Due to social distancing, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home.  Why not take advantage of this opportunity to be productive and have some fun, too?  Whether you want to make indoor improvements, get some yard work done, or enjoy a delicious meal at home, Inver Grove Heights businesses have everything you need.

Spruce up your space.

Now is the perfect time to get things done around the house!  Repaint your bedroom with a soothing shade of paint, replace that leaky faucet, reorganize a closet, or tackle a more ambitious remodeling project.

Photo Credit: Ace Hardware & Paint Inver Grove Heights

Ace Hardware & Paint is a family-owned franchise with departments including hardware, tools, paint, plumbing, electrical, lawn and garden, and more.

3098 65th St. E.; 651-455-2228; acehardwareandpaint.com

Tractor Supply Co. stocks tools, lawn and garden supplies, and more.  If customers prefer contactless curbside pickup, it’s available for online orders.

9273 Cafferty Ct.; 651-451-1897; tractorsupply.com

The Home Depot has an expansive selection of tools and supplies for all things DIY, including hardware, paint, decor, window treatments, flooring, lighting, and more.  If desired, in-store pickup is available for online orders.

1300 E. Mendota Rd.; 651-552-9020; homedepot.com

Make some outdoor improvements.

Spending time working on outside projects is a great way to get some fresh air and be productive at the same time.

Photo Credit: Gertens Farm Market

Gertens Farm Market is a locally owned and operated garden center in Inver Grove Heights. Both in-person shopping and online ordering for curbside pick-up is available for your convenience. Choose from a wide variety of annual plants, perennial starter plants, and vegetable plants, in addition to all of your gardening needs.

2900 65th St. E.; 651-450-0001; gertensfarmmarket.com

Gertens is a one-stop shop for your landscaping, gardening, and outdoor living needs.  In addition, they have a wide range of annual and perennial flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees—the majority of which are grown in-house at their local greenhouse and growing areas.

If you’ve considered starting a garden, make this the year!  Gertens also sells seeds, soil, fertilizer, and other gardening supplies.

Gertens’ retail store is open for in-person shopping, and curbside pickup and delivery are available for online orders.

5500 Blaine Ave.; 651-450-1501; gertens.com

Get out the grill.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, there’s no reason to wait to get out your grill and have a barbecue for your household!

Photo Credit: Hometown Meats

Hometown Meats offers a huge selection of products ready for the grill, including 10 varieties of hamburger patties, eight types of bratwursts, hot dogs, steaks, pork chops, ribs, and kabobs.  There’s also a selection of  prepared sides, such as salads, pastas, and baked beans, as well as sauces and rubs.

3025 80th St. E.; 651-455-1397; hometown-meats.com

Photo Credit: Inver Grove Brewing Co.

Add some local sips to your barbecue with a crowler from Inver Grove Brewing Co.  The 750mL cans (about 25 ounces or two regular-sized cans) are perfectly sized for an adult or two, and over a dozen beers are available, including three brand-new selections.  Order online or by phone for takeout or curbside pickup.

9051 Buchanan Trail; 651-370-1565; igbrewing.com

Cook a restaurant meal at home.

Getting takeout is a great way to support local restaurants, but you can also cook a restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home!

Photo Credit: Old World Pizza

Old World Pizza offers pre-bake pizzas for you to freeze and cook later.  Call to place your order, and pickup and delivery is available.

5660 Bishop Ave.; 651-455-1551; oldworldpizzamn.com