5 Ways To Stay Busy Inside On Extra Cold Days

December 23, 2015


Let's face it, as much as some of us enjoy the outdoor activities of winter, there are still times when Mother Nature forces us to be indoors. But being stuck inside isn't the end of the world, and it can be a productive time. Are there indoor projects you've been meaning to get to? Being trapped inside on a winter's day is the perfect time to tackle them. Here's some ways to keep busy on those especially cold and wintry days:

1. Kitchen Clean-Up

Give your kitchen pantry and refrigerator a thorough cleansing. Start by tossing out near-empty containers and expired goods from both the pantry and fridge. Re-purpose those jars and containers to store cereals, nuts and other dried goods. Use a mixture of baking soda, vinegar and water to give your refrigerator a deep cleaning.

2. Plan Ahead

Be proactive and begin planning your spring and summer home improvement projects. Make lists of those things you want to get done when the weather warms up. It costs nothing and you'll be ahead of the game when it comes time to tackle those projects.

3. Paint

Choose one or two rooms that are in need of a new, fresh color. Move furniture into another room and leave plenty of dry time.

4. Insulate Pipes

Insulate those hot water pipes to reduce your energy bill and heat loss. One method is to wrap the pipes in old newspaper and secure with layers of duct tape.

5. Organize & Declutter

When the winter chill forces you inside, it's a great time to organize and get rid of the clutter inside. Here are some suggestions:

  • Start with one room - Grab a couple of boxes and a garbage bag. You can use one box for items you want to keep, but can also store in a self-storage unit, another box for items you want to give away, and the garbage bag for those items you can throw away.

  • Clean your desk and work space - This could very well be one of those projects you've been meaning to get to for months. Desks can sometimes be a catch-all for many different items. Organize what needs to stay, toss out what you don't need, and store whatever it is you don't need now or in the near future.

  • Organize - Once the clutter is gone, organize your home in the same way you cleared out the clutter — one room at a time.

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