It’s been a little over one year since our world changed due to the onset of COVID-19. Offices closed, birthdays and holidays were celebrated over Zoom, and Amazon most likely visited your street multiple times per day. People explored their neighborhood like never before, baked bread, made frothed coffee and tye-dyed everything in sight. Maybe it was the smart home products that made tasks easier or luxury goods that made the ordinary feel more extraordinary. We did it. As we navigate what life will look like post-pandemic, let’s look at some of the ways we made it through this wild year.
Let’s face it, the extra time at home could be…. boring. No matter how many times you organized your junk drawer or power-binged a show (or three), time was on your side my friend. Boredom busters quickly became everyone’s go to resource for getting out the extra energy and helping the time pass just a bit faster. Was it even 2020 if you didn’t learn a TikTok dance?
G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S, we’re first class… in our tye-dye jammies. For many, stay at home orders gave people an opportunity to explore the finer things to make life at home more comfortable. According to a recent Homes.com survey, 39% of respondents said that recreational tools, like the famous Peloton bike, have been their number one quarantine item! For others, investing in a Nespresso machine makes the morning cuppa joe exponentially more enjoyable.
Smart Home Technology
More time at home meant a greater need for smart technology to make everyday tasks more streamlined. Homes.com recently found that nearly 65% of homeowners and renters purchased some sort of smart technology during the pandemic, with 49% of them making their first-ever smart tech purchase. Why all of a sudden a need for this new technology? Roughly 70% of folks cited a desire for additional home security.
We’ve talked about how other people made it through this year, now we want to hear from Y-O-U! We want to know what hobby, product, or purchase has been a game changer for you this year! Simply comment below, and consider yourself entered to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards! Winner will be announced and contacted on or around March 23, 2021. Must be 18 years or older to enter.