Schedules can get pretty busy during the summer, kids are out of school and vacations are being planned. Here are some 'lifehacks' for you to use to beat the heat this summer.


Make ice cubes using aloe vera. Then your kids can rub them on their skin after they've been in the sun or eat them depending on how high their I.Q. is. You can also just put a whole bottle of aloe in the fridge if you like it cold.

Freeze a bunch of water balloons and use them in your beer cooler instead of ice. When they melt, you can have a water balloon fight. Just make sure they're completely melted before you start whipping them at your kid's head.

Make a frozen necklace to keep your kids cool. Just cut up a sponge, thread some string through all the pieces, get them wet, and put it in the freezer. If you're not that crafty, just toss a wet dishtowel in there and use that.

When you're at the pool or the beach, hide your money in an empty tube of chap stick. The chances of someone stealing chap stick off your towel are a lot lower than someone taking your wallet. Screw the chapstick all the way out, remove the cylinder of wax and just leave the rod in there. The bills fit around it. Clean it out really well first, or you'll have some waxy Benjamins.

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