Things You Can (and Should) Do in Quarantine

Staying at home nowadays is a highly responsible decision to make and for now, the best way to minimize the Coronavirus from spreading fast. However, it has some drawbacks that we, as a social species, we did not predict. Let’s face it, being home because you need to and not because you want to is boring. Those who have kids start to question how kindergarten teachers are so patient and those who have not, start to run out of topics to discuss with their spouse.

We love to be on our phones a lot but we want to do it when we want to, not when there is nothing else to do. Hell, we’re writing this article because we reached the end of the internet. True story.

We want to help you keep your mental health alive so we came up with some ideas to do in this #stayathome times.

1. Organize your Humidor

After that, whenever you want to relax you go straight to the humidor to take everything out, inspect the cigars, clean the humidor and put it all inside with a little twist. Maybe this time you will put the Edicion Regionales all on one shelf, maybe you’ll organize them by brand and size. You’ll figure it out because what’s fun is the process of doing it.

2. Purge and refill your lighters

However, there is one thing that they all have in common, they all need to be purged from time to time. As time goes by, you start to feel that it just doesn’t ignite as well as it did. In the beginning, a click was enough to start the flame and now it seems like it doesn’t want to ignite at all. You might need to purge your lighter. To purge (or bleed) a lighter is simply to remove all its air and butane gas before you refill it. This process is very easy and it should be done before you refill your lighter, you just need to grab a thin object — like a toothpick or a needle — and press the valve down for a couple of seconds with your lighter facing down. If you want to go the extra mile, press it down and purge at the same time. That will ensure that the air and extra gas inside are completely removed. Then, refill your lighter with butane gas and you are good to go.

3. Try that cigar you are saving for a special occasion

4. Open that bottle you are saving

5. Rotate your cigars

6. Elevate your cigar knowledge

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7. Build a cigar box wall

  • Get a wooden board and nail the boxes to the wood and not to the wall. This way, instead of ruining your wall, you make only the necessary wholes to secure the wooden board to the wall.
  • Display the cigar boxes on the ground and treat them like a puzzle before nailing them. You can put the kids playing with the boxes until you’re satisfied with the final pattern
  • If you work with the entire boxes, remember that some have lids. Eventually, they are going to fall once you secure the wooden board to the wall so make sure to glue the lid to the box.

8. Sharpen your cutters

Go to your kitchen and grab the tin foil. Yes, the tin foil. Don’t judge us just yet. Roll your tin foil like a cigar with the same ring gauge of your cutter. Then, start cutting your aluminum cigar as many times as possible. Repeat it with 1 or 2 aluminum cigars and your cutter is ready to go. Now, it is never going to be a new blade again, but it will be significantly better. Somehow, the friction between the blades and the aluminum makes the edges sharper. We would love to explain the science behind it, but the truth is… well… we don’t know it.

9. Watch a cigar documentary

10. Watch a documentary about Cuba

Cuba and the Cameraman — a Netflix documentary
Cuba and the Cameraman — a Netflix documentary
Cuba and the Cameraman — a Netflix documentary

11. Read a cigar book

12. Stay home and stay safe

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