5 Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

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Hot temperatures are a part of every great summer, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the sweltering heat every now and then. In Union City, Tennessee, we’re looking at temperatures in the 90s all weekend, so we’re thinking about how we can stay cool. Here are five of our favorite ways to cope with the hottest summer days!

Homemade Popsicles

Instead of stocking up on tons of store-bought popsicles every week, make your own delicious—and cold—snacks. It’s even possible to make healthy pops, so you don’t have to break your diet just because you’re looking for something quick to cool you down! All you need are a set of popsicle molds and lots of your favorite summer fruits. Check out ten awesome recipes from Real Simple to get started.

Light Summer Salads

Avoid using your oven at all costs; it can increase the temperature in your kitchen. Instead, stick to grilling or enjoy refreshing summer salads that don’t require lots of time spent over hot pots and pans. Martha Stewart offers lots of salad ideas to keep your belly full without turning up the heat.

Iced Coffee

If you’re like us, you’re not ready to start the day until you’ve had your coffee. The trick to making your own delicious iced coffee to keep you awake all summer is making ice cubes out of coffee! These cubes will keep your coffee strong and bold, so you don’t have to settle for the watered down version created with regular ice cubes.

Portable Fans

When you just can’t spend another minute in front of the big fan at home, the portable version is exactly what you need. If you’re spending a day outside with the family, prep the night before by crafting cute paper fans with the kids. If you’d rather not DIY, you can find tiny battery-powered fans, fans with spray bottles for cool water spritzes attached and even fans you can power with your phone!

Summer Fashion

This one’s easy. Ditch the synthetic fabrics for lighter options like cotton and linen. Avoid tight clothes and opt for looser-fitting outfits in light colors instead. And remember, your looks can be as flawlessly wrinkle-free during the summer as they are all year! Shop our personal clothing steamers today at jiffysteamer.com.