7 Rainy Day Must-Haves

You think your umbrella can keep you snug and dry? Think again. This stormy season, you need much more than that. Here are seven rainy day must-haves.

So you have an umbrella. Is that even enough protection against the pelting rain and flooded streets? In this time of unpredictable weather, it pays to be prepared. Here are some of the things you need to have, just in case. 

Waterproof bag
There are products being sold in the market that will keep your gadgets dry and secure. But we’d recommend that you waterproof not just your gadgets but your whole bag. A plastic bag or foldable eco bag can do the job.  

Rain boots
These are heavy and not something you’d want to wear or carry. One tactic is to leave a pair in your office and to carry an emergency pair in your everyday bag— a foldable plastic one. The emergency boots are lightweight and can be flattened. It’s not as sturdy as the real one but it will do when you need to suddenly cross a flooded street. 

Emergency raincoat
When you know there’s a storm coming, bring an emergency rain coat. There are foldable ones being sold in the market that you can easily fit into a small bag. 

Plastic bag
Does it not annoy you sometimes when you have to carry a soggy, dripping umbrella by the hand? Well what can you do? You can’t put it inside your bag… or can you? Bring an emergency plastic bag with you for those times when you need to secure your dripping umbrella. Just make sure it has no holes! 

Another convenient tactic when it comes to handling umbrellas is carrying a carabiner that you can use to attach your umbrella to your bag. That way, you won’t have to carry it by the hand. 

Wet wipes
Wet wipes aren’t just for babies. They come in handy come splatter season, when murky waters and mud get splattered all around. 

Mosquito repellent
Dengue goes on hyperdrive during the rainy season. So protect yourself. Use mosquito repellent lotion to keep mosquitoes at bay.