Summer Hacks

With summer coming right around the corner, keep these cool summer hacks in mind!

-Keep ice cream soft--and MUCH easier to scoop--by storing the container in a Ziploc baggie when you put it in the freezer.
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-To prevent drips and a sticky mess while enjoying an ice cream cone or popsicle, use a cupcake liner/wrapper around the base of the cone or stick so it drips into there rather than all over you!
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-Freeze aloe cubes using an ice cube tray. Trust me, your sunburn will thank you.
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-Want natural highlights? Use a bit of fresh lemon juice! Easiest way would be to squeeze about 2-5 lemons into a bowl and then transfer the liquid into a spray bottle. Spray the juice onto your hair and then head out in the sun for a bit!
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-Toothpaste works wonders on easing the itch of mosquito bites.
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-Water bottles can double as ice packs. Whether you use a refillable water bottle or a plastic one, it's super simple and useful. Freeze the plastic water bottles and then stick them in your cooler to keep everything nice and chill. Want a double supply of cold water?Fill the bottle up about half way and then freeze it. When it comes time to head out, fill the other half up with cold water.
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-DIY beach safe: use an empty lotion bottle or deodorant.
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-Keep your phone in a plastic baggie during your outdoor adventures like to the beach or river. You can still use it and it won't get covered in sand or water!
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-Use a fitted sheet at the beach. Place something heavy in each corner (duffle bags, coolers, stereo, small children, etc.) in order to keep up little walls to keep OUT sand.
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-Arrange condiments in a muffin tin at BBQs, cook outs, parties or at the beach. Place a cupcake liner in each slot along with a condiment. Quick and no clean up!
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-Tired of burning off your finger prints on your steering wheel when you get back in your car after a long day? Keep a towel or pillowcase available. When you get out, cover the steering wheel and dash!

-Baby powder removes sand almost instantly.

-Use a hanger to organize your shades.
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-Homemade bug repellent that doesn't stink: limes and cloves.
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-Make yogurt and fruit popsicles for a yummy, healthy and not so messy treat. Recipe here.

-You can make your own slip n slide with a tarp, dish soap and a hose! Please be careful though!

-Freeze fruit--such as berries, strawberries and grapes--to use as ice cubes that add flavor to beverages. Nice tip to use for wine!
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-Earl Grey tea bags are a nice sunburn remedy.

-Make your own garbage can for your car for long road trips using a tupperware container from Dollar Tree!
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-Use a can opener to open blister packages and save your hands from the stress and cuts.
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-Wrap shoes in shower caps when packing them so they don't get other items dirty.
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-Carry bobby pins in a Tic Tac container.
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-Keep dryer sheets in travel bags to keep everything smelling fresh.
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-Use a pill organizer to keep your jewelry.
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-RELAX!

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