Tips On How To Survive the Snowpocalypse
If you’re like me, Snowmegeddon has kept you stuck inside. There are only so many Netflix shows to watch, books to read, board games to play, things to shop online for. Cabin fever is a real thing, and I know I’m running out of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and I'm almost at the end of my books. Now what?
As I sit here, I thought I’d share some of my tips that have been helping me get through this Snowpocalypse without losing my mind.
Tip Number 1: Go Out and Enjoy the Snow!
When life gives you lemons, make a snowman? Enjoy sledding down a hill, have a snowball fight, sip on some hot tea while watching the snow fall. Enjoy the snow and all of the fun activities that come with it. It’s only here for a short time, even if it does seem like the snow will never end!
Tip Number 2: Spend Some Time Decluttering
With little distractions, this may be the perfect time to prep for Spring Cleaning. Have you been putting off going through your clothes? Spend a couple hours and work some magic on your closet. Do you have piles and piles of books that you don’t read anymore? Maybe take a look through the titles and see which ones you can donate. Do some research on storage solutions for the things you do decide to keep. I personally love to look at Pinterest for storage solutions and inspiration. Who would’ve thought that shoeboxes could be such a versatile option?
Tip Number 3: Try Reorganizing Your Space
Does the flow of your space seem awkward or disjointed? Do you instinctively go to a certain cupboard for a bowl, only to remember it’s in another spot? Do you wish your bedroom was laid out a little differently? Now is the perfect time to experiment with your space. I recommend taking a scratch piece of paper and drawing the dimensions of the room you want to reorganize. Then, on a separate piece of paper, draw out your pieces of furniture to scale. Cut the drawings out and place them in your sketched room. Play around with the designs and placements, find what makes the room flow. By using paper cutouts, it is much easier to see how furniture and décor fits into a space without going through the work of actually moving that couch to the other corner, then changing your mind.
I know that when I am reorganizing, I discover that some furniture that I own may not perfectly fit the space the way I would like it to. Maybe I purchased it a while ago and I loved it in my old home, but in my new apartment, it doesn’t quite fit. Or I discover that I just want to upgrade with something new. If you start doing some reorganizing and find that something is missing, or that you want to find a piece that just fits better in your home, Greenhouse would love to help you find something that fits your space. And with our Dining Event going on, receive an additional 20% off on Dining Tables, Benches, Chairs, and Sideboards until February 28th. Also, next month, Greenhouse will be having a Special Order Event, so keep a lookout for details! There’s no better time to update your home.
Tip Number 4: Try A New Recipe
Have you been meaning to try this banana bread recipe, but haven't gotten around to it? Or a delicious-looking Chicken Parmesan dish that you just haven't found the right time for? Use these snow days to do some experimenting in the kitchen. I love trying out new recipes where I can spend as much time as I need to perfect the dish.
With snow covering the ground, it can make it hard to do weekly grocery shopping trips. If you have limited food on hand and don't know what to make, I recommend using the website supercook.com. This resource has made finding recipes without having to make a special trip to the grocery easy as pie!