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13 Hacks You Must Have In Your Life This Summer

Because in summer, we live life to the MAX.

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1. Put your laptop inside a cardboard box when chilling by the pool.

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You'll actually be able to see the screen!

2. If you're hosting a summer BBQ, set up a charging station for your guests for instant hosting cred.

You get extra points for a birdbox charging station.
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You get extra points for a birdbox charging station.

3. You definitely need this automatic lawn mower situation:

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Genius.

4. You can hide your precious things inside an empty sunscreen bottle to trick beach thieves.

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5. Freeze your office mug when you get to work in the morning to keep your drink extra cool.

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6. If you don't have air conditioning, put some frozen water bottles in front of your fan for instant chill.

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Take the dogs off the fan first.

7. Pressing a hot spoon onto a mosquito bite will help stop the itching.

Sweet, sweet relief.
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Sweet, sweet relief.

8. Freeze cubes of aloe vera gel to rub on overheated skin.

Definitely don't get sunburnt, though.
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Definitely don't get sunburnt, though.

9. Make a waterproof stereo out of an old esky.

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Instant party.

10. Use Scotchguard on your beach umbrellas to make them last longer.

11. Make your own giant beach slip and slide.

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The fun never even ends.

12. Read on the beach without even lifting your head.

13. And hitch a hammock to the back of your car with a trailer hitch hammock stand.

It's super important to be able to relax in a hammock everywhere you go.
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It's super important to be able to relax in a hammock everywhere you go.