How To Survive At Home During Quarantine

Over the last weeks and months, many will have become accustomed to spending more time at home. Whether you’ve just returned from holiday and are now facing a two-week quarantine, or whether you’re doing your bit to minimise the risk to yourself and others. Here are several ways Almost Essential can make your life in quarantine easier.

1.Get Your Food Delivered To The Door

Living in quarantine doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy restaurant-quality food at home. Almost Essential recommends many services that will help you eat well. Chefs’Emily and Christopherare a dream team, who have restructured their private catering business during the lockdown, to offer delicious 3-course meals delivered to your door. Similarly, if you’re looking to recreate the memories of those Italian osterias, then we can also recommend a service that delivers freshly made pasta to your door with simple instructions on how to cook the ingredients. From Venetian Duck Ragù with Pappardelle to Sea Bass “Sunflower Ravioli” with a Sage Butter Sauce & Samphire – there is an incredible array of interesting dishes to enjoy.

2.Call out the at-home beauty therapist

Just because you haven’t been out in public for a while, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of yourself. Looking and feeling great about yourself is perhaps more important in these circumstances than at any other time. To help with this, we recommend treating yourself to an at-home mani- or pedicure.

Staff have been trained to take all the necessary precautions when visiting someone’s home, from wearing face masks and shield to using disposable gloves and disinfecting all their equipment before each treatment. What’s more is that you can receive £10 off your first treatment, by using the code ALMOSTESSENTIAL at checkout on their app. Note you shouldn’t call out a beauty technician to your home if you’re quarantining, but it’s perfectly fine after this period ends for you.

3.Get a haircut

It’s been a long time since most of us had a haircut, and if you need to book one in after your quarantine period ends, then you may prefer to invite the hairdresser over to you, instead of going to a busy salon. In that case, we can recommend several fantastic, mobile hairdressers, many of whom have worked with A-List celebrities and figures. Take a look at your different options here.

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4.Spruce up the house

With so much time being spent at home, it’s important to remember that even small upgrades can add up to a huge lift in spirits and enjoyment of your home.

From replacing your tableware and cutlery with something a bit more elegant, to upgrading your furnitureor even undertaking a fullinterior renovation with a professional – both small and large undertakings will help calm the mind and feed the soul during these times.

5.Optimise your life 

Living in quarantine for a short while can give you the time and space to organise your life and get around to those jobs you always promised yourself to do. For everything else there’s Almost Essential’s Lifestyle Management, which allows you to tap into all of Michelle’s contacts from arts, culture, travel, plumbing, home decor, landscape gardening, security and more.

6. Give your family and friends a boost

Normally Michelle’s Inner Circle is a calendar service where you; select all the important dates you would like to celebrate across the year, tell Michelle who these dates relate to, and what the occasion is. So that you can be reminded in advance of the date with unique gift ideas that would suit the person, and the occasion. However in these circumstances the services can be used to let loved ones, friends and family know you’re thinking about them by sending them a gift. Michelle’ will help you find the perfect gift for the people most important in your life.