It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy… at least it is if you have these life hacks on hand!
1. Instantly Chill Your Wine
The only thing worse than realizing you forgot to chill that bottle of rosé is watering it down with ice cubes. Instead keep some grapes in the freezer and pop them into your glass to instantly chill your drink.
Bonus: frozen grapes make a great, healthy snack for kids. Win-win!
2. Banish Bugs
You have kids running in and out of the house all day – how do you stop ants from getting in? Sprinkle some coffee grounds just outside doorways – coffee’s high nitrogen content burns ants, so they won’t walk across it.
3. Brush Off Sand Easily
How often have you and your family enjoyed a day at the beach, only to find that half the beach is now all over your kitchen floor?
There’s an easy way to prevent this! Cover sandy limbs in baby powder – it instantly absorbs excess moisture from water and sunscreen and makes sand super easy to brush off.
4. Get Rid of Stinky Sneakers
Runners and canvas shoes can get pretty smelly in the summer when feet are at their sweatiest. Deodorize them easily by sprinkling salt inside them once a week.
5. Keep Mosquitoes at Bay
Are mosquitoes dive-bombing your BBQ? Fill a cup with dryer sheets – the fragrance overpowers the human scent that attracts mosquitoes. And of course, you can still use the dryer sheets later!
6. De-Wrinkle Clothes With Ease
Summertime means you finally get to wear that super cute dress that’s been at the back of your closet for eight long months. There are two ways to quickly de-wrinkle clothes that are coming out of hibernation.
The shower method: for clothes that are dry-clean only or delicate, hang them in the bathroom while you take a steamy, hot shower. The steam in the room will gently remove wrinkles.
The dryer method: for lightweight cotton clothes, throw them in the dryer for 5 minutes with a few ice cubes. The small amount of water generated from the ice cubes will steam the wrinkles out of them.
Or if that cute summer dress still has tags on it, consider listing it in your local VarageSale community. Turning last summer’s impulse purchase into this summer’s extra cash is the best life hack of all!
Now get out there and squeeze out every drop of summer goodness!