Freeze Your Bed Sheets + 30 Tips for a Happy Summer
Summer is here, and it’s time to make the most of it! Whether you’re staying at home or traveling, there are some awesome summer hacks you can use to make your life easier and more enjoyable.
Freeze your sheets! The summer heat can be unbearable, especially when it comes to sleeping. To keep cool at night, try freezing your sheets before you go to bed. Just fold them up and put them in a plastic bag in the freezer for a few hours before bedtime. When you take them out, they’ll be nice and cool, making it easier to fall asleep.
You can also make your own ice packs. Just fill a plastic bag with ice cubes or frozen vegetables and wrap it in a towel. You can use it as a makeshift cooling pad.
Use pool noodles to protect your car. If you park your car outside during the summer, you know how hot it can get inside. To keep the sun out, cut a pool noodle in half lengthwise and place it over the top of your car windows. This will create a barrier that will help keep your car cool.
The same pool noodles can help you keep your drinks afloat. Cut a pool noodle into small pieces and use them as coasters to keep your drinks from sinking in the pool or at the beach.
Create a DIY air conditioner. If you don’t have an air conditioner at home, you can make your own with just a few supplies. Fill a shallow pan with ice and place it in front of a fan. As the fan blows air over the ice, it will create a cool breeze that will help keep you comfortable. But if you’re not into DIY, just get yourself this portable air cooler.
If you’re going to be doing any outdoor activities like gardening or hiking, use a shower cap to protect your shoes from getting dirty or wet. Just slip the shower cap over your shoes and you’re good to go! This is especially useful if you’re going to be walking around in wet or muddy conditions.
Wanna keep your drinks cool without watering them down? Use frozen grapes instead of ice cubes! Plus, they make for a tasty snack once they thaw.
You can make your own popsicles. Just blend your favorite fruits with some juice or yogurt and freeze in popsicle molds. Voilà — a refreshing treat!
If you’re sitting outside and getting annoyed by bugs, try using a fan to keep them away. Bugs don’t like flying in windy conditions, so turn up the fan and enjoy bug-free relaxation. Hey, I guess this one looks pretty terrifying for all those bugs!
Hang a white sheet on a wall or fence and use a projector to create your own outdoor movie theater. Don’t forget the popcorn!
If you’re having a BBQ or picnic, use a muffin tin to hold condiments. This will keep them organized and make it easier for people to serve themselves.
Poke holes in a plastic water bottle and attach it to a hose for a DIY sprinkler. It’s a fun way to cool off on a hot day!
If you’re eating outside and don’t want to balance your plate on your lap, use a cookie sheet as a lap tray. It’s sturdy and easy to clean.
Don’t let leftover coffee go to waste — freeze it in an ice cube tray and use the cubes for iced coffee later.
If you don’t have a picnic blanket, use a shower curtain instead. It’s waterproof and easy to clean!
Turn your backyard into a water park by creating a DIY slip n’ slide. Use a tarp, some dish soap, and a hose to create hours of fun.
Create an outdoor shower using a garden hose and some PVC pipes. It’s perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach or pool.
Keep pesky bugs away with a homemade natural bug repellent. Mix essential oils like citronella, peppermint, and lavender with water and spray around your yard. Make sure you aren’t allergic to any of those oils! If you’re lucky to travel this summer, here are some useful travel tips for you
When you pack your stuff to go on a long-awaited vacay, make sure to use this tip. To prevent your razor from getting damaged in your luggage, use a binder clip to cover the blades. This will keep them from getting dull or nicked.
The same binder clip can help keep cords organized. If you’re traveling with multiple cords and chargers, use a binder clip to keep them organized. Just clip them together and label them, so you know what each one is for.
Instead of packing all your toiletries in a separate bag, use — guess what — a binder clip to hold them all together. This will save space and make it easier to find what you need.
If you’re traveling with multiple devices, it can be pretty tough to find enough outlets to charge them all. To make things easier, pack a power strip, so you can charge everything at once.
Instead of folding your clothes, roll them up tightly. This will not only save space in your suitcase, but it will also help prevent wrinkles.
A shower cap can protect your shoes, but if you’re going on a beach vacation, use it to protect your camera from sand and water. Just slip it over the lens and snap away!
Don’t want to lose your sunglasses? Use our-new-bestie aka a binder clip to attach them to your bag or clothes. Bonus points if you add some googly eyes for extra flair!
If you’re traveling to a hot destination, pack a mini fan to stay cool. It’s small enough to fit in your purse or backpack. By the way, you can make your own Chinese fan out of a sheet of paper. Just fold it making horizontal creases — just like this, and when you’re done, hold the folded paper at the bottom and gently pull the top corners apart to create a fan shape. Now how about that?!
Use a carabiner to attach your keys: Don’t want to lose your keys while you’re out and about? Use a carabiner to attach them to your bag or belt loop.
If you’re in a bad need of dry shampoo and there’s literally no store you can reach, try out this tip. Use baby powder instead of regular dry shampoo. The logic is the same: the powdery stuff will absorb oil and leave your hair smelling fresh. But it’s still better to just wash your hair, especially if it’s scorching hot outside.
If you’re lounging by the pool or on the beach, use a pool noodle as a headrest. It’s a cheap and comfortable alternative to a traditional headrest. And if you want your phone to lounge too, get this nice phone holder. And don’t watch TikTok too much, your phone’s on vacay too!
When it comes to packing your clothes, there’s never enough space for everything you need to take, right? Welp, bring as many pairs of shorts as you want as long as you put a sarong in your suitcase. A sarong is a versatile item and a lifesaver. In some countries you won’t be allowed to enter some places if you’re wearing a top and a pair of shorts, so a sarong can be used as a cover-up. It can help you out on a plane if it’s freezing cold inside the cabin, but the crew members are out of blankets. It can even be a towel or a makeshift picnic blanket. You see how versatile it is?
Fill a spray bottle with water and a few drops of peppermint essential oil for a refreshing and cooling mist on hot summer days.
Upcycle an old t-shirt by cutting off the sleeves and bottom hem, then sew the sides together to create a quick and easy beach bag.
Avoid travel nightmares, like arriving at your destination and realizing you forgot something important. A packing list will help you stay organized and ensure you don’t forget any essentials. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably end up adding a few items to your list as you go along. Have a nice vacay.