12 unconventional (and fun) ways to keep cool this summer
12 Unconventional (and fun) Ways to Keep Cool this Summer
If you’re like most people, when the summer months come you are searching for ways
to stay cool. Of course, central air and air conditioning units can keep you cool indoors,
but sometimes you just need a little more help cooling down. Whether you are
struggling to keep your home cool or want to stay cool while outside enjoying the sun,
these tips are for you.
Kick off Your Shoes and Go Wading
Whether you live by a beach or not, you can kick off your shoes and cool down your
toes. When you cool off your feet, you will feel much cooler, so this is a great way to get
an instant cool down. Water the lawn in your bare feet, let your feet soak in the kiddie
pool while the kids play or head out for a day at the lake.
This is a great way to relax and cool down without getting completely wet, so you can
get involved while your kids play outside or take a quick break at lunch.
Make the Water Bottle more Interesting
The idea of staying hydrated during the summer to keep cool and stay healthy is
nothing new, but you don’t have to stick with boring water. Pick up a box of drink mixes
that you add to water. You can actually buy individual packets, so you can fill your water
bottle up with cold water while you’re out and then add the flavouring while you’re on the
Keep your water bottle handy so you’ll be just a sip away from coolness and to stay
hydrated when the temperatures soar this summer.
Ice in Front of Fans
To give your fans an easy boost, place a bowl of ice in front of them. As the fans blow
air over the ice, it will cool down and make it easier to cool a space. Another simple trick
is to put a fan in your window so that it is blowing out. This trick allows the fan to blow
hot air out of your home so it is easier to keep cool.
Water Fights with the Kids
Let your inner kid out by joining your kids in the yard for a water fight. Break out some
squirt guns or just turn the hose on and cool down! If you’re really brave, you can use
water balloons or turn the sprinklers on. The more water the more fun and the cooler
you will all be! Start this spontaneously and your kids will think they have the coolest
mom on the block.
Dress for the Weather
Break out those flip flops, shorts, capris, t-shirts and loose, comfy clothes! Put your hair
up and go casual this summer so you can stay cool all season. But, summer clothes
aren’t just about shorts. Clothes that are heavy or tight fitting can make you feel warmer
and are especially uncomfortable in hot weather.
When you spend time in the sun, don’t forget to wear sunglasses, a hat and sun screen
to protect your skin and avoid sunburn.
Indulge in a Cold Treat
When things heat up, indulge in a cold treat to cool yourself down. Think ice cream,
popsicles or cold soda. There’s something about a cold treat on a summer day. Another
way to stay cool is to avoid using your oven or stove during the summer, as these
appliances can quickly heat up your home.
Spend some time at the Pool
On your day off, head to the pool to soak in some sun and stay cool at the same time. A
good dip in the pool is great exercise and a great way to keep cool on a summer
afternoon. If you aren’t a swimmer, spending some time next to the pool can actually
keep you cool too, as breezes that come off the water will be cool. Bring a book and
cold drink and let your kids splash away.
Take the Cooler Outside
Take a climate control unit outside or use a mister to keep the patio or deck cool. Be
sure to use a unit that is designed to be used outside so that you don’t cause damage
and so it will work well. Then, sit back in the shade and enjoy the summer weather
without the heat.
Take a Book to the Shade
Sometimes all you need to keep cool is some big trees and some shade. Take a book
outside or sit back and listen to some music in the yard while your kids play. Set up
some outdoor furniture or a hammock in your yard so that you’ll have a shady spot to
retreat to all summer long.
Turn Your Windows into Coolers
If you don’t have air conditioning you can easily turn your windows into coolers to bring
a cool breeze through your home. Hang some damp sheets in the windows so that the
air passes through the sheets and cools down your home. When you open a few
windows throughout you home, you’ll also benefit from air circulation that can help you
keep your rooms cool.
Wash the Car
Wear some shorts and don’t be afraid to get a little wet when you wash your car.
Washing the car lets you enjoy the warm weather and stay cool at the same time, with
the added benefit of having a clean car! This is a great family activity, as little ones will
love wearing their swimming suits and helping spray down the car. They’ll get plenty wet
in the process and you’ll all have fun and stay cool.
Find some Indoor Entertainment
Let’s face it: sometimes it’s just too hot to spend time outside. On days like this, find
some inside entertainment. Play games with the kids inside, work on a hobby, head to
the mall or go to a movie. Sometimes your only option to stay cool is to stay out of the
Summer will be here before we know it and soon we’ll be looking for ways to stay cool.
When all else fails, or if you’re just looking for a fun way to cool down, try some of these
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