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Home Improvement Projects For a Rainy Day


There’s nothing quite like a rainy day to motivate you to do home improvement projects. When the weather is bad outside, it’s the perfect time to stay indoors and get some things done around the house. This blog post will give you a list of home improvements that you can do on a rainy day. Stay warm and dry inside, and make your house look better at the same time!

Clean Out Dryer Vent

dryer vents

One of the best home improvement projects you can do on a rainy day is clean out your dryer vent. The first step is to unplug the dryer and move it away from the wall. Then, use a screwdriver to remove the hose from the back of your dryer. You’ll need a vacuum cleaner to suck out all of the lint that’s inside. Once you finish vacuuming, use a long pipe brush to clean out any remaining debris inside.

Paint Over Scuffs On Walls And Baseboards

Another home improvement project for a rainy day is to paint over scuffs on walls and baseboards. First, gather all of the supplies that you’ll need: primer, paint, brush, roller, and tape. Next, use a t-bar or foam roller to apply a layer of primer to the scuffed area. Once the primer is dry, apply a coat of paint in the same color as your walls or baseboards. Finally, use a brush to carefully remove any excess paint from around the edges of the scuffed area.

Replace Lightbulbs


Replacing lightbulbs is another easy home improvement project that you can do on a rainy day. The first step is to gather all of the supplies that you’ll need: new lightbulbs, a ladder, and gloves. Next, use your hands (wearing gloves) or pliers to unscrew the old lightbulb from its socket in the ceiling or wall. Then, screw in the new lightbulb and turn it on to ensure it’s working correctly. Finally, put your ladder away so that you’re ready for next time!

Organize Your Storage Room

The next home improvement project is organizing your storage room. This task usually takes a few hours, so it’s perfect for when you’re stuck inside. Gather all of the supplies you’ll need: boxes, labels, markers, tape measurer, and trash bag (for throwing away any unwanted items). Next, use a marker to label each box with its contents and size. Then put your things into their corresponding boxes and stack them on top of each other in an orderly fashion. 

Clean Rugs And Carpet

Rugs and carpets can get clogged with dirt, so it’s a good idea to clean them every once in a while. The first step is to gather all of the supplies you’ll need: vacuum cleaner, mop bucket, broom, dustpan (for sweeping up any dirt), paper towels (to wipe away stains). Next, vacuum the entire rug or carpeting. Be sure to get into all of the nooks and crannies. Then, mop the whole rug or carpeting with hot water and a detergent solution. Let the solution sit for a few minutes to loosen up any dirt or stains. Finally, use a broom and dustpan to sweep up any dirt or debris, and use paper towels to wipe away any stains.

Clean Or Replace Shower Head

Calcium builds up in showerheads over time, and this can cause the water pressure to decrease or stop flowing altogether. Luckily, cleaning or replacing a shower head is easy. The first step is to gather all of the supplies you’ll need: screwdriver, adjustable wrench, and pliers. Next, use a screwdriver to remove the screws from the showerhead. Then use an adjustable wrench to loosen the nuts on either side of the pipe that connects your shower head to the wall. Finally, use pliers or an adjustable wrench to loosen and remove any old washers (where water comes out) before replacing them with new ones.

Clean Window Screens

Window screens can get dirty, and this can cause the windows not to close properly. Use your hands or pliers to remove old screws from the window screens. Then, use a vacuum cleaner to remove any dirt or debris from the screens. Finally, wet a sponge in soapy water and wipe away any remaining dirt or stains.

Replace Shower Curtain Liners

Shower curtain liners can get dirty over time, and this can cause your shower curtain rods to rust out. You can purchase a new shower curtain liner from most home stores, and they are generally pretty cheap! All you have to do is toss the old one and replace it with the new one. 


Rainy days are the perfect time to do some home improvement projects. Take the time to think about all of the projects you need to do around your house and see which ones are most important. You might even surprise yourself by finding something new to work on! These are just a few examples, but there are many more that you can do.