31 new things to try from home in May

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Though stay-at-home orders and citywide pauses are still active across the U.S., there are so many things we can plan for or do with what we have at home.

Here are 31 new ideas to try for the month of May to keep your spirits high and hopes afloat as we push through towards summer.

May 1: Stream Hollywood, Ryan Murphy’s latest mini-series on Netflix.

May 2: Put on your fanciest hat and virtually attend the Kentucky Derby. Though the famous race is currently rescheduled for September 5, Churchill Downs will stream an algorithm-based simulation of the race featuring the 13 horses to ever take home the Triple Crown.

May 3: Admit defeat and finally give in to making that loaf of banana bread that you've been seeing all over your Instagram feed. Posting a step-by-step process for your followers not required.

May 4. Enter a galaxy far, far away – even if that means from the couch in your living room. On Star Wars Day, Disney+ will make all 9+ films of the Skywalker saga available for streaming. May the force be with you!

May 5: Rim your glass in your favorite salt or sugar and learn how to make the perfect margarita through a virtual margarita class in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Chips and salsa not included.

May 6: Get inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama in the premiere of her documentary, Becoming, which drops on Netflix on May 6.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 11:  Former First Lady Michelle Obama attends 'Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama' at State Farm Arena on May 11, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 11: Former First Lady Michelle Obama attends 'Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama' at State Farm Arena on May 11, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

May 7: Master your kitchen skills through a virtual cooking class from beloved chain restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory, on May 7. We can smell that famous brown bread already.

May 8: Dress in your prom finest as pop star Dua Lipa and KIIS FM co-host JoJo Wright host the first-ever iHeart Radio Prom for high school students who can’t attend their own in person.

May 9: Write a letter to a graduating high school or college senior amid the coronavirus pandemic. Address their fears and inspire them with your own wisdom.

May 10: Make your bed and vow to stick to the new habit for at least one full week in honor of National Clean Up Your Room Day on May 10.

May 11: Dust off your makeup brush and follow along with a YouTube makeup tutorial that's completely different from your everyday look. The beauty of having to stay inside our homes? No one will see if you make a mistake.

May 12: Embrace your inner rebel and dye your hair a bold or wacky color. For the non-commital, experiment with dyeing just your tips or placing a streak somewhere in the mix.

May 13: Slice those apples and challenge yourself to bake a classic favorite in honor of National Apple Pie Day on May 13. Bonus points if you serve it à la mode.

May 14: Bust out that old yoga mat and try a new virtual workout class. Challenge yourself by trying something outside of your comfort zone.

May 15: Reconnect with your academic side and sign up for an accredited college course. Many big-name and Ivy League universities are offering popular classes for free during quarantine.

May 16: Pop the champagne and mimic your favorite bottomless brunch pour in honor of National Mimosa Day on May 16.

May 17: Loosen up your joints and commit to learning one viral TikTok dance. Bonus points if you can get your family to learn with you.

May 18: Pay it forward and donate to a cause of your choice that's helping support those who need help most during the pandemic.

May 19: Make a playlist of music that features your go-to nostalgic favorites from middle school and high school. Allow yourself to daydream and reminisce as you listen one time through in full.

May 20: Go green and get in touch with your inner gardener. Experts say it’s a boost for your mental health.

May 21: Fall head over paws and volunteer to foster a pet for your time in quarantine. Many local shelters and organizations are still receiving an influx of animals and need help caring for furry friends.

May 22: Swirl your glass and join a virtual wine tasting over Zoom.

May 23: Snap a photo of something inside your home that inspires you or brings you joy in honor of National Photo Month. Keep it as a reminder of good things to come when times get tough.

May 24: Get crafty and join in on the quarantine tie-dye craze by giving one of your old garments a fun new twist.

May 25: Fire up the grill in honor of the holiday weekend.

May 26: Spin your favorite ‘70s records and have an impromptu dance party in honor of Stevie Nicks' birthday.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 29: inductee Stevie Nicks performs onstage at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 29: inductee Stevie Nicks performs onstage at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

May 27: Educate yourself on the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders on the frontlines and bring awareness to anti-Asian racism through a Twitter chat in honor of National Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

May 28: Eat up! It’s National Hamburger Day.

May 29: Reorganize your closet by color-coding all of the items in it. The end visual will almost be as soothing as the process itself.

May 30: Toss your mascara and do a deep clean of your makeup bag. Chances are it's been a while.

May 31: Stream Seinfeld to your heart’s content to mark the 30th anniversary of the series.

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