The spread of the deadly virus has completely changed the way most of us live our lives. With businesses and schools temporarily closed throughout the world, many of us have been forced to work or study from home.
Even our daily lives, like going out to exercise in a gym, or even going to a restaurant have completely changed. Although lots of these businesses are still closed in certain areas because of an increased number of cases, those that are open have had to enforce strict Covid-19 regulations. Each person is expected to wear a mask and practice social distancing. In places like a gym, where members will be handling all the same equipment, staff needs to constantly sanitize their equipment to make it safe for their customers.
The way we shop has completely changed during the pandemic. Experts have advised us to stay at home to help contain the virus, so rather than going to our local store, many of us have opted to shop online from the comfort of our own home.
We Shop Online for Things we Never thought we would Buy on the Internet
Not all of us did our shopping online before the pandemic. Many of us wanted to see and feel the product in real life before spending our hard-earned cash on the product.
During the pandemic, we seem to be purchasing lots of different things that we would never have even dreamed about buying online before. Things like toilet paper, hand sanitizing products, face masks, cleaning towels, and diapers have seen a huge increase in sales online in 2020 and 2021.
With large online stores making it easy and safe to deliver these products directly to your door, it’s no wonder why so many people have opted to shop online from home.
What non-essential items have people been shopping for at home during the pandemic?
With cinemas, bowling alleys, bars, casinos either closed or due to the Covid-19 restrictions, many of us have had to find other ways to keep ourselves entertained during the pandemic. Whether you’re at home by yourself, or with family or friends, we have all considered how to avoid feeling bored.
Online retailers have seen a rise in the sale of these items:
- Board Games: If you are on lockdown with your family members or friends, one of the best ways to pass the time is by enjoying a good old-fashioned board game. Whether Monopoly or Risk is your preferred choice, you will easily find all top board games widely available online.
- Puzzles: Games like jigsaw puzzles during the pandemic have made a big comeback. Although the pandemic has made a devastating impact on most businesses throughout the world, puzzle manufacturer Ravenberger, claims that their sales are going through the roof, with a 370% increase in comparison to 2019.
It’s funny that things like board games and puzzles, something we thought we might never play again due to modern technology, have made a serious comeback.
Home Renovation Equipment
Being stuck inside the same place, day in, day out has given many of us the motivation to do something about our homes. Plenty of us have been shopping at home for painting equipment, including buckets of paint, paintbrushes, varnishing equipment, etc.
To help rescue the risk of the virus, instead of hiring a professional service to do the renovations, many of us have decided to do them ourselves. In the past, trying to keep up with our busy daily lives, it was hard to make some spare time into painting a wall or varnishing a door, but now, because many of us work from home, we have the time.
Garden renovations have become even more popular than before. If you are one of the lucky ones and had a garden during these tough times, the chances are you have probably maintained your home and garden better than you can ever have imagined. There has been a huge increase in garden tools and equipment online these days. Not surprising, because most garden owners have spent almost every day in the summertime, enjoying their yard.
Buying Gym Equipment from Home
Most people want to try before they buy when it comes to gym equipment. Sports stores would often allow customers to exercise with the equipment before they hand over their credit card, to see what they think of the equipment.
Due to Covid-19, this isn’t possible, so most have decided to purchase their equipment online. Most face-to-face classes are not available these days, so many people have decided to purchase things like yoga mats, kettlebells, dumbbells, etc. from the world wide web. Due to most gyms being closed, people have spent a lot of money making their own home gym to help maintain their fitness. For some of us, especially for those of us who enjoy contact sports, a home gym is vital to keep our body in a good condition.