Life Style

Unconventional Ways to Deal With the Heat

A hot summer can be difficult for those who do not have an air conditioner. There are, thankfully, other ways to deal with hot weather.

Use “cold” curtains

It is critical to understand how we perceive temperature. In hot climate cities, it is preferable to use light and cold colors that create the illusion of cool air in a space.

Of course, not everyone is brave enough to open their curtains when it’s extremely hot outside, but it’s well worth it.

Freeze your pillow

In summer, it’s hard for us to get a good night’s sleep. To make sleeping more comfortable, put your pillowcase in a bag and let it cool down in the freezer.

Put a frozen bottle in your bed

If you place a cold bottle of water in your bed before going to sleep, you may find it easier to fall asleep.

When you’re awake, the same idea works: put a bag of frozen rice on the back of your head and you’ll feel so much better on a hot day.

Buy house plants

House plants help reduce the temperature inside the home, and they clear and moisturize the air. Ficus Benjamina, Aglaonema, and palm trees are the best choices for this.

Get rid of textiles

On hot days, it’s better to get rid of thick fabrics, decorative pillows, carpets, and comforters. It’s believed that dark fabrics attract heat and it’s better to buy bed sheets that are made of light and organic materials.

Being somewhere with thick curtains

Even though it’s better to replace textiles with lighter fabrics, this is not true for curtains. They should be as thick as possible. On a hot day, it’s better to keep the windows closed, but don’t forget about air circulation.

Humidify the air

You can buy an air humidifier or simply use a spray bottle.

You can also wash the floor but don’t do it too often because when it’s too humid, it’s harder.

Minimize electricity consumption

It’s best not to use devices on hot days because they heat the air, which is already hot enough. Instead of watching TV at home, go to the movies, where air conditioners are available.

The same can be said for using the stove. Eat cool, light foods on hot days.

Bonus: 2 simple life hacks to help your pets survive a heatwave

  • Attach a rubber mat to the side of the pool to help your pet get out if it falls in.
  • You can put an ice tray near your pets to make it easier for them. We at Bright Side have already noticed that it cools them down.

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