4 Useful Skills To Pick Up During COVID-19

May 8, 2020 at 4:00 AM

As a custom storage building business located in Tyler, Texas, we spend a lot of time outdoors. Now that new social distancing laws will likely be in effect for a while, you may be looking for some new ways to spend time at home. We can help you start that new hobby you've been dreaming about!

Quarantine is a great opportunity for you to develop new skills and spend some quality time outside. While it may seem like there are limited things to do during the national lockdown, you can pick up plenty of cool hobbies that don’t require you to leave your yard.


Springtime is a perfect opportunity for you to get your gardens flourishing again! For those working from home, taking a break throughout the day to spend time in the garden can be a great way to blow off some steam. Gardening is a great skill that you can continually improve upon every year. There are a number of fun ideas you can pursue, like starting a vegetable garden, composting, or a beautiful flower garden that will attract butterflies and birds! As you develop your skills, you’ll be able to graduate to more exotic plants.


You don’t need to hire a professional crew to improve your property’s landscape. There are lots of simple projects you can tackle that will make a huge difference in your yard. Consider planting new trees, making a cool path through the woods, and designing beautiful gardens to ornament your lawn. Or, how about making a stunning walkway from your porch with a few slabs of spare stone?


Carpentry is a very rewarding hobby that you can continue to develop. There are a number of simple structures that are useful and will last a long time. A few great ideas include wooden trellises for the garden, a small woodshed, a bench for the garden, or some elaborate birdhouses.

Raise small livestock.

If you have the room, maintaining a chicken coop can be a very satisfying hobby. Chickens provide eggs almost every day and will definitely save you a few trips to the store. Luckily, chickens are relatively easy to raise and care for. With the proper coop for them to live in, they will be safe from nocturnal predators.

Since 2015, Stillwater Buildings been a one-stop-shop for custom storage solutions tailored specifically to your needs. Our services include building carports, garages, portable buildings, and barns. We guarantee that all of our customers will receive a first-class experience and unbeatable prices. Reach out to us today to learn more about our commitment to excellence, and experience our dynamic services yourself!