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10 Ways to Stay Cool this Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and for many that means that temperatures are about to really heat up. Here are 10 ways to stay cool this Memorial Day Weekend and beyond!

 

  1. Make A Splash - One of the most effective and popular ways to stay cool is to harness the power of water. Whether it be by sprinkler, pool, mist, or splash - water just does the job and is fun all at the same time. Try some red, white and blue water balloons this weekend, or a mist machine on the patio to keep your weekends refreshing all summer.
  2. Inside Out - An ice cream sundae on a cool day can send you into shimmy of shivers; but on a hot day, a scoop of your favorite flavor delivers just the right amount of chill from the inside out. Try topping your this weekend with some patriotic extras like raspberries, blueberries and marshmallows or red, white and blue confetti sprinkles. 
  3. Breezy Bliss - Don't forget the fans, even if you have the A/C on. Even a light breeze provides the body with a sensation that the air is cooler and makes hotter temperatures more tolerable. Put the fans on and you'll be able to turn the A/C up higher than 78 degrees, which helps you stay cool while saving cash!
  4. Set It And Forget It - Speaking of A/C, consider installing a programmable thermostat to help take charge of your A/C energy use. Turn the A/C up or off when you are away and set the temp up a few degrees and add fans to help conserve energy and save money!
  5. Give Your A/C Some TLC - Change your filters and be sure your ducts of free of leaks. Read this blog to be sure your A/C is in tip top shape and cooling your home as efficiently as possible!
  6. Ice Pops for Pops - Who doesn't love ice pops? How about a pop with a over-21 twist? Pinterest can be a bottomless source for fun ice-pops recipes featuring your favorite alcoholic beverages, like these made with Bailey's. But lick responsibly! Please remember that alcohol and hot weather activity can be a dangerous mix. The risks include accidents and heat illness. Always remember to remain properly hydrated and never swim or drive while intoxicated. 
  7. Chill Out - Keep your home cooler by limiting activities that generate heat during the hottest periods of the day. This can include: doing laundry, ironing, baking/cooking, using a desktop computer, and running the dishwasher. Phew! Looks like you are off the hook this weekend. Chill out. The chores can wait (at least until the evening).
  8. Get It Covered - While you're out, keep the house curtains drawn to stop it heating up like a greenhouse.
  9. Drink Plenty of Water - Don't wait until you are thirsty to drink. Keep hydrated all day. Drink more water than usual and avoiding drinks with alcohol, caffeine, or carbonation.
  10. Think Cool Thoughts - If all else fails, sit back and relax and imagine crisp cool snow showering over you. According to research, even these innocent day dreams can trigger responses in your body reducing your overall temperature.