There are plenty of great ways to beat the summer heat without air conditioning. I try to incorporate as many of these ideas into my summer days as possible, for the ultimate relief from the heat.
Head to the gas station and buy one of those BIG blocks of ice. Place it in a large bowl right in front of your floor fan and turn on the fan.
EAT ONLY COLD THINGS
Have a dinner of nothing but fresh veggies. Eat ice cream, freeze pops or smoothies for snacks.
COVER THE WINDOWS
Buy reflective plastic for your windows or if you don’t want to spend the money, just take blankets and put them over the windows.
GET OUT THE KIDDIE POOL
Throw on yours and the kids’ swimsuits and fill up the kiddie pool (or run through the sprinkler with them!).
OPEN THE WINDOWS
After you’ve had the windows covered all day, as soon as the sun goes down, pull down those shades and get the windows open.