfect time to for learning something new. Take a look at the beginners guide for German  if you want to improve your German! I am currently crocheting a blanket at home which also helps me to relax in the evenings.


  1. Pflanze neue Pflanzen und Kräuter

           3. Plant New Plants and Herbs

If you have a garden or balcony, spend some time outside watching your plants grow and thrive. If you live in a Wohnung (flat), you can still put plants in each room and look after them. I grew an Avocado Baum (avocado tree) from a seed and love watching it grow. Plants also clean the air and give rooms a nice touch.

Mein Avocadobaum! (Own photo)

Instead of being bored at home, use this time to do the things that you never have time for! See it as a positive instead of a negative. A lot of people in Germany are also working from home now to avoid mixing with too many people. Let me know in the comments below if you also have to stay at home or if you have other ideas of what to do when at home!


Thank you for reading,


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About the Author: Larissa

Hello I'm Larissa. I live in Germany and I am half German and half English. I love sharing my passion for Germany with you through my posts! Apart from writing posts I teach fitness classes in Munich.


  1. Pinhead:

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    • Larissa:

      @Pinhead Hi there,

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