Don't you just hate it when the weather ruins your plans for a fun weekend outdoors? Saturdays and Sundays are normally when most people go out to get a nice tan on the beach or at a park. These days are also when the masses flock to shopping malls to buy the next big item or to simply escape from the house. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do indoors to keep yourself busy without getting drenched when the rain threatens to put a damper on your only days off.
Online shopping. If you were hoping to go to the mall this Saturday but ended up getting trapped at home because of a thunderstorm, don't fret! Most brick and mortar shops and boutiques that you would find at a shopping center now have online stores. Besides being an easier way to shop, there are also plenty of internet discounts that you simply can't find elsewhere. For instance, you can get an Amazon.com Promotion Code and receive discounts on your online purchase. Additionally, online alternatives normally have more options to choose from when it comes to products, so you're bound to find something that you'll adore.
Fun with family. Getting stuck indoors with your family gives everyone the opportunity to bond with one another - just disconnect the cellphones, computers and TVs! Take the time to cook a delicious meal with your parents, siblings or children - the kitchen, after all, is the perfect place to talk and communicate with everyone in the home. Besides cooking, you can also do various activities with your family. Dust off your board games for hours of fun around the table.
Organize. A rainy day is the perfect time to get some organizing done at home, especially if you've been putting off the chores for a while. Cleaning up the refrigerator or the bathroom can be a daunting task, but you'll surely be satisfied once the work is done. You can even reorganize a room - reposition furniture pieces or move décor around for a different look and feel in the home.
For a little less work, do some computer or paper organizing. Being stuck at home is the perfect time to finally clean up your computer files or email - or you can finally file those stacks of paper receipts and bills into those drawers and cabinets.
Pamper. Instead of spending money at a spa, take the time to pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home. A rainy day is the perfect time to soak in a bubbly bath with your favorite tunes playing on a radio or a nice long shower to relieve some stress from the workweek. You can even do your own facial using ingredients that you probably already have. The Washington Post suggests using a mixture of oatmeal, almond oil, ground sea salt and fresh mint for a refreshing exfoliant that you can make yourself.
Catch up with friends. When it's wet outside, going out for a drink with friends sounds like a taxing activity, and many would rather stay at home. Luckily, there are many alternatives that you can use to communicate with your peers, courtesy of technology. Why not call your BFF as you relax on the couch while watching your favorite show? The two of you can both laugh at the funny moments or share your thoughts about the episode. Besides the old-fashioned phone conversation, you can also catch-up with friends online. A rainy day is the perfect opportunity for a videoconference with friends who might be thousands of miles away. These days, there are even options for multiple videoconference calls, so you and a bunch of old peeps can easily communicate even if they're scattered around the world.
Plan. What better time to plan your week than on a rainy Sunday? It could be work tasks that you have to finish or errands that you have to run - whatever it is, planning is a great way to ensure that these responsibilities are taken care of. Besides tasks, you can also plan things like your spending budget or what you're going to eat. You can even plan your outfits for the week! Of course, with planning comes execution, and it's up to you to ensure that you stick to your goals for the week.
A rainy day can be a bummer for many, but it doesn't have to be so. With many fun and productive activities to choose from, your day indoors doesn't have to be a boring one.
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