It’s Hot Out There – Here’s How to Keep Your Cool Without Breaking the Bank

In some parts of the country, it seems like the warmth of summer is coming later in the year but when it does arrive, the heat is no joke! Well, we’re in the thick of it now so we thought you’d appreciate learning about our favorite gadgets that will keep you from overheating no matter what the temperature is. You know the basics: hydrate, hydrate & then make sure you hydrate some more. But beyond that, we’ve found some fun inventions for under $100 that could change your whole experience of summer!

1. It’s a wrap: Cooling Neck Towels/Wraps are a great way to lower your temp when you’re out & about on a hot day. Some products have you soak the wrap and place it in ice or a freezer overnight, but then it stays cool for many hours. They’re reusable and there are lots of great patterns and colors to choose from. With the affordability of these towels, you can get an assortment to match with different outfits. Too cute!

2. We’re big fans: Actually, it’s more accurate to say we’re big fans of this little fan. Seriously, when does anything get 87% 5-star reviews on Amazon? This personal fan will be your newest best friend – you’ll take it everywhere, you’ll tell everyone how amazing it is, and you’ll miss it when it’s not around. Refreshing – check! Rechargeable – check! Fun colors – check


3. Did we say hydrate? Our friends at Wirecutter leave no stone unturned when doing product testing, and this Takeya water bottle was their hands-down favorite. With its stainless-steel, double wall construction, it will keep your drinks cold for hours and hours. And the clever design of the cap means taking a sip will be easy, and you won’t have any issues with leaking when you’re on the go. You’ll be able to use this water bottle for your summer workouts, long drives in the car or a day at the office.


4. Sleep on it: Instead of upgrading your whole mattress, how about staying cool in your sleep by switching to a memory foam pillow? They’ve got many layers specially designed to move heat away from your body, while still offering the support you need while sleeping. You’ll finally rest easy through the night without waking up in a cold sweat caused by old, low-tech pillows. Casper offers one that is well reviewed, click here to check it out. 

If you can’t beat the heat, we hope you can at least use these products that will make it bearable. That being said, never underestimate the relief of jumping into the ocean or a nice, cool swimming pool. And when all else fails, we suggest trying a summer cocktail. It will cool off your body and take your mind off the thermometer. Before you know it, fall will be here & you’ll be missing those warm summer days, so enjoy it while you can!

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