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More Cool Tips for Hot Days!

20/07/2021 12:39:05 PM

Jul20

Gloria Boxen

Don't have central air conditioning or want to reduce its use?

 

  1. Use a dehumidifier.The reduced moisture in the air will make a room feel cooler.
  2. Wear loose outdoor clothing in light colours, preferably cotton, and you will feel cooler. White, beige, and light brown-green shades will attract less mosquitoes and other insects.  See https://mosquitojoe.com/blog/what-colors-attract-mosquitoes/
  3. Tie a wet kerchief around your neck cowboy style.  
  4. Partially fill a "hot water" bottle with cold water and place in the freezer. Use it wrapped in a towel to protect your skin.
  5. Uncomfortably hot?  Blow a fan across a container of ice cubes towards you. Place your feet in a pan of cold water at the same time. A cool tip: freeze a stainless steel bowl of water for use later.
  6. Cover your wrist, ankles, back of your knee, or crook of your arm with a wet cloth. Alternatively, an ice pack covered with a cloth can be applied to these areas.   
  7. Sponge yourself off with a cool washcloth.
  8.  Really hot and sweaty? Soap yourself down with a washcloth first, then turn on the shower to rinse off.   Dry off lightly and leave your hair wet.
  9. Feeling too hot to fall asleep? Place a pillow or a sheet in a plastic bag and put into the freezer or frig for a few minutes to cool it down.  Another idea is to sleep under a damp sheet.
  10. BEST IDEA: Sit under a large shade tree and relax!

 

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