Thursday, January 17 2019
If you are one of the many people who live in California, chances are you’re experiencing heavy rainfall this week. As we all know, the rain is much needed, so we are celebrating this stormy weather! In Southern California we are spoiled with sunny weather for around 80% of the year, so sometimes those days filled with clouds and rain can be a struggle—especially when it involves flooding, mudslides, road closures, extra traffic, and power outages! Days like this are the perfect time to spend quality time at home relaxing, cooking, cleaning, and organizing your living space!
Relax & Laze
Staying home and avoiding the craziness during large rainstorms is the best way to stay dry and safe! This is a great time to relax and recuperate from everyday chaos. Take a day to stay in your pajamas, light a fire, and watch movies. Listen and watch through your folding patio doors as the rain splashes down from the sky. Curl up in your favorite reading nook with a good book and a cup of tea to enjoy as you read the day away. After a day of relaxing and doing an activity you love, you will feel refreshed and ready to get back to your busy schedule!
Cook a Meal
A great way to spend your rainy day is by preparing a nice meal or baking some tasty sweets. Making your favorite soup recipe paired with some fresh, hot cornbread could be the perfect rainy day treat for you and your family. Hot soup on a cold winter day will feel good in your belly and help to warm you up! You can also bake some sweet treats to indulge in on this chilly day—everyone will love coming home to cookies or brownies fresh out of the oven!
Clean & Organize
If you’re full of energy and feel cooped up from being inside for the day, you may consider spending the day cleaning and organizing your home. Focus on one room at a time so you can be extra thorough! Critical areas to clean that are often neglected are inside and outside kitchen appliances, beneath furniture, window sills, and ceiling fans. Instead of or in addition to cleaning, you may want to use this day to organize spaces in your home. Perhaps your linen closet is out of control, or the bathroom cupboards are full of old beauty products—get rid of what you don’t need and create a clean and orderly storage space.
Tackle a Project
You can use this day to tackle a project that you’ve been postponing. Rainy days are the best for trying out that DIY craft you saw on Pinterest, hanging up that new painting you bought months ago, printing some photos for empty picture frames, or planning out the details of your next vacation! After a day of completing a few projects on your list, you will feel relieved and accomplished!
When leaving your home on a stormy day, be sure to check for road closures to avoid traffic and find the safest, fastest route. It is also important to remain alert and check weather conditions throughout the day, in case there are any mudslide or flood evacuations in your area. Put on your rainboots and open an umbrella to walk the perimeter of your home and ensure rain gutters and draining systems are functioning properly to prevent any flooding!
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