Summer may be the season most of us look forward to, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come without its own set of hurdles. All of that fun in the sun also tends to bring sticky messes, home-invading bugs, and the heat we’ve been craving (yet will eventually complain about). Swapping one weather extreme for the next isn’t always easy, however, there are things you can do to help make your summer breezier.
We’ve compiled a list of summer hacks to save you time and money while still getting the most out of sun season. From camping to neighborhood barbecues, the right preparation can make any summer staple go swimmingly. Here are 25 summertime hacks to help you make the best of the dog days.
1. Brush Off Sand With Baby Powder
Nothing says summer like walking across the beach barefoot, but most of us would prefer to leave the sand there. It’s not always easy to clean sand off yourself before heading home, and once it ends up in your shoes or house, it can be a real nuisance. However, baby powder helps soak up moisture so you can brush off the beach with ease.
2. Keep Ice Cream Soft
There’s no tastier way to cool down than with an ice cream cone, but cartons tend to be difficult to serve from right out of the freezer. To make sure that your ice cream is always ready-to-serve, simply place the carton in a gallon zip lock bag before putting in the freezer. This also helps prevent freezer burn!