As I look out the window of my office gray clouds cover the sky, hinting at rain. I check the forecast online—it’s supposed to storm all weekend. Unfortunately not all summer days are sunny. Try these green indoor activities to perk up a gloomy day.

Rainy Day
Perk yourself up on a rainy day with these green activities. Photo By pshutterbug/Courtesy Flickr

Eliminate clutter

Go through your clothes and decide what you can toss. If you can’t remember the last time you wore it, chances are you don’t need it.

Try swapping your clothes with friends rather than throwing away your used clothes. You could even host a “clothing swap party” and barter your clothes with a group of friends.

For the clothes that none of your friends take, try repurposing them. Turn old sweaters into oven mitts (use only 100 percent wool) or use old sweater pieces to make patchwork blankets or pillow covers. Tear T-shirts into rags for dusting or washing the car. Turn the top half of jeans into a retro purse by sewing the leg holes closed and attaching a belt for a strap. Check out more tips for greening your closet.

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There are a lot of activities my kids love and their favorite is sailing, since I bought an used boat and repaired it using parts they ask me to go sailing in every week-end. Even if it is raining this does not stop them to get on the boat and admire the wonderful landscapes.

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