8 Summertime Upgrades for Your Backyard Staycation

Are you tired of sitting in the house as you do your part to eradicate the coronavirus?  Do you want to get out of the funk caused by cabin fever? Indeed, you’re not alone. There are lots of ways to take your mind off of being isolated from humanity.  For instance, you could read a book, learn to sew, watch television, or write a blog. But, as a relocated New Yorker who spent half her life in Florida, I know exactly what you need.  To begin with, you need fresh air and sunshine. Now that the weather’s breaking, it’s time to get outside. For this reason, I’ve put together this list of 8 summertime upgrades for your backyard staycation.

Nobody’s doing much traveling these days.

I’m sorry if you saved all year for your annual trip to parts unknown.  This year you get to enjoy a staycation instead. By definition, a staycation is a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities.  “Great,” you say.  “As long as it involves getting out of the house, count me in.”

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8 Summertime Upgrades for Your Backyard Staycation

1. Hammock

This well-made hammock from Wise Owl Outfitters is available in 13 colors, in both single or double sizes, and is extremely lightweight. Add it to your shopping cart for a summertime upgrade that is no trouble to carry. That’s because it folds down to the size of a grapefruit (single) or an eggplant (double). Put it up in your backyard or easily take it along with you when this pandemic is over and you’re out camping.

2. Umbrella

Tired of the inadequate shade that you get from your patio table umbrella? Then it’s time for an upgrade. With this in mind, this sturdy, well-made, easy to put together offset umbrella from Abba has got you covered. Furthermore, you have a choice of 3 colors, beige, brown, and cocoa.

Although it doesn’t include the weighted base, you’ll find an option to purchase it in the description.

3. Outdoor Misting Fan

Enjoy being outside during your summertime staycation. Without a doubt, you won’t regret purchasing Lasko’s delightful little misting fan designed to effortlessly cool you off.

this misting fan was made for summertime staycations

To use, simply connect your hose and bask in the cool breeze and gentle misting of water. This unit gets terrific reviews. For example, one user says, “This has transformed our hot and muggy summer patio into a paradise!” It can also be used indoors to circulate air without the mist.

4. Outdoor/Indoor Mini-Projector

Here’s one summertime upgrade I’m glad I thought of, an outdoor projector. The Vankyo mini projector is available from Amazon. This description is from the Amazon website, “…it is compatible with TV Stick, Chromecast, PC, laptop, Xbox, TF card, IOS or Android devices, etc. The enhanced multimedia projector features a variety of choices for you to enjoy games, movies, TV series or photos sharing.”

The projected image runs anywhere from 33″ to 176″. Besides projecting on a screen, a wall, or even the side of your garage will work just fine. Imagine how much the kids will love this. Not to mention, you can cuddle up with your significant other and pretend you’re at a drive-in movie.

5. Garden Bench

Thinking about creating a corner garden or maybe a quiet meditation spot under some shade trees? Then you’ll love this garden bench. With the look of real sandstone, this resin bench is easy to move and will maintain its stone-like appearance. In order to stabilize the bench, partly fill it with sand.

In addition, Emsco Group also sells resin statues available in a variety of themes such as whimsical, religious, or humorous.

6. Portable Disc Golf Basket

Love to play golf, but can’t leave the house to go to the course? Then, it may be time to take up Disc Golf. To be sure, it’s one way to make the most of your staycation as you enjoy the great outdoors.

Axiom Discs Pro HD Golf Baskets feature a sturdy frame and set up in under a minute. Equally important, it’s ideal for practicing putting and throwing the disc to improve your game. Read more about Disc Golf here. Also, here’s the Dance Safari post, “The Secret Weapon to a Stronger Golf Game is Revealed“.

7. Planter

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an herb garden? But who needs all the bending that goes along with tending to it when it’s planted in the ground. For the purpose of saving your poor back, here’s the perfect planter for your herb garden, Adams Manufacturing 36″ Deluxe Garden Planter. At just the right height, this planter will easily be moved indoors when the weather gets cool.

8. Bluetooth Speakers

Dancing LED flames, huge stereo sound, super-good volume, and banging bass make this Dikaou LED Bluetooth speaker a must-have. What’s more, it instantly connects to your iOS or Android phone or tablet. To say nothing of, for bigger spaces, one device can link two speakers.

Picking up a few of these goodies will go a long way towards making this lock-down more bearable. Not to mention, the fantastic variety of offerings and great customer service available when you shop at Amazon.

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