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Life Hacks To Help You Have The Best Summer Ever

Clever ideas to help you have more fun and fewer hassles this summer.

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Summer is an awesome time of the year, but summer fun does have some unique problems. Here's what you need to know to avoid some of these problems so you can keep having fun and make it the best summer ever!

Use Binder Clips to Organize Bottles in the Fridge

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Need a cold drink to help you cool down on a hot day? LifeHacker suggests using binder clips to prevent bottles from rolling around. This way, your fridge will stay nice and organized and your favorite beverages will be nice and cold when you want them.

Avoid Watered-Down Iced Coffee With Coffee Ice Cubes

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Love iced coffee, but hate it when your drink gets watered down as the ice melts? Your drink won’t get watered down when your ice cubes are made of more coffee. Check out a tutorial for how to make coffee ice cubes on Honestly Yum.

Use Cornstarch to Un-Stick Marshmallows

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Making s’mores is fun, but not when your marshmallows are stuck together. If you’ve got a bag full of marshmallows that are stuck together, Reader’s Digest recommends adding a teaspoon of cornstarch to the bag and shaking it up. When you're done, just put the leftover marshmallows in a new container and freeze them to prevent them from getting stuck together again.

Use a Fan to Keep Mosquitoes Away


Nothing kills a nice night (or day) outside like constantly being bothered by mosquitoes. If mosquitoes are bothering you, try making it harder for them to fly by using an oscillating fan. As The Shelving Store points out, “Mosquitoes can’t fly in winds faster than 2 MPH, so if you get big oscillating fan to sweep across your porch, it’ll create a nice wind tunnel to keep those mosquitoes from getting too close.”

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Fake tans are great if you love the look of a tan, but don’t want to risk skin damage. Unfortunately, it’s easy for fake tans to go wrong. If your fake turn has turned streaky, Lauren Conrad suggests using freshly-squeezed lemon juice and a few teaspoons of baking soda to create a paste you can use in the shower to exfoliate streaky areas.

Freeze Aloe Vera to Treat Sunburns

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You spent a day out in the sun and forgot to put on some sunscreen -- and now you’ve got a sunburn to prove it. Cool that burn quickly -- and naturally -- with frozen aloe vera. Check out WikiHow and PaleoHacks to learn a few different ways you can do this.

DIY Storage for Sunglasses

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If sunglasses are a big part of your summer wardrobe, you know what a hassle it can be to keep them all organized. You can use anything from Command adhesive hooks to clothes hangers to organize them, or you can turn your collection of sunglasses into a decorative statement by taking a picture frame and attaching some thick elastic bands. See PullTeeth for a tutorial.

Use Cupcake Liners to Catch Popsicle Drips

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Popsicles are awesome. Getting sticky hands from a dripping popsicle isn’t. All you have to do to keep your hands clean while enjoying your popsicle is put the stick through a cupcake holder to catch any drips.

Use Baby Powder to Remove Sand

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Anyone who has ever been to the beach before knows how hard it is to get rid of all the sand stuck to your skin. Baby powder can help make it a little easier. Before leaving the beach, all you have to do is rub baby powder on your skin and it will help take the sand right off.

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