On rainy days, do you find it's a little easier to stay in your pajamas all day, maybe watching old movies, or indulging in a favorite rainy day pastime? Why not take care of a few simple things from your home's to-do list first. Here are some easy tasks you can do that not only help break a cabin-fever funk, they also can be checked off without getting out of your PJs!
Clean out the fridge
Can you confidently say you have no expired food or condiments in your fridge? If you haven’t done so in a while, go through your fridge and throw away any expired or spoiled items, or unwanted leftovers. Make a list of what you throw away so you can be sure to pick up those items 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 1/3 cup of bleach mixed with 1 gallon of warm water to kill most lingering germs. (Don't need that much solution? Using 4 teaspoons of bleach per quart of water also works.)
If there is an odor coming from your drain, squeeze lemon juice into it, and then add a few ice cubes into the garbage disposal and grind away.
Fix 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 correctly. 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 six months, whichever hangers are still backwards are the clothes that you don’t wear. Tada!
Clean out “that” drawer
Everyone has a 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 it's 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.
Everyone’s home could use a little TLC, whether that is some simple organization or disinfection of overlooked areas. The trick to turning your rainy lazy day into a productive PJ day is to look for the little things around your house that you've been putting off for a while and just do them. You’ll feel much better about staying in your pajamas all day if you do.