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Whether you’re isolating alone, with family members or have a house full of kids to entertain, staying happy and healthy through these unprecedented times should be your number one priority. So, to help you through the coming weeks, the experts at Halstead Glass have handpicked a variety of online tools and apps to help your whole household stay healthy and upbeat this Spring.

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Start planning your home improvements now

If you’ve been putting off household improvements, now is the time to get planning! From dazzling new double glazed windows, right through to a warming conservatory roof replacement, here are a couple of helpful tools to get you started:

Pinterest has become the ‘go-to’ hub for inspiring home improvement projects. Join for free and start creating your own ‘pin board’ of beautiful images that can be used for your own renovation plans.

Available on iPhone and iPad, this intelligent app allows you to create and build complete floor plans using your camera.

Apps to stay healthy

Staying at home is protecting the NHS and saving lives, but it doesn’t have to mean putting your own health on hold. Stay active with these lively online resources:

  • E. With Joe / The Body Coach

Over 250+ free home workouts and daily home workouts aimed at kids.

Gain access to over 190 free workouts across strength, endurance, yoga and mobility.

Dancing is an energetic and fun way to tone your body and keep fit. For just $3.99, you can gain access to 225 individual dance animations, 40 preset classes and much more.

If you have limited mobility or just want a gentler form of exercise, Youtube has thousands of free videos to take advantage of.

Online tools to stay organised whilst working from home

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Thankfully, many of us can continue working from home. But it can be difficult to self-motivate if you’ve never worked from home before, as there can be many interruptions, distractions and the possibility of increased loneliness from lack of human interaction. As well as taking regular breaks and establishing boundaries, these top tools will help you to optimise your productivity and happiness levels in your home office space:

A chat-based collaboration tool that allows calls with up to 250 members, screen-sharing and call-recording.

Manage your team’s work, projects and tasks online, all in one place.

  • Canva.com

A simple-to-use graphic design tool that you can make images and designs suitable for web or print.

A digital place for focus and relaxation, offering different sounds to create your perfect work-from-home sound environment.

A Google Chrome browser plugin that allows you to interrupt mindless browsing with beautiful imagery, which helps you to get back to the task in hand.

Apps for children

If the kids are happy, then that’s one less thing to worry about! Keep them busy for hours by getting them learning, creating and playing with these free children’s apps for smartphones and tablets:

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Free whilst schools are closed, this new app allows learners to test each other with video questions.

An interactive learning community, full of fantastic hands-on projects that can be recreated at home. Free trial available for 14 days.

This free app allows kids to find safe, family-friendly content, channels, music, educational videos and much more.

Stay home, stay safe, stay positive

As one of the leading suppliers and installers of windows and doors in Essex and Suffolk, you can still contact the Halstead team for more information on our products and services. There’s no need to put your home improvement plans on hold! Simply give us a call on 01787 473516 or get in touch online.

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