(PRWEB) June 10, 2005
Summer Enjoyment gets cut short by electric bills, heat strokes, sunburn, frizzy hair and bored kids. Here's how to keep your cool this summer.
Cooling Your House on a Budget
Start by using a fan along with your air conditioner to spread cool air quickly in your house. Install awnings, sun-control films and use white shades or drapes to reflect away the heat. Landscape with plants, shrubs and vines to keep your house protected from the glaring heat. And since your house cooling builds up most of your electric bills, be extra careful over saving electricity on other equipments. Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes and air-dry instead of using dryer functions. Turn off monitors, computers and other equipments when not in use.
Summer Care for You and Your Family
Protect yourself and your family by wearing sun hats and sun glasses every time you go outdoors and using sun-block creams and other summer care products. Choose light-colored, lightweight clothes made of natural fabrics instead of those that bare the skin when going out in the daytime. Keep your makeup humid-free by using self-tanners and shine-control products. Keep eye makeup looking natural in the daytime. Leave heavy makeup for the evenings.
Keep Kids Busy - Creatively
Summer vacations can be turned into great learning experiences for kids by involving them into various crafts and activities. Encourage kids to take nature walks and collect at least 3 different plant or flower specimens and then find out the names of each. Kids can also maintain 'Summer Journals' in a spiral notebook and update them with daily activities, artwork, clippings, brochures of places they visit etc. If you have planned a vacation, a summer scrapbook project detailing your trip will be an exciting thing to do. My Kinda' Living website is filled with easy crafts which kids can make using simple things such as soap flakes, paper cups, brown paper bags, cardboard etc. Encourage them to get busy crafting and make their own cards and gifts to give on birthdays and save some for holidays.
My Kinda' Living website is filled with many more tips on Summer Living. Visit us at http://www.myKindaLiving.com for ways to cool your house, dress cool, exercise in summers, summer beauty, hair and makeup tips, activities and crafts for kids and much more on homemaking and lifestyle.
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