13 cool puzzles to start if you're spending more time at home

Madison Alcedo
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While it may sound old school, puzzles are one of the best ways to keep busy when you find yourself spending extra time indoors. Spring is just around the corner, but if you’re practicing social distancing by staying inside as much as possible right now, you’ll need something fun (and stimulating!) to do after you’ve reorganized your closet for the third time.

Even before COVID-19, puzzles for adults were starting to have a *moment* just like the adult coloring book trend. Not only does starting a puzzle help take your mind off things and keep you occupied, but research suggests puzzles essentially provide workouts for your brain by helping mitigate cognitive disorders caused by aging. Just as the effects from coloring can help you de-stress, some are looking toward puzzles as a way to cope with anxiety.

So not only are puzzles a great way to kick boredom that might set in while you’re spending more time at home, it’s a good way way to keep your brain active and stress at bay — they’re essentially another form of meditation, especially if you’re working on them alone.

And with the increased popularity of puzzles, there’s innovative companies like Jiggy Puzzles that have the solution to storing puzzles after you’ve completed them. With each Jiggy puzzle, you’ll receive puzzle glue so that you can keep your finished masterpiece intact. Jiggy includes a step-by-step guide, and you can display it in a frame or on your coffee table as a fabulous piece of art. Plus, a percentage of each sale goes back to the artist who designed the print on each puzzle.

So after you’ve watched every new Netflix show and finished organizing, I suggest checking out one of the trendy puzzles below to help keep you entertained.

To Shop: Women’s March Puzzle, $20

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To Shop: Frida Kahlo 1000 Piece Puzzle, $16

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To Shop: Jiggy Bathing With Flowers Puzzle, $48

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To Shop: The Eighties 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle, $21.50

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To Shop: 1,000 Colors Puzzle, $48

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To Shop: Mother Earth Puzzle, $22

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To Shop: National Parks Puzzle 500 Pieces, $34.95

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To Shop: Little Puzzle Thing French Fries Mini Puzzle, $5.99

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To Shop: Houseplant Jungle Puzzle, $16.99

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To Shop: I’d Rather Be Reading 1000 Piece Puzzle, $16.99

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To Shop: Rainbow Hand Shaped Puzzle, $35

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To Shop: Hello From Around The World Puzzle, $14

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