Rainy Day Home Projects

Why not put your rainy-day at home to use by taking on an organization project or two? You can still be productive when stuck indoors! Check out these home organization projects to do when rainy weather strikes.

Organize Your Closet
Completely empty your closet, making a heaping pile on clothes on your bed. Look through all your items – make a commitment to only keep the clothes you know you love and wear with frequency. If anything gives you reason to hesitate, toss it in a pile for donation. Then, vacuum, wipe down the shelves, and scrub any scuff marks or dirt off the walls of your empty closet. Then, separate your clothes into categories like pants, dresses, tops, outerwear, accessories before returning them to closet. How much simpler would your morning routine be if you woke up and didn’t need to think about where to find all your clothes?

Clean Out the Fridge
There is nothing better than a clean and organized fridge! If you find yourself indoors on a rainy day, cleaning out your refrigerator is a must-do. We know it’s not the most fun activity there is, but the reward of a clean fridge is totally worth it. Start by removing everything out and toss any items that have gone bad. Remove all the shelving that you can and wash them in soapy water, then spray every inch of the inside of your fridge with multipurpose cleaner. Scrub and wipe down the walls, seams, and shelves – and don’t forget to wipe down all your condiments. Put everything back into the fridge, taking care to keep all the like-items grouped together (dairy, meats, vegetables…etc). Then, wipe down the exterior of your fridge with the best cleaner for its surface.

De-Clutter the Pantry
Cleaning your pantry is a great rainy-day activity. Start by pulling everything out; this is the only way to ensure that you get rid of old products and thoroughly clean everything within. Sort all items on what you plan on keeping, and then toss all the long-expired items or ingredients that you never use. Next, wipe down all the shelves and surfaces, thoroughly clean the shelving before putting all your items back in. Before you put all the stuff back, it’s always a great idea to assign categories to your shelves (pasta, sauces, oils, snacks, etc.) and keep everything together. Haul off any unused items to a local food bank.