With most of the country with some sort of stay-at-home order, people are finding themselves with a lot more time on their hands to pursue new hobbies. If you’re bored at home and want to find something new to learn, we’ve got some recommendations for hobbies you can try at home. 

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Gardening

Now is the perfect time to start preparing for a garden. If you want to start with an easy project, we recommend buying a gardening kit. Don’t have a yard? There are plenty of indoor garden projects you can tackle, such as this indoor herb garden. Ever dreamed of growing your own avocados? There’s a kit for that too! 

Those who want to ease into it with some research will appreciate the Field Guide to Urban Gardening, a book of helpful tips for gardeners in every urban environment. The Raised Gardening Bed for Beginners will guide you through the basics of gardening beds. 

Board Games

After a few days of binge-watching Netflix, you might find yourself feeling sluggish. Those quarantined with family, roommates, or a significant other can enjoy board games that are fun and stimulating for the brain as well. This is the perfect time to learn how to play chess with that old set you have lying around or buy a new set if you don’t have one. Other classic favorites are Monopoly, Yahtzee and Cranium

Not interested in learning the rules to a board game? An easy and satisfying way to pass the time is through a puzzle.

Baking

Want to try your hand at making your own bread? Have you always been obsessed with the Great British Baking Show? How about pastries? While much of baking consists of trial and error, you’ll get a boost in knowledge with the Bread Baking for Beginners book, the Baking Bible, and of course the Great British Baking Show: The Book of Amazing Cakes

When it comes to baking, you don’t need too many props. A few essentials you’ll want are baking sheets and cooling racks. If you’re planning to bake artisan bread, you might want to get a dutch oven as well for that beautiful outer crust. If you already have what you need, get baking! It’s time to impress your social media followers with that sourdough bread. 

These three hobbies are easy to pick up and offer a sense of achievement and satisfaction while you’re staying home. Let us know what your favorite hobby is in the comments section!