Summer is a glorious time of year and is anticipated with delight by all ages. But summer also brings its own set of problems and challenges. We thought we’d share some essential life hacks with you to make summer a real breeze!
Keep Your Patio Furniture Hygienic and Clean
One of the most prevalent summer problems is mildew. Especially if you live in a high humidity area. Patio furniture is especially vulnerable to mold and can stain over time if not treated properly. A quick and easy fix for this is white vinegar! Fill up a spray bottle and generously spritz the furniture after use.
Banish Insects Naturally
There’s very little that’s more annoying than ants. They invade every little corner and become quite problematic. Luckily coffee grounds are quite a strong repellent and aren’t harmful to the environment. Sprinkle some around entrances to your home. Burning them in a little saucer can also drive away bees who are crashing your picnic looking for food. Also, consider setting up a little bee station somewhere with sugar water to attract them and help them
Clean The Grill With Ease
Having a barbeque is so much fun and we all enjoy the long summer evenings filled with delicious food and company. The problem comes at the end of the barbeque when no one feels like cleaning up anymore. Lay a sheet of aluminum foil over the grill while the coals are still hot and close the lid. When the time comes to grill again, just crumple up the foil and scrub off any remaining residue.
Beat The Beach Sand Mess
While we love the beach, there is nothing more annoying than the sand that seems to fill every crack and crevice it comes near to. One way to make the cleanup a lot easier is to sprinkle the beachgoers liberally with baby powder! It soaks up excess moisture and makes it very easy to dust off the sand before it gets into your house or car.
Bubble Wrap Magic
Warm, flat soft-drinks are disappointing and sad. Avoid this annoying summer problem with bubble wrap! This marvelous packaging material will help to keep cans cool and can also be used for keeping picnic foods cold or frozen. Want some ice cream? Now you can be the envy of other picnickers, just wrap the ice cream up to keep it firm.
Cat Litter Camping Tricks
Do you know that awful musty odor that permeates a tent after a long period of storage? You can avoid it with kitty litter. It’s quite simple! Fill an old sock halfway with it and tie off the end, store it with the tent or sleeping bags. It’s also a great idea to keep a bag in the car to help if you ever get stuck in mud or snow.
Coffee Can Storage
Keep your toilet paper try on camping trips by storing them in old coffee cans. Not only will they stay dry, but also bug-free!