11 Ways To Cool Off Without A Pool

No pool? No problem. It’s gonna be a hot one this summer, so be prepared, and grab a Dunkin’ Coolatta so you can enjoy every minute of it!

1. Start with the easiest and coolest (pun intended) pop-up fan fort to blow your heat troubles away.

Sheet + fan = instant air-conditioned oasis without lifting a finger.

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It’s like your dream of getting hit by 100 water balloons at one time finally coming true. Make your dream into a reality here.

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3. Keep a stash of these easy frozen fruit kabobs in your freezer for your emergency cool-down moments.

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Step one: Put fruit on a stick.
Step two: Put in the freezer.

(See, told you it was easy…)

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4. Invest in an umbrella that does everything but protect you from water (but in a good way).

Literally make it rain whenever you need it. Find it here.

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5. Have an endless water “balloon” fight with your friends with these DIY sponge balls.

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Oh, this means war! Grab a big bucket of ice water and throw a few of these around for a fun time on a scorching summer day.

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6. Grab a few light blankets to create an outdoor nook that saves you from the sun.

It’s like being outside… but inside… but outside… (You get it.)

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7. Put your phone to good use by making it fan you off.

Doesn’t waste data. Doesn’t waste minutes. DOES provide a breeze to die for (and the opportunity to capture the perfect windblown hair selfie). Get one here.

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8. Fill an ice tray with aloe vera gel for individual cubes of soothing goodness.

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Remember that sunburn last year? Now imagine having one of these. You’re welcome.

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9. Grab your friends and gather around the inexpensive kiddie pool that provides epic cooling powers.

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Warning: Your guests really might not leave once they sit. Proceed with caution.

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10. Brew mint tea… not to drink, but as a cheap and easy cooling body spray!

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Just keep the bottle in the refrigerator and let the mint do its natural cooling magic!

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11. Take a giant tarp and some dish soap to create the ultimate slip-and-slide.

Just like when you were a kid, except a thousand times better. Guaranteed.

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And the easiest way to beat the heat? Drinking a frozen Dunkin’ Coolatta, duh!

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