With the weather becoming increasingly warm, it is important to know how to keep cool whilst enjoying time outdoors.
Here are five cost-effective methods to keep cool this summer:
- Make good use of your freezer
Give you and your guests a moment of relief from the heat with an array of frozen household items. Whilst hot water bottles are designed to keep you feeling cosy, adding cold water to them and chucking them in the freezer will create insulated ice packs that you can hand out to overheating guests.
2. Keep windows and curtains closed
Although it may seem natural to let air flow from windows, this may be working against you. Ensure your windows are closed whilst the sun is at its highest to prevent hot air from entering your home.
3. Bright and light furnishings
It is widely known that dark colours absorb the heat. Think bright white bedding and light natural tones for cushion covers and outdoor seating accessories.
4. Use linen sheets more!
Linen bed sheets are light, breathable, and super soft, making them ideal for use during a heatwave. They’re also an eco-friendly option!
5. Host fun activities indoors
The best way to stay cool is to stay out of the sun. Entertain your guests inside instead with a variety of board games, party games, crafts, and baking.
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