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7 Reasons to Not Leave the House Today

Posted on April 6, 2017

CityMash.com - Sometimes we just really don’t have it in us to put on real pants, brush our teeth and leave the house. Luckily, we have a fool-proof list of seven reasons that help convince us it’s totally find to stay housebound all day long.

Netflix

Need we say more? If you stay home all day, you get to watch Netflix all day. You can catch up on your favourite show or start binge-watching something new. Feel like laughing? Try one of the Netflix comedy specials. Don’t want your brain to completely turn to mush? Select a documentary and get learning.

Delivery

In the old days, we used to have to leave the house or else we’d starve. But these days, food is just a few clicks away. You don’t even have to talk to another person over the phone now that you can order online. And the options are endless: sushi, pizza, Chinese, Indian, Greek and whatever else you’re craving!

Sweatpants

Or better yet, no pants! The greatest part of staying home all day is not having to force yourself into a pair of real pants. And we all know that pants are the gateway drug of clothing and getting ready. Because once you have a pair of real pants on, you have to put on a nice top, brush your hair, put on make-up, shoes, etc. Pants are the enemy; just say no.

Rain

If you live in Vancouver, odds are it is raining right now. And the worst part about the rain is getting stuck in it. Being outside in the rain is miserable! Even if you have your umbrella and waterproof boots, it still sucks. You could get splashed by cars, hit by other people’s umbrellas or find out your waterproof boots aren’t as waterproof as you thought. So just avoid all of that by staying home!

Catching up

Another perk of staying home is all the stuff you could do that you can’t do if you left the house. Have you been meaning to finally send some snail mail to your sister who lives across the country? Your home day is the perfect time to do that. Or maybe you really want to re-organize your jewelry box or deep clean your oven. These are the productive activities that can only happen when you stay home all day.

Transit

No matter how you get to where you’re going – driving, bussing, walking or boating – it’s always the worst part. There is traffic, delays, lines and cold chills in the air. There’s never a good song on the radio and of course you forgot to update your podcast app. Nothing about transiting is fun. Except the transit from your bed to your couch!

No judgment

By far, the best part about staying home is that there is no one around to judge you. And even if someone, like your partner or roommate, happens to be home, they’re not allowed to judge you. You’re taking a day off! Today is your home day! You’re allowed to walk around in sweats all day, skip your shower, drink juice directly from the carton and watch Netflix like it’s your job.

Staying in is the new going out. What’s your favourite thing to do on a day off?

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