Survive the heatwave at home

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HOW TO keep your cool in the heat of summer!

Keep your blinds closed

30 per cent of unwanted heat comes from your windows – closing the blinds essentially prevents your home from becoming a miniature greenhouse, which is especially the case for south- and west-facing windows.

Hack a fan instead of turning on the air conditioning

Fill a mixing bowl with ice (or something equally cold, like an ice pack) and position it at an angle in front of a large fan, so that the air whips off the ice at an extra-chilled, extra-misty temperature.

Set your ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise

Ceiling fans needs to be adjusted seasonally. Set counter-clockwise in the summer at a higher speed, the fan’s airflow will create a wind-chill breeze

Heat-proof your bed

Slightly dampening your sheets before bedtime will majorly help you chill out. You might also want to buy yourself a buckwheat pillow or two – buckwheat hulls have a naturally occurring air space between them and won’t hold on to your body heat like conventional pillows, even when packed together inside a pillow case.

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