What to do on a Snow Day

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what to do on a snow dayWinter can be a struggle for some people. The short days and the cold weather are not always ideal. You may even have a snow day or two if you get a major snow event. Many people do absolutely nothing and watch TV during the unexpected time off. If you want to do something but are unsure, you may be asking yourself what to do on a snow day. Whether you’re a student or an adult, there is so much more that you can do during that time. Today, I want to go over what to do on a snow day.

What to do on a snow day

Work on a Side Hustle

The first thing on this list is to work on a side hustle. Since you’re not at work or in class, you have a free day to work on your side hustle. Time is money, so you should use it to your advantage. If you don’t have a side hustle, below are a few you can check out.

Freelance Writer

If you’re a freelance writer, take some time to work on your articles or designs. You can also use the day to find more clients. Check out a site like Upwork, Fiverr, or Craigslist to help you get started. You can also pitch to companies or publications you are interested in writing for.


Most eBay sellers have a “death pile.” That’s a pile of items that you purchased but haven’t done anything with them yet. If you have a death pile, a snow day is perfect for taking pictures of your items and listing them. You can also update the descriptions or change the titles if you need to. You can also research different products to sell.

Related Reading: 100 Things to Sell on eBay

Virtual Assistant

If you’re a Virtual Assistant, take this time to catch up on any work your client has for you. If there’s a project that you’ve been putting off for the weekend, do it now. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Virtual Assistant, check out the post below.

How to Become a Virtual Assistant

If you don’t have a side hustle, check out this list that I wrote, which features over 70 things you can try.

Read a Book

Something else that you can do on a snow day is read a book. According to Bustle, the average American reads four books per year. That’s low. Reading keeps your brain fresh. I read several books each year. Here are a few books you can read to get you started for the year.

You Only Live Once

Jason Vitug wrote this fantastic book. It’s a guide to get you through life by making smart money moves.

The Millionaire Next Door

In this book, Thomas J. Stanley & William Danko discuss different traits of millionaires. It’s a must-read if you are working to become one.


If you’re a fan of Jay-Z, you should add this book to your collection. It’s an autobiography that features the lyrics to some of his songs.

Clean Up

You can use your snow day to clean up your home or apartment. Figure out what room or rooms you want to work on and get started. Some rooms that can be cleaned are the kitchen, the bedroom, the living room, and office space. If you start early, you could be finished by lunchtime. Then you can move to the next thing on the what to do on a snow day list.

Review Your Goals

The next thing on the list is to review your goals. Many people create goals or resolutions at the beginning of the year. Only some people complete them. Some people lose focus by the middle of the month. Before that happens to you, take the time to look at them. You should look at your goals weekly.

Are your goals attainable? Do you want to accomplish them, or are you just playing? Do you have SMART goals? Below are two great posts that discuss those types of goals in detail.

John from Entrepreneurs on Fire has a good post about How to Set Smart Goals.

This one is from the Learning Hub.

Check those posts out when you get a second. They will help to keep you motivated this year.

Apply for Jobs

If you’re not happy at the moment at your current place of employment or if you need a change of pace, apply for jobs. You can check sites like Monster, Indeed, or Snagajob. Before you apply, make sure that your resume is up to date. You don’t want to apply with an old resume.


If you have a hobby, a snow day is a perfect day to work on it. A few hobbies that people participate in are writing, coding, learning a foreign language, painting, and drawing.

Make a to-do list

If you constantly find yourself busy, take some time to make a to-do list. To-do lists make your life easier. They allow you to get things done. Add your tasks to your list and scratch things off once you get them done.

Have a self-care Day

There are tons of things that you can do for self-care. You can meditate in a quiet room. You can take a shower or a bath with some essential oils. You can listen to some soothing music or do some yoga. 

Plan a Trip Somewhere Warm

If you’re really tired of the cold weather, it’s time to plan a trip somewhere warm. Below are five places to consider.

San Diego, California

San Diego’s average high during the winter is 65 degrees. You can’t beat that in December, January, or February. That should be enough to make you look for hotel reservations. 

Miami Beach, Florida

I love Miami. It’s my favorite place to visit in the country. Winter highs fluctuate in the high 60’s and 70’s. Besides lounging on the beach, you can check out a Miami Heat basketball game or enjoy the city

Related reading: 5 Things to Do in Miami

Orlando, Florida

Orlando is another pleasant city to visit during the winter. They have an average high of 71 degrees in January. You can’t beat that. 

The Bahamas

The Bahamas is the next destination. Their high temperatures averages between 75 and 84 degrees. That is perfect. For more information about The Bahamas, go here.

Cancun, Mexico

The final place on this list is Cancun, Mexico. Wintertime is the peak season for travel to Cancun, but it’s worth it. The daytime highs are usually in the 80’s. That sounds like my type of place. Book your hotel here.

To get more info about each destination. Check out TripAdvisor here.

I hope you enjoyed this post. You no longer have to wonder what to do on a snow day. You now have a few options. You don’t have to do everything. Pick one or two tasks and get them done.

What do you like to do during your snow days?

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Jason Butler is the owner of My Money Chronicles, a website where he discusses personal finance, side hustles, travel, and more. Jason is from Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Savannah State University with his BA in Marketing. Jason has been featured in Forbes, Discover, and Investopedia.