Clean or Organize Something Really Well
This isn’t the most fun suggestion of the bunch, but it’ll make you feel great afterwards. A few hours of enforced indoor time is the perfect opportunity to scrub your kitchen cupboards, sort through the linen closet, or apply the Dewey Decimal System to your home library.
Start a Rain Project
What’s a rain project? Something you’ve always wanted to do, with no time limit, that you can work on incrementally. It can be home-related or not, anything from stripping wallpaper in the spare room to coding your first website. Whenever it rains, you’re gonna work on it; you might even find yourself looking forward to the forced productivity.
Say what?!? I know this goes against everything your gut tells you about rainy days: you should be chilling out, not working out! But on a day when you’d prefer to be outside but just can’t face the weather, an hour of yoga, a quick exercise video, or just some dance-cleaning (it’s a thing) can help keep cabin fever at bay.
Stock Your Freezer
Rainy days are made for the kitchen, and a full freezer of meals and to-go snacks will make the nicer days ahead that much more enjoyable. I often make and freeze unbaked scones and cinnamon buns for morning emergencies and trays of mini frittatas for my workday lunches.
What’s your favorite way to spend a rainy day at home?