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    26 Home Products For Anyone Who Hates The Summer Heat

    It's time to normalize hating summer weather.

    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. A cooling memory foam mattress topper that'll instantly upgrade your bed and have you feeling like you checked into a luxury 5-star hotel. It's infused with temperature-regulating gel beads that capture and dissipate heat so you can sleep soundly and comfortably — which sounds pretty dreamy.

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    Promising review: "After a week, my back pain was virtually gone. I didn't want to jump to conclusions though, so I decided to give it more time. It's now been over a month and the topper has held up perfectly, the back pain is still virtually non-existent, and even better, I'm not waking up as sweaty, so I guess the gel in the topper is doing the trick as waking up in a sweat had been part of my issue.

    Simply put, I'm now sleeping through the night better and waking up feeling better, so I'd say this is definitely worth looking at if you're having back issues with your mattress." —David T.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in eight bed sizes and two thickness levels).

    2. A hands-free bladeless fan you can wear around your neck so you'll have a constant stream of cool air flowing towards you at all times, like you deserve.

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    Promising review: "I live in south Florida so it's hot and humid most of the year. This lightweight neck fan really helps! I like to spend time outdoors but sometimes it's just too uncomfortable. The neck fan makes a difference. The three fan speeds are nice but I like the fastest speed because you can really feel the coolness on your neck. There's a section of the neck band in the middle that is flexible and nonslip. This makes it easy to adjust so it fits just right!" —R. Helfman

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in two colors).

    3. A cooling blanket for all my fellow hot sleepers who still like the feeling of curling up under the sheets. It's made with "Arc-Chill" cooling fibers that absorb body heat and transfer moisture from the skin so you won't wake up covered in sweat.

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    Promising review: "Let me start by saying I get extremely over-heated when I sleep but also enjoy the weight of a blanket on me. This blanket is the perfect solution for that. It is large enough to cover my entire queen-sized bed and just heavy enough to provide some weight while I sleep. It is definitely cold but not overwhelmingly cold at all. It’s like flipping your pillow over the cold side, except it’s an entire blanket! I love this thing, but I may have to get another one since my husky-mix loves it just as much as me!" —Madison P.

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    4. And a set of cooling pillowcases made of the same Arc-Chill fabric so you can stop flipping your pillow over every few hours just to find the cool side. It's also made of a silky smooth material that's super gentle on your skin and hair, so you can wave goodbye to waking up with bed head!

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    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised with these pillowcases. The fabric is very cool to the touch and the underneath side is soft like a t-shirt. I wake with night sweats and these help keep my head cooler. Highly recommend." —Lesa M

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in two sizes and six colors).

    5. A super quiet dehumidifier that'll capture all the excess moisture in the air that's making you feel all uncomfortable and sticky.

    Reviewer's dehumidifier placed on table
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    Promising review: "This fall I went from having never used a dehumidifier to having one on all the time. My wife said we needed one, I told her I don't see the big deal but hey if it makes you happy why not? The first thing I noticed was how quiet it was: of course it isn't dead quiet, but it isn't any louder than say our fridge, definitely not louder than my laptop's cooling fan.

    Before summer turned into fall, we (I) ended up emptying the water reservoir about once a week. It could be that it's really humid during NYC summers, but I had no idea just how much liquid was in the air. To be fair we do keep it by the bathroom, but the kitchen feels a little cooler and the bathroom smells a little less damp.

    In summary, I hadn't used a dehumidifier before but this one seems to be doing the job well and, most importantly for us, quietly." —PAW

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    6. A double-duty fan you can place right in your window if you don't want to splurge on an air conditioning unit. It features two speed settings and the fans can be digitally reversed so it can intake fresh air while exhausting stale air.

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    Promising review: "I live in northern California, with a relatively mild climate compared to many other parts of the country. Still, during the late summer/early fall months, we can experience some heat waves and hot days. My bedroom is on the second floor and even with an oscillating floor fan, it would get quite unpleasantly hot and stay too warm for me during the night. I saw the reviews and decided to give this dual window fan a try, as it wasn't too expensive. I am very glad I did. I had to place mine vertically as I have slider-winder, but it was very easy to install. It has made a noticeable difference. I leave it on low all night long, pulling in the cooler night are and it gets chilly enough in my room that I need to pull the covers over me." —Jane in California

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90+ (available in two styles).

    7. An oscillating tower fan that will increase air flow and is powerful enough to circulate stuffy air across the room. There's also a special nighttime setting that slowly decreases the fan speed while you sleep!

    Reviewer's tower fan placed in living room
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    Promising review: "I live in Louisiana. Not only is the temperature around what the fiery pits of Hell must be like, but there is also humidity to add even more fun to it. I come home to a house that is roughly around 84 degrees F at 5:30 in the evening so I needed a little help with cooling off. Within five minutes of turning this thing on it was like an angel had come down from heaven and began to personally blow cool air on my face. I was genuinely close to tears. If this thing only lasts a month it will have been worth the money." —Lori

    Get it from Amazon for $61.99+ (available in two colors).

    8. A set of blackout curtains to keep the pesky sun out of your room so you stay cool while you sleep for just five more minutes ... or hours.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought two sets of these for my office and spare bedroom that are on the south side of my house and have drafty windows with zero thermal insulation, and they work great! They're exactly what I need to help moderate the temp in my office, it keeps the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter, in addition to providing blackout properties for days I have a migraine but still have to work." —Taegost

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in 10 sizes and 23 colors).

    9. A lightweight microfiber towel that will instantly cool you off for hours. All you have to do is soak it, wring it, then wrap it around your neck so you can keep your cool while you run those summer errands.

    Reviewer wearing Frogg Toggs cooling towel
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    Promising review: "I have no idea how this works, but I'm grateful that it does. We got these for a trip to Disney World in Florida during the hot part of the year. The parks get sweltering. All we had to do was wet the towels in the morning when we left. When they got warm, all we did was snap them and like magic, they were cool again." —Lisa A.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 10 colors).

    10. A set of cooling sheets made of a breathable moisture-wicking bamboo fabric so you stay nice and cool all night long.

    Reviewer photo of navy sheets on bed
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    Promising review: "I absolutely freaking LOVE these sheets. I really just bought these on a whim because I was so tired of waking up in a puddle of sweat every night. Plus, they were super affordable for king sized sheets. Lo and behold, THESE ARE MY FAVORITE SHEETS EVER!!!! I will be buying more in the future. The bamboo material is so soft and smooth, but they're even cooler than my high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets which makes a GIANT difference for me when I'm trying to sleep. We have a stupid hot memory foam mattress (something else we need to rectify), but these sheets make the best of the situation and really help me stay comfortable at night. You can't go wrong with the price, but even if these were expensive, I'd still buy a bunch more sets because the quality is outstanding!" —Luckyeights86

    Get a set from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in seven sizes and 40 colors).

    11. A cooling pillow made with supportive gel memory foam so you can stop tossing and turning all night while your body gets used to the temperature changes outside.

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    Promising review: "Fantastic pillow. The perfect balance between support and softness. I usually dread new pillows as I always have to break them in for a few weeks to get a good night's sleep. This is the first pillow I ever tried new and got the best sleep in a long time. I didn't wake during the night to shift my pillow or to change sides. I normally sweat on my pillow and this pillow was completely dry. The gel in the foam really does work at cooling. Highly recommended." —Zainab N. Nawaz

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three sizes).

    12. A set of adhesive strips to close the gap under your door and stop any annoying drafts. It'll make it much easier to cool down your home in the summer, and it'll also keep bugs, dirt, and leaves outside where they belong.

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    Promising review: "I got this because the front door is un-level and very drafty. I didn’t want to spend a lot since we rent it but the amount of bugs coming from underneath was annoying.

    The material is very flexible and pliable which is great. A lot of these that I’ve used at big box stores tend to be somewhat rigid and want to fall off the minute you open the door. For my application, the door itself is raised up about 2” from the floor, so I didn’t have to worry about it dragging. However the door is 90 years old so it’s seen a lot of wear and tear but this thing works perfectly. So impressed with how easy it was to apply, you can guide it along as you need to since it’s so flexible. I never thought I’d get excited about a door draft stopper but this is that moment." —rezzim

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four colors).

    13. A personal USB fan you can plug directly into your laptop to keep you chill and comfortable while you try to get some work done at home.

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    Promising review: "I bought this fan two years ago, and it's been used quite a bit. I used to carry with me in my laptop bag, but have since migrated it over to my desk, where i still use it very often. On very long gaming sessions I'll also connect it to my Nintendo switch. Great fan, worth the price!" —Morgas

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    14. Or a quiet little desk fan for those moments when the sun is beaming through your window and making you way too hot to be productive. Or if you just need to get your Mariah Carey on and have a hair-blowing-in-the-wind moment.

    Reviewer photo of fan placed on desk
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    Promising review: "This fan is a perfect size for my desk, yet delivers powerful cooling air. Love the color, and it's very quiet! As you can see from the pictures, it doesn't take up much room." —BeckieBea

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. A nifty device that can turn hot coffee into iced coffee in 60 seconds, because it is way too hot to be drinking anything that isn't perfectly chilled. It can also be used to quickly chill wine, which may be even more useful.

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    Promising review: "Got this for my boyfriend who hates hot coffee but makes his coffee with the Keurig. This little thing fits right on the freezer door cleans really easily, and cools down whatever you put into it so quickly. We have even used it to cool down wine and other spirits that aren't carbonated. It beats adding ice to a drink you don't want to water down!" —J_Thrill

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    16. Or a cold brew pitcher that's so easy to use and will have you wondering why you didn't switch to homemade iced coffee a long time ago.

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    Just add coarse-ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Promising review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this everyday, it's so easy to use! My coffee comes out perfect every time. I'm a cold coffee drinker and I put about 8–10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter. I let it sit overnight and the next morning, I remove the filter and dump the grounds. It makes four days worth of coffee and I love that it's ready to go for me, especially since I wake up at 4:50 a.m. and I need to make my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well." —Panda

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    Or, check out our picks for the cold brew coffee makers at BuzzFeed Reviews!

    17. An ice cube tray with a lid since you'll probably be doubling the amount of ice you put in your drinks once the summer heat rolls around. The lid will keep out any lingering odors and makes it way easier to transport from the sink to the freezer.

    Hand placing sealed ice cube tray into freezer
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    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A set of ice pop molds so you can grab a refreshing homemade treat that's so much healthier and refreshing than the stuff you'll find in the freezer aisle.

    Model holding homemade popsicle next to ice pop mold
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    Promising review: "I love this little set. It's so easy to use and clean. I like that the silicone is flexible, but still sturdy. It's easy to get the pops out too. I bought so many little ice pop kits before buying this one and they all broken or wore out in under three to four months. This one is six months in and going strong. It's very good quality." —Liz from SA

    Get it from Amazon for $8.77+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    19. A Hawaiian shaved iced machine that'll have you feeling like you're on a tropical vacation instead of in your stuffy apartment. Just add a few ice cubes and press down on the top to create a mountain of fluffy icy goodness!

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    Don't forget the flavored syrups!

    Promising review: "Alright folks, here it is. I'm iron deficient and crave ice often. However, I probably don't have to tell you that constantly chewing ice can take a toll on your teeth (I've been fortunate not to have this happen and want to prevent it). With that said, this machine is GOLD! Setup is extremely easy and I used ice cubes straight from my freezer. Apply a little pressure on top to initiate the shaving and the ice looks like freshly fallen snow. Personally, I don't need any flavoring, but I imagine this baby would be even more of a gem during summer months at a BBQ. Children and adults can enjoy this, guilt free!" —ShoeDiva

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    20. An insulated wine tumbler — because you deserve perfectly chilled beverages at all times. You can even have it customized with your name so nobody in your household gets jealous and tries to steal it.

    Plum House Gallery/Etsy

    Promising review: "I LOVE this cup! great quality and personalization is beautiful! Nobody can steal my wine now!" —Laura D.

    Plum House Gallery is a small Etsy shop based in Lawrence, KS.

    Get it from Plum House Gallery on Etsy for $8.99+ (available in 28 colors and various font options).

    21. A device to turn frozen fruit into a creamy soft serve dessert so you can beat the heat and curb a sweet tooth without all the extra sugar.

    Model placing strawberry on top of bowl of soft serve under Yonanas machine
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    Promising review: "This deserves 50 stars! Oh my gosh why did it take me so long to find this amazing gadget! Ice cream lovers, fruit lovers, sorbet lovers — THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION! So easy, quick, delicious and magical!!" —Jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three colors).

    22. A cooling weighted blanket that's so much more breathable and lightweight than the one you were using all winter long.

    Model laying in bed underneath cooling weighted blanket
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    Promising review: "This is the best purchase I have ever made. It’s big enough for husband and me, we have a king sized bed but it doesn’t need to cover the whole bed. We both find it incredibly soothing. And it isn’t extremely hot either, that was something I was worried about. I have anxiety and PTSD so this was a very smart purchase, I think it will help with late night panic attacks and nightmares, because I feel like I’m being held, wrapped up, swaddled and safe." —Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in 14 sizes).

    23. A smart thermostat you can control from literally anywhere. It can also actually detect when you leave the house and adjust the temperature accordingly to help save you some coin.

    Model adjusting temperature on Google Nest thermometer
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    Promising review: "Within about two weeks of installation, this thermostat has already saved me big! I got a notice from it stating that my furnace had turned off unexpectedly many times and that I should check the unit for function. When I checked the furnace, I found that the previous owner of my house (purchased home in summer 2020 and had not used the heat until now) had never bothered to change the filter on the unit. This was causing a major airflow issue that could easily have caused premature furnace failure if left unattended. Thanks to the warning from this thermostat, I was able to fix the problem for the price of a new filter. Highly recommended!" —Mitch

    Get it from Amazon for $113+ (available in four colors and various kits).

    24. An adorable giraffe-shaped sprinkler that you'll say you bought for the kiddos, but in reality you bought it to cool yourself off while you sunbathe.

    Kids playing underneath giraffe-shaped sprinkler
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    Promising review: "My kids absolutely LOVE this thing! We put it up against our trampoline and they jump in the sprinkler on the trampoline. It's durable enough that my 3 y/o has tried to ride it several times and it has stood up to the rough play. It deflates small enough and inflates easily enough that we took it with us traveling to our annual cabin trip. I would highly recommend this product!" —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $43.86.

    25. A magnetic screen door that is super easy to install and will let you circulate some fresh air without letting any pesky bugs in.

    Model walking through magnet screen door
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    Promising review: "Works PERFECTLY! We purchased this item so that our dogs would be able to go in and out freely without there just being a wide opening into our house for bugs to just fly in, must say it was well worth the money! Our dogs run right in and out and it magnetizes perfectly back together each time! Definitely would recommend." —Taylor L.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    26. And a cooling, comfortable bed for the pupperooni who hates the summer heat just as much as you do. The water-activated design quickly becomes dry to the touch but will still keep your dog from overheating.

    CoolBeds4Pets/Etsy

    Promising review: "This is a great quality bed. It works awesome following the directions given and holds the cool for quite awhile. I have taken it in the car and use it in the house. Great bed for cooling the pup." —gdarp5053

    CoolBeds4Pets is a small Etsy shop based in Colorado.

    Get it from CoolBeds4Pets on Etsy for $30+ (available in sizes S–L and three colors).

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