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Keep Cool and Carry On: Budget-Friendly Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

G’day, budget-conscious mates!

The Australian summer can be relentless. Keeping cool is essential, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are some inexpensive ways to stay chill during the sizzling summer months:

1. Close Your Curtains

Sunlight streaming in through the windows can heat your home quickly. Keep curtains or blinds closed during the day to block out the sun’s rays.

2. DIY Air Conditioning

If you don’t have air conditioning, you can make a DIY version with a fan and a bowl of ice. Position the fan so it blows the cool mist towards you.

3. Hydrate Economically

Keep a glass bottle of tap water in the fridge instead of buying bottled water. It’s cheaper, and you’ll always have a cold drink handy.

4. Utilise Public Spaces

Libraries, community centres, and shopping centres are often air-conditioned. Spending time in these public spaces can be a great way to escape the heat.

5. Opt for Cooler Meals

Avoid using the oven or stove as they can heat your home. Opt for cooler meals like salads, sandwiches, and fresh fruits.

6. Embrace Natural Fibres

Natural fibres like cotton and linen breathe better than synthetic materials, helping to keep you cool. Look for these when you’re shopping for summer clothing.

Remember, staying cool during the summer doesn’t require a large budget, just creativity and planning.

Next time, we’ll discuss cost-effective ways to start a new hobby in the New Year.

Stay cool!



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