Friday, 1 July 2016

25 Tips for Keeping Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

My post with 26 tips for staying warm in the cold winter months was pretty popular, so I thought I'd write one about how to save money while keeping cool in summer.
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Eating and Drinking
  1. BBQ. It's fun and you won't heat up your house by cooking.
  2. Certain foods like mind, cucumber, and spicy foods can help cool you down. 
  3. Don't use your stove or oven. They really heat up your house. 
  4. Drink more water or drinks with electrolytes
You
  1. Airism by Uniqlo will help keep you cool by wicking away sweat.
  2. Breathable clothing with natural fibers, such as linen, cotton, silk, and bamboo is a must.  
  3. Cooling toiletries like lotion with aloe vera can really help.
  4. Dress appropriately. Cover up, and wear light clothing and a hat like people in deserts do.
  5. Ice your feet. A cold foot bath with or without ice will help cool you off.  
  6. Hand held fans with or without water are great to take with you anywhere.
  7. Put your hair up. Bonus points if you wet it first. 
  8. Splash water on the back and front of your neck and your inner wrists. 
  9. Spray bottles are great for a quick pick me up. 
  10. Take off your socks. You'll cool off instantly.

Your house
  1. Blackout drapes will keep the hot sun out.
  2. Change your bedding to thinner cotton or bamboo sheets.
  3. Cold packs. These nifty devices can be used again and again. 
  4. Cover your sofa and chairs with light fabric so they don't get too hot. 
  5. Fans. They're much cheaper than running the AC all the time. 
  6. Get out of the house. Go run errands, hit the library, or go to a friend's house.
  7. Open the windows and get a breeze going in your house. 
  8. Go swimming! That's what summer's all about!
  9. Turn off the lights. You'll save money and keep your place cooler.
  10. Watch movies or read books about cold places. 
  11. Put wet towel or glasses of ice in front of a breezy window or a fan.
NB: I'll be on vacation in August. While I'm gone you can read posts by other TEFL Tips authors as well as my other blogs. I will start posting again in September.

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