The weather can be quite fickle minded now that spring is almost over. One minute it’s sunny and warm and the next it is pouring. Sometimes it rains for days on end.
Going to work on a rainy day is a disaster. Clothes are wet, socks are soaked, and shoes are ruined. Not the ideal way to start the day. The gloomy weather can also drag your spirits down.
It’s a good thing we have some hacks to get you through the rainy days.
Tips on Making It Through the Rainy Day
Rainy days can be tough to get through if you are not prepared. Whether you choose to stay in or go on about your daily routine, here are some tips that can help you stay dry and get you through the downpour.
1. Check the Forecast:
It is wise to check the weather forecast before leaving the house or planning the day. Many weather apps on your phone give an accurate forecast of the day like “Heavy rain in the next 20 min”.
Other apps give forecasts like sunny or cloudy. Follow the one that gives more accurate forecasts and sends notifications of impending rain. Do not leave the house without checking the forecast.
2. Rain Boots:
If you are walking even a short distance, there will be puddles and streams. Your shoes are bound to get soaked. And trust me, you won’t like the feeling of wet socks on your feet.
You will have to pass the whole day wearing wet socks in the office. Invest in some rain boots. There are many trendy and colorful & waterproof boots that you can choose from.
They can keep your feet dry and look fashionable at the same time.
You can try keeping your hair dry with your hoodie, but chances are that you will get drenched if it’s raining heavily. An umbrella is the safest choice. It will keep your clothes dry as well as your hair.
Ry to carry an umbrella with you. It comes in handy on sunny days, too. Take your umbrella with you if the forecasts give notification of potential rain. It is better to be safe than sorry.
4. Carry Plastic Bags:
Stuff your purse with a few grocery plastic bags. Plastic bags can save you from heaps of embarrassing moments. If you carry your wet umbrella to work or to a friend’s house, you will end up leaving them with a puddle. Put the wet umbrella in the plastic bag.
This way, you won’t leave a watery track behind you. You can also put your wet socks in the plastic bag. It will keep your purse dry. If you forget the umbrella at home, then you can place the plastic bag over your hair to protect it.
5. Extra Cloth:
Sometimes, it rains quite heavily and you can not avoid getting drenched, even if you are carrying an umbrella. Pack an extra set of clothing just in case.
Neatly wrap the clothing in the plastic bag, and put it inside your purse. This way, the extra set of clothing won’t get wet in the rain even if you do. You don’t want to risk catching a cold by staying in wet clothes at work.
6. Spare A Pair of Socks and Shoes:
Keep an extra pair of socks and shoes in your drawer at work. If you have the storage space to do so, keep a spare. There is no guarantee that your feet will stay dry even with the rain boots on.
Having spare socks in hand will keep your feet warm and dry at work, and you can not stay at work the whole day with wet rain boots. Wear the spare that you kept in the bottom drawer.
7. Keep a Few Old Newspapers:
Newspapers are extremely absorbent. They work wonderfully to dry your shoes. Make a paper ball and stuff it inside the wet shoes. It will draw the water out. Wrap the rest of the paper around your shoes and secure it tightly with a rubber band.
You need to change the newspapers a few times to have a completely dry shoe. Your shoe won’t shrink or crack with an old newspaper like it does when you blow hot air with a hairdryer.
8. Microfiber Towels:
Keep a few microfiber towels in your office or in your raincoat pocket. These towels are super absorbent. If you get drenched, then the towels will dry your hair quickly.
They will absorb most of the moisture out of your hair. You can also use microfiber towels to dry your socks. Just wrap them around a towel and squeeze. The towel will soak most of the water and your socks will be dry in no time.
9. Put Wet Gadgets in Rice:
Not only you but your gadgets are also at the risk of getting drenched in the rain. Not all devices that we carry are waterproof, so they can easily get damaged.
Put your phone or any other electronic devices you carry in a bag of dry rice. It is an old trick but works wonders if you do not have a dehumidifier. The rice will absorb the moisture from your phone, and it won’t damage your devices either.
Keep them in the rice for at least 24 hours and then try turning on your devices. If they still don’t work, you can put your phone on top of a dehumidifier.
10. Bundle Up:
Rainy days tend to be cold and gloomy. You are bound to feel the chill if you end up getting wet. Wear the cozy sweater and the woolen hat to keep warm. Use a trendy scarf to wrap around yourself.
So, bundle up to get through the rainy day.
Sometimes, the rain makes us want to snuggle up and stay home with a hot cup of coffee and just enjoy the day. However, that’s not the case for many of us.
Even if we have to go to work on a rainy day, gearing up with these tips can help you get through the day with ease. Hope these tips will keep you dry and warm.