Making the Most of Your Rainy Day Time

When you can't do the work you want to do outside, make the most of what you can do in the house. Here's a room by room breakdown of the work you can do.


Clean out the fridge - If I were to ask you right now if you had any expired food or condiments in your fridge, could you confidently say no? If you haven’t done it in a while, use this day to go through your fridge and throw away any spoiled items or unwanted leftovers. Make a list of what you throw away so you can be sure to pick them up next time you’re at the grocery store.

Disinfect the sink - Did you know your kitchen sink usually has more germs than your toilet? There are typically more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in the drain alone. Use a solution of about 1 tablespoon of bleach mixed with warm water to kill most of the germs lingering. If there is an odor coming from your drain, squeeze lemon juice into it, and then throw the lemon into the disposal and grind away.


Uneven fixtures - If you have a sagging towel rack or uneven toilet paper holder, now is the time to fix it. Unscrew the fixture and look for the culprit. Most likely it’s a cheap plastic drywall anchor or screw that wasn’t screwed in straight. A few minutes can fix that eyesore you’ve been looking at since you moved in.

Clean the mirror - If you take a second and look at your bathroom mirror, you may be shocked at what you see. Take a few minutes and some window washing spray to make your mirror shine.

Clean out your closet - Who couldn’t use a little more closet space? Instead of looking at a full closet remodel, make a donation bag of clothes you haven’t worn in a while. A great way to easily decipher the clothes you wear from the ones you don’t is to turn all of your hangers backwards. When you wear something from your closet, turn that hanger forwards. After 6 months, whichever hangers are still backwards are the clothes that you don’t wear.
Clean out “that” drawer - Everyone has “that” drawer in their bedroom that they don’t open (either because it’s a mess or because it’s so full that it won’t budge). Whether that be a drawer of junk in your nightstand or an overstuffed dresser drawer, use this rainy day to finally go through it and discard the things you don’t want. If you can’t remember the last time you went through that drawer, throw everything in it away – you obviously haven’t needed anything in there in a while.