Start Your Own Rainy Day Closet

[ 1 ] July 21, 2008 |

Img 0603-1Erin, Kidoinfo’s “It’s a Date” writer, recently wrote about her rainy day closet. I have never really had a closet, more of a bag–stashed in the back of a closet–with a few activity books, extra craft supplies, and recent yard sale / thrift store finds that will be “new” to the boys and thus usually fun for them on inclement weather days. I love Erin’s list of things she keeps in her closet; like “Mama’s mystery box–filled with bubble wrap and various odds n’ ends, lacing cards, puppets and a bunny that even plays “Singing in the Rain.”

Read the complete list of what’s in Erin’s very organized “rainy day” closet on her blog. Tell us what you keep stashed away, ready to pull out on a rainy (or bad ozone) day.

Photo Credit: Erin Barrette Goodman

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. calendar Katy says:

    This idea is awesome! I love it. I wish I had access to a cupboard like this today. I ALSO love seeing the before & after photos on Erin’s blog–almost makes me feel as if I’ve cleaned up my own rainy day stash.

    My rainy day supplies include: puzzle books (like dot-to-dot), glitter glue, construction paper, egg cartons, and some new to us jigsaw puzzles (Saver’s) we haven’t done yet. Unfortunately this is found in various locations: the pantry, the top of the fridge, the boiler room–it’s very unappealing to dig it out.

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