Things to Do During the January Thaw

Winter can feel like such a long season when there’s a lot of snow and ice on the ground.  From time to time, the temperature will creep into the 40s or 50s.  Here are a few things you can do to take advantage of this January thaw.

Around the House

There’s plenty to do, both inside and outside the house:

  • Open a window to air out the house
  • Clean your windows
  • Vacuum your car
  • Add washer fluid to your car
  • Take down outdoor Christmas decorations that were frozen in ground
  • Clean up backyard after your pooch
  • Bring items to shed (outdoor gifts received for holidays)

Running Errands

Some things are just easier to handle without snow and ice on the ground.  Consider running these errands on a mild winter day:

  • Go shopping at a warehouse store to stock up on bulk items
  • Buy dog food, which can be heavy and difficult to manage in bad weather
  • Return bottles and cans to your local redemption center

Last but not least, take some time to enjoy the day.  Whether it’s taking a walk outside, or going for a ride in the car, enjoy the mild weather.  The snow will be back soon. 🙂

Here are a few more articles you may enjoy:

Household Checklist for January

Wrapping Up Christmas: January Checklist

Things to Do After a Snowstorm