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How’s Winter Storm Jonas treating you guys?

Everyone complained about this Winter being unusually warm, and now you have it. As I’m sitting here in my living room, it’s still snowing and the wind is just insane. I am definitely not planning on leaving the house this weekend.

Snow days, as long as you’re staying safe, can be really fun. Staying in under a blanker, baking cupcakes, cuddling, watching movies and playing board games- these are some of the things that you might find me doing tonight. During the day though, I’m planning on still staying productive, even if I can’t leave the house.

ORGANIZE YOUR FRIDGE AND PANTRY

I love staying organized, but sometimes I get so busy that instead of putting everything away nicely I just put it wherever I find room. Plus, there’s also Mr. Husband who doesn’t really care ย about what goes where. Still love him though! Cleaning out your fridge, getting rid of all the old stuff, things that went bad is something that you have to do on regular basis. Same thing goes for your pantry.

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET

Get rid of all the clothes you no longer wear and need, things that are too big or too small. I’m also talking about accessories, bags, shoes. Doing this can not only be fun but will also make your closet feel so new and fresh, maybe you’ll even find a piece of clothing you loved but totally forgot about? I swear that clothes sometimes just walk out of my closet- I lose tops and jeans all the time, only to find them when cleaning out my closet. And hey, finding 20 bucks in the pocked of those jeans you wore months a go when you went out? Best feeling evah!

GET RID OF OLD MAKEUP/SKINCARE

This is something that’s on my to-do list this weekend. I have so much stuff, you guys. Especially when we’re talking beauty products. I realize that there are some that I no longer use or need, some that I could easily giveaway since they’re brand new but unloved by me, and some that are surely expired and wouldn’t be safe to use anymore. Remember that one time I burned my skin because I’ve used what turned out to be an expired moisturizer? Yeah, not cute. I love doing this once in a while and it feels amazing! Plus, that way I make room for more stuff. Totally kidding… not really.

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CATCH UP ON YOUR READING

This is one thing that I keep failing at. I have so many books on my list, so many that I’ve started reading, but never have the time to finish. Being stuck at home for the weekend is a perfect opportunity to catch up on some reading.

HAVE A PHONE DATE WITH SOMEONE CLOSE

Have a good friend who lives far away? Why not schedule a little phone or Skype date with them, catch up on old times? You both can sip on the same cocktail, or prepare the same recipe while talking to each other on Skype and then have a little date, either over the phone or the computer. Thankfully, you don’t need to be in the same room to feel their presence, to have a laugh and have a good conversation. It’s very easy to lose contact with people that are close to us, when everyone is busy “growing up” and moving on in life. Those relationships are very precious, and it’s very important to nourish them. Being stuck at home, all snowed in is a perfect excuse to reach out and “hang out” with someone close.

LEARN A NEW SKILL

We live in such an amazing date and age when we can learn a completely new skill, without ever having to leave our homes. There are so many amazing free courses offered online, so many makeup and hairstyle tutorials, why not try a new look? Learn something new? It can be a recipe, a makeup technique, knitting, anything you always wanted to learn, but never had the time to do so.

What are some of your favorite things to do during snow days? Hope you’re all staying safe!

  • These are great ideas! I definitely need to sort out my closet and get rid of some makeup x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

  • SavBanav

    These are such great ideas! It’s fairly warm where I live, but even so, I should definitely do some of these activities… I really need to organize my closet, which I hate to admit is definitely not as clean as it should be. And, of course catching up on your reading is so nice to do as well!

    Savannah xx
    savbanav.wordpress.com

  • Truc Pham

    This came in perfect timing! Where I’m living there’s a huge blizzard going on and I have no clue what to do with my free time until this blog post came up! Thanks for sharing!
    http://livingblissfullybalance.weebly.com/

  • Clearing out my closet needs to happen sooner rather than later, nothing feels more productive than a clean wardrobe and bedroom!

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

  • Oh I definitely need to get rid some old nail polishes and declutter a few problem areas!! =) Yeah for snow day!

  • Every time i clear out my clothes i always give up half way through! I cleared out my makeup last month and i feel so much better for it x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  • I was also complaining about winter being unexpectedly warm, and now I am freezing but also enjoying the snow flakes falling. Learning a new skill sounds like a good idea, since I am not planning to leave the house this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ela BellaWorld

  • missgetaway

    Love love love this. It’s been raining all day here so I decided to stay in and organize my makeup drawer and closet. So refreshing <3

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

  • Emerald

    Absolutely love this. Being in england is a constant rainy day so I needed new things to do that are actually productive and this has given me the perfect list!

    emerald | Life By Emerald

  • Lovely tips even when there is no snow like here in Holland, it feels like Spring in January ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I live in the UK so the weather is not too bad now even though it was freezing a few days ago! Whenever it’s too cold to go out I like cleaning my room and organising my closet, makes me feel productive! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • Oh man I totally needed this today! I am completely snowed in and it looks like there is no end in sight! All I want to do is be a slug and do nothing but this has inspired me to use this day! Great tips!:) I’m going to go read!:)

    Shannon Sage

  • Yiotou_La

    Although I live in Cyprus and we hardly have huge storms or snowing, these past two days was soo cold I did not left the house, it was freezing! Thanks for this!
    Yiota x
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

  • I love having a good clear out when I am stuck indoors, but I do also like to curl up by the fire and have a harry potter marathon ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    Zoe Mountford x

  • Great tips

    Made in Mauve โ˜† Bloglovin

  • It’s not a snow day here but I had a few good catch ups with my friends over the phone this weekend! Always time well spent ๐Ÿ™‚ now I just need to get my act together and clear out my wardrobe!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • The Sunday Mode

    Even though it’s summer here so we definitely aren’t having snow days, all of these are actually things I’d like to get around to doing sometime soon. I think I’d like to start with cleaning out my closet- a daunting task!

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • Get rif of old makeup is perfect for a snow day! You get to do something super productive ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.blossomikebana.com

  • Girl I WISH we had a snow day. I live in Texas so I’m sure we’ll have a random ice day soon and I can’t wait haha. My favorite things to do on those days is clean and tidy up (while playing Harry Potter audiobooks/movies in the background) then have a good pamper night, read a book or watch a movie in the evening. I also like to make some soup and bread from scratch. Yum!

    • Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ OMG I love doing things when playing the HP movies in the background haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Soup and bread also sounds like a dream!

  • Perfect advice ! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not having a snow day but this is great for Sundays in the house ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion blog

  • It’s times like this that I don’t miss life on the East Coast. We don’t get too much snow down here, but we have had a few snow days. But around here a few inches is enough for them to close everything down. I try not to be lazy and watch too much TV, but that’s exactly what happened on the first snow day. Oops! Love the list though. Great ideas for keeping busy!

  • I am SO bummed that jonas isn’t hitting the west coast. It has only snowed here once and it was pittance. Hoping the winter wind blows on over to here.

    Chelsey | http://www.chelseythornton.com

  • Sophie Sierra

    Hope you’re all safe and secure my love! Thinking of you guys <3 These productive ideas are all the awesome, so worthwhile and full of motivo! Ahh I so need to clean out my closet! Totally with you that my clothes seem to walk away and I find them buried deep when I'm clearing out hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Thanks so much Soph! We’re all good, except for still being sore from all the snow shoveling haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad I’m not the only one who keeps losing their clothes haha ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Oh man, this not not apply to me at all as I live in Arizona and it’s pretty much Summer here most of the year. I don’t know how you guys handle all that snow. I can barely survive our ‘winters.’ And snow??? I didn’t see know until I was like 11 and only cause we drove somewhere else. Great tips Paula!

    Nereydaโ”‚ This Girl Is Obsessed

    • Haha we have no other choice, gotta deal with it! Although I do have to say that sometimes I feel like I’m ready to move to Florida haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Your post is based on simple tips and yet, as I go through your post, I keep saying “hey, I never thought about that.” Thanks for the lovely pointers. Your post was fantastic as always. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Chaste &
    Beautiful

  • Such an awesome list of the most obvious things that I just never even think about! Cleaning out my pantry is definitely something that I need to invest some time in.

    Chelcey | http://www.chelceytate.com