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4 Indoor Activities To Beat The Storm

We may be inching toward spring, but the days seem to be getting colder. Add some snow and freezing rain, and we can pretty much guarantee you won’t be leaving the house anytime soon. Being stuck indoors isn’t all bad, thanks to these activities and ideas from At Home Services For Independent Living.

Satisfy your sweet tooth

The final cookies and their ingredients
The final cookies and their ingredients

When it’s this cold outside, what could warm you up better than a batch of homemade cookies? Whether you like classic chocolate chip cookies or perhaps some Pecan Sandies, you may already have many of the ingredients in your pantry. This is an easy activity with a delicious end result. Choose your favorite recipe and get baking! For recipe ideas, click here. Recipes

Get crafty

Scrapbooking materials
Scrapbooking materials

If you have been thinking of starting a scrapbook or another crafty project, now is the time to get started. This project is fun and creative, and you can finally do something with the family vacation photos that have been sitting in an old shoebox. The craft products available are endless, and a few places in Riverhead have just what you need. Check out Copper Crafts Inc. on Northville Turnpike, or Michael’s on Old Country Road. If you need a little inspiration, click here. Scrapbooking Tools

Go Fish

purple cards

No, we don’t mean go fishing. It’s too cold, remember? We’re talking about the card game. There are a number of games you can play indoors, either alone or with others. A little excitement will make you forget the snow and dropping temperatures outside. Puzzles are another great option – they get you thinking and you will have a great feeling of accomplishment once you’re finished. Card Games

Tackle your junk drawer

Junk drawer after organizing
Junk drawer after organizing

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” – Benjamin Franklin
This task may not be the most fun, but the gratification after completing such a feat will be wonderful! There are a lot of pros to getting organized as well. You will save time in the future when looking for the items you need, you can relax knowing that the clutter has been cleared, and you will feel less stressed knowing where everything is. Plus, it will look so nice once finished. Tips on organizing

Now that you have a few ideas to get you through another chilly winter day, get started on those projects. Bake something sweet and play a few rounds of Rummy. Finally, you have a reason to look forward to the next snowstorm. If you do need to leave the house, be safe…and stay warm.