As the temperatures rise, so does the temptation to turn your Alderwood Park home into a personal sauna. However, before you crank up the AC and send your energy bill soaring, there are a few things to consider. First, will your guests be comfortable? And second, how can you keep everyone safe during a heatwave?
Here are a few renter-friendly hacks for Hosting Family & Friends During the Heatwave
Provide Plenty of Cool Drinks and Light snacks
Water is always a good choice, but if you want something more festive, try making a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade. As for food, try some cool summer recipes with fruit salad, cold cuts, and veggie platters are all great options.
Create Cool Areas
If possible, create different areas for relaxing and sleeping. Setting up an outdoor lounge area with chairs and umbrellas can provide an excellent escape from the heat, while upstairs bedrooms are cooler than downstairs rooms.
Keep the Atmosphere Cool
Open up windows and have fans available for guests who need them. Portable fans can significantly affect how comfortable people feel in your home.
Keep Everyone Hydrated
Finally, ensure everyone stays hydrated and breaks from the heat. Frequent trips outside or to air-conditioned areas can help prevent heat exhaustion or other problems associated with extreme heat.
How to Make the Most Indoors this Summer
As the weather heats up, many of us start to feel the urge to spend more time outdoors. However, there are plenty of reasons to stay inside during summer. With a bit of creativity, your home can be the perfect place to beat the heat and a hub for summer fun. Why not try one of these indoor entertainment ideas?
Make a list of all the films you want to watch and spend a lazy afternoon on the couch with some popcorn. For an added twist, choose a theme (e.g., all Oscar-winning movies) or watch movies set in summertime.
Board Game Bonanza
Dust off those old board games and challenge your family or roommates to a friendly competition. From classics like Monopoly to newer indoor games like Settlers of Catan, there's sure to be something for everyone.
Use those hot summer days as an excuse to finally tackle that home improvement project you've been putting off. Whether painting the apartment living room or reorganizing your closet, you'll be glad you took care of it before the cooler weather sets in.\
Apartment-Friendly Hacks for Staying Summer
The dog days of summer can be tough to get through, especially if you don't know how to keep things running. But don't despair; with the above tips, you and your guests can stay cool and entertained indoors.