How to have fun in the rain

by Kristina Tahnyak on June 13, 2013 · 4 comments

This year June has definitely not brought the good weather.  For the past few weeks it’s been rainy and cold and grey overcast here in the Northeast. Every single year I look forward to the spring because it means that the winter is over. Normally when winter is over the grey skies and cold weather go away, but not this year.  This year the cold weather decided to stay and I for one am getting a little bit of cabin fever, actually I am going absolutely stir crazy.

I am sick and tired of being indoors with nothing to do so I decided to start enjoying my summer, whatever weather it brings because before I know it Fall will be here and winter will be back.

Over the past few weeks I have found creative ways to enjoy my time indoors and have fun without touching my rainy day fund. Contrary to it’s name your rainy day fund is not actually meant to be spent on a rainy day.

3 fun activities to keep you busy on a rainy day

Get organized and clean out your closet. When I am stuck in doors and I don’t feel like lounging around and watching movies I like to clean.  In particular I like to clean out my closets. I know it may sound weird but cleaning can be very calming and more importantly cleaning and organizing takes up a lot of time. I could spend all day in my apartment cleaning out my drawers, getting rid of old items and donating unwanted stuff.  Cleaning out my closets also helps us earn money because we can sell our wanted stuff.

Call your friends and have a party. If you are one of those people who don’t like to be alone then call your friends. Being stuck inside with your friends is better than being stuck inside all by yourself. If you don’t have the money to throw a big party don’t worry, have each of your friends bring some food or drinks then all you have to do is plug in your iPod and enjoy your party. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a rainy day then to spend it with my friends having fun.

Get in the kitchen and bake something. I am the first to admit that I am not a good cook…at all. But to my surprise I am actually an ok baker.  I like baking because it almost seems easier than cooking.  I also find that baking is a lot cheaper than cooking because baking has less quantity and most of the time less ingredients.  Baking cakes, cookies and muffins also use a lot of the same ingredients so we most likely only have to buy the ingredients once and then we can use them over and over again. The other thing that I love about baking is that it makes my entire apartment smell great.  There is nothing better than sitting on my couch with the smell of banana bread filling my apartment.

 Photo by madisonguy 

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1 David @my2centopinion June 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

I think I vote for calling up friends and having a party/game night. The other two sounds like work, the game night is work to, but just sounds more fun to me. :)

2 Crystal June 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Yep, I also vote for having friends over for a party/potluck/game night/movie night. :-D I do use raining days to pick up inside too though…just not as fun. :-)

3 Jake @ Common Cents Wealth June 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

These are pretty good ideas. Normally the rain makes me tired and a bit crabby so I just sit and watch TV or browse the internet even though I know I still can do anything I want indoors. I also don’t mind taking walks in the rain if I put on a raincoat.

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