Never before have our homes served so many purposes to so many: office, entertainment complex, gym, day spa and all-round retreat. Some small things can make a big difference in how you cope during this unprecedented time.
Raw Essentials Power Blend loose leaf tea, $9.99. Relaxing with a cup of tea (or three) is a simple pleasure that can do wonders for your general wellbeing. Available at Chemist Warehouse.
Ansley slippers, $150. One of the benefits of working from home is you can slip into footwear that's considerably more comfortable. au.ugg.com
Mark Tuckey sandalwood candle, $27.99. A scented candle can be a surprisingly calming presence in the home, thanks to the fragrance and warm glow they omit. adairs.com.au
Hydra hand sanitiser (50ml) $40; Hydra gel hand sanitiser (50ml); $15; hand wash (500ml); $38. We all know how important hand washing is, so why not make it a luxury instead of a monotonous chore. grownalchemist.com/au
Mum & Dad by Joanna Trollope, $32.99. Now's the time to dive into those books you've been meaning to read, or discover your new favourite author. This title, a brilliant examination of a modern family dilemma, is out next week. panmacmillan.com.au
Half zip pullover, $89.95. Nestling at home calls for a cosy knit to wear with anything from jeans to pyjama bottoms. sussan.com.au
Shampure oil, $50. Stock up on lotions and potions to ensure you can take a luxurious bath, or enjoy a gentle massage. aveda.com.au
Kerasilk Reconstruct Intensive Repair Mask, $43.95. Just because you can't visit the day spa, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the treatments. Masks for your hair and face are a wonderful way to pamper yourself in the evening. goldwell.com.au
Rose gold wireless headset, $129.85. If there's a number of people in your house, each having a set of headphones or earbuds can help everyone zone out in peace. sony.com.au
Sky Roads jigsaw, from $14.70. Puzzles are incredibly beneficial for mindfulness and help keep the brain engaged. Clear a section of the dining table and make a start this weekend. wentworthpuzzles.com
Fortis yoga mat, $29. Yoga is a simple and effective way to look after your body and mind during the weeks ahead. A non-slip mat helps cushion you during each pose, maintaining your comfort so you stay focused. kogan.com
UrbanGreens microgreens windowsill kit, $49.95. Gardening is as much about the process as the end result. This kit has everything you need to grow your own broccoli, radish and rocket sprouting seeds. biome.com.au
Pictionary Air, $39.99. If your family has tired of the same games, there are plenty of modern day alternatives available. Download the Pictionary Air app to your smartphone or tablet, draw your picture in the air and see it on screen. Available at Big W, Kmart and Myer.