The rainy season is here with us. The cold and muddy pavements are not just a good combination for many. If you are working from home, you may opt to cozy up all day and even skip some chores because why not?
This season, everyone is constantly on the run to protect their valuables from the heavy downpour, as the weather can be unpredictable. And as the weather man predicts that the rains will be around till the end of October, it is essential to identify some of the tips to help us pull through.
While shopping malls, open-air markets, and streets are the top choice places for shopping in Kenya, you may need to think differently during the rainy season. So, let’s get straight to it.
- Plan in advance
I know this sounds like a cliché, but yes, planning in advance will make a lot of difference. Remember, the rains can be unpredictable, but on a day when the weather is kind enough, that will be a perfect time to rush and grab a few essentials to serve you for a week or so. Of course, based on how much you can afford.
Take a Sunday, for instance, to visit a grocery store for fresh produce and dry food and start your week with zero worries about having to rush to the market when the rains are about to drop. I know you can still access shopping malls and supermarkets while it rains.
But remember, you’ll not be the only one. In this case, expect slower services or even stores running out of essentials. Additionally, you wouldn’t wish to be found at a shopping mall as it rains, especially if you use public transport.
If you are shopping for warm clothes for the season, make sure you do it way earlier to avoid higher prices during the season.
- Invest in home appliances
Home appliances help you do almost everything you need with ease and convenience. The rainy season comes with multiple challenges. From mosquitoes that threaten to bring diseases newly washed clothes that won’t dry anytime soon, to bored kids who can no longer play outside.
No one wants to deal with bad-smelling laundry, as when it is storming outside, you can only hang washed clothes indoors. To speed up the drying process and save your household from musty odor, you can invest in appliances like wash and dry machines.
There’s no doubt that the rains will get most plans canceled. No matter what, do not let the bad weather dampen your mood. You can still Netflix and chill with your smart TV. The best part is that you can get Smart TVs at affordable prices on Jumia.
I know it will often get cold, so you need a coffee maker for a hot drink. The sound of the rain on a chilly morning can easily tempt you to go back to bed or ignore your tasks, but a hot cup of coffee can wake you up, boost your mood, and improve your focus.
- Shop Online
A source reveals that the rainy season boosts online spending by about 4.4%. Although I honestly feel like the percentage could be higher. You’ll realize that not only rains are pouring in this season. This is the time when online stores run exciting promos, so take advantage of such promos to save more.
A platform like Kilimall has discounts on various items of up to 70%, and the best part is that the platform delivers multiple products countrywide. Jumia also promises shoppers special discounts on selected items, so the options are plenty.
It’s exciting that Supermarkets and other retail stores are now offering online shopping. Whether you love shopping with Naivas, Quickmart, or Carrefour, you can be sure that whatever you need will be delivered to your doorstep.
There you have it! Remember to apply these tips across all seasons to save more and stay productive all day. Whether it’s raining or not, you need to have a monthly plan, invest in appliances that will make work easier, and take advantage of online shopping discounts to save more.