As a mobile notary that drives all over our lovely city, I have definitely been feeling the heat.
It inspired me to check out what other people do to stay cool, and so this is my curated list of 25 ways to beat the heat this August!
Here it is and stay cool out there my frends!
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25 tips to help keep your house cool during a heatwave:
Close all windows and blinds during the hottest part of the day to block out direct sunlight.
Use reflective window films or solar screens to reduce heat from entering through windows.
Install blackout curtains to keep rooms cooler and more comfortable.
Avoid using heat-producing appliances like ovens, stoves, and dryers during the peak heat hours.
Use energy-efficient LED bulbs, as they generate less heat compared to traditional incandescent bulbs.
Place bowls of ice or frozen water bottles in front of fans to create a DIY air conditioning effect.
Set ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise to create a cooling breeze.
Opt for breathable, lightweight fabrics for curtains and furniture covers to minimize heat retention.
Consider investing in a programmable thermostat to regulate indoor temperatures efficiently.
Plant shade trees or install awnings on windows to block out direct sunlight.
Seal any gaps or cracks in doors and windows to prevent warm air from entering.
Limit indoor activities that generate heat, such as cooking, ironing, or using computers, during peak heat hours.
Stay hydrated and avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can dehydrate you in hot weather.
Use a dehumidifier to reduce humidity levels, as lower humidity can make the air feel cooler.
Create a DIY swamp cooler by placing a damp cloth over a fan for additional cooling.
Set up a portable air conditioner or use window units in rooms where it's essential to stay cool.
Install an attic fan to remove hot air from the top of your house.
Keep doors to unused rooms closed to prevent hot air from spreading throughout the house.
Sleep on a lower level of the house if possible, as hot air rises.
Use a spray bottle filled with water to mist yourself for instant cooling.
Avoid using heat-generating electronics, such as computers and TVs, when they're not necessary.
Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
Create a cool-down space in your home with ice packs, cool towels, and a comfortable chair or mat.
Consider spending time in public places like libraries, shopping malls, or community centers with air conditioning during the hottest hours.
Use cooling towels or wraps that can be soaked in cold water and placed around your neck or forehead for instant relief from the heat.
As the last days of summer come to an end before school starts us again, why not take the family for a fun day in the Sun!
The Golden Triangle Mall may also be a cool place to hang out, eat and shop while you're trying to beat the heat.
Got any "cool" ideas? Let me know by visting me on Instagram: @denton_notary_signings.
Remember to stay hydrated and seek shade or air-conditioned spaces whenever possible to stay safe and comfortable during hot weather.
Stay cool out there and if you need a document notarized, don't forget that as a mobile notary for the DFW area, I can come to you!