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    Jun 23, 2020

    23 Practical Products To Help Solve All Your Summer Problems

    Because let's face it, you probably can't stand this heat by yourself.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Place this cooling gel insert into your pillow for a refreshing night's sleep.

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    Thanks to its stay-cool filling, you won't even need to refrigerate this insert before using it!

    Price: £6.95.

    2. If your fruit and veg is going off extra quickly at the moment, these specially-designed discs are here to help.

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    You can place them in your fridge or in your fruit bowl! They work by absorbing all the fruit and veg-rotting ethylene that fresh produce releases, slowing down the decomposition process easily and effectively.

    Price: £5.00 for three.

    3. These baits will get rid of your ant problem by tackling it at its source.

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    The food inside is laced with slow-acting poison, so when worker ants bring it back to the queen ant, it'll remove the source of your six-legged troubles.

    Price: £4.80 for two.

    4. And if flies are really bugging you at the moment, these sticky fly paper rolls are a really effective way to get rid of them! They'll attract and trap flies onto their extremely sticky surface, and you can just throw the rolls away when they're full.

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    All of the rolls are poison-free, and they're suitable for both indoor and outdoor use!

    Price: £3.18 for eight rolls.

    5. This powerful fan was originally designed for use at gyms, so you know it's got to be good at its job.

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    It's completely free-standing, and it's mains-powered too for extra oomph. This fan comes with three powerful settings, and customers love how easy it is to set up – just plug it in and you're good to go!

    Price: £41.99.

    6. Or if you're after something a little smaller, this bad boy is USB-powered and silent.

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    It's the perfect addition to your WFH desk, because the motor is really quiet and the USB cable can be plugged into your laptop. Customers have been seriously impressed by how powerful this compact fan is!

    Price: £10.99.

    7. This maximum strength antiperspirant has gotten some rave reviews for a reason. You'll only need to apply it once or twice a week to feel the effects!

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    I know it sounds wild but, if the ratings are anything to go by, this spray really does live up to its promise. Customers say just a couple of applications per week is enough to keep them sweat-free for days, and if you don't take their word for it, there's a money-back guarantee too!

    Price: £11.95.

    8. Not only is this incredible duvet thin enough for summer, it's anti-allergy too.

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    It's fully machine-washable, and with a tog of only 4.5, it's light enough to keep you cool too.

    Price: £15.16 for a double duvet.

    9. If your plants' soil has been drying out, these globe waterers will keep them hydrated for you for up to two weeks.

    These handy tools release the water that's stored in their chamber whenever they sense moisture loss from the soil.

    Price: £5.00 for two.

    10. Make lounging outside even MORE comfortable by using this clip-on deck chair tray.

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    It's portable and incredibly easy to install – just clip it onto onto the part of your deck chair that connects your arm rest to the legs!

    Price: £8.99.

    11. If the sun has been waking you up too early, these pop-up blackout blinds are well worth a try.

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    These blackout blinds are suitable for most windows (including recessed ones). You'll be able to attach one of these blinds to your walls or frames using a single, powerful suction pad, so there's no mess or sticky residue involved. They're as easy to take down as they are to put up, so you can enjoy the sun streaming indoors whenever you want to!

    Price: £24.99 for two 1.2 x 1m blinds.

    12. Prevent chafing with these (honestly kind of genius) lace bands.

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    They're non-slip, and there's a handy pocket in their sides where you can store everything from your card to your phone.

    Price: £7.99 - £12.99 depending on size – they're available in sizes S - L and also come in black.

    13. Prevent that annoying summer frizz with this anti-humidity spray from Lee Stafford.

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    It's perfect if you've straightened your hair and want to keep it sleek, or even if you just want to avoid those annoying flyaways during the day!

    Price: £6.50.

    14. You can't go wrong with some high-factor SPF, and this Cetaphil moisturiser tackles two problems at once.

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    It's an effective moisturiser that also contains SPF 50! It's fragrance-free and non-pore blocking too – I mean, what's not to love?!

    Price: £9.00.

    15. You can keep your water bottles cool no matter where you go thanks to these specially-designed coolers.

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    Whether you're driving and don't want that awful singed plastic taste in your drink, or if you're staying in and want to keep your bottle chilled, these highly-rated bags are ideal. They're perfect for picnics too!

    Price: £5.99 for two.

    16. Keep bugs at bay with this insect repellent spray.

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    It's water and sweat-resistant, so you can use it when you're swimming or when you're out for a run. It repels midges, mosquitoes, horse flies, sand flies, fleas, and ticks (phew)!

    Price: £7.00.

    17. This dehumidifier is a great way to tackle that hot, sticky weather without using electricity or batteries.

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    It contains a filter which absorbs the excess moisture from your air, pooling it all into a tray at the base of this unit that you can easily remove and empty.

    Price: £8.00.

    18. Keep your pet cool with this mat.

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    It's self-cooling (the gel inside cools down when pressure is applied to it, i.e. when your pet steps onto the mat). You can fold it up when it's not in use, and the cover is easy to wipe and completely sweat-resistant!

    Price: £18.99 for a 90 x 50cm mat.

    19. This cooling neck wrap is incredibly refreshing.

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    Not only is this wrap great at relieving aches and inflammation, it's a great way to cool off in the summer heat too. Pop it in the freezer to cool it down – it'll stay flexible even when it's frozen!

    Price: £13.99.

    20. If you love ice but find regular plastic trays really hard to remove the cubes from, these sausage dog-shaped moulds are made from flexible silicone.

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    The tray is dishwasher-safe and easy to use thanks to its flexible material! Plus, I mean, your ice will look like sausage dogs after you've used this.

    Price: £5.99.

    21. Keep your barbecue clean by using these non-stick mats when cooking.

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    Just place them under your food while you're grilling for a mess-free experience. They're heat-resistant and easy to clean too – you can pop them in the dishwasher or clean them by hand in the sink.

    Price: £10.99 for five.

    22. If your shoes are going through it right now, these odour-neutralising bags will help to keep them smelling fresh.

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    These air purifiers work by absorbing the bad smells in your shoes via the carbon filling, and customers say they're really effective!

    Price: £9.99 for four.

    23. This Bin Buddy powder absorbs all the excess liquid in your bin bags (which smells extra bad in the summer heat). It repels flies, too!

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    Just chuck some of this stuff into your bin liner and it'll absorb all the excess liquid in moments! Plus, it contains citronella, which could help to make your bin smell fresher and repel flies at the same time.

    Price: £3.49.

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