During the dreary months of winter, summer seems like a magical time filled with poolside popsicles, shorter hemlines and warm nights. But now that we’re in the thick of heat waves and mosquito hordes, it turns out it’s not all fun and games.
Don’t let the magic die! We’re here to help with the less-than-pleasant aspects of the dog days.
Note: Stay tuned for the flip side – the good and the delicious parts of summer are coming later today!
Pests. If your cookouts and camping trips are repeatedly ruined by pests, it’s time to break out the mosquito-repelling BBQ bomb. To learn how to make one, and get rid of other unwanted buzzing creatures, read: Pest Control: Things With Wings.
Sun Damage. You wear sunscreen and sunglasses to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays, but did you know that your home can be damaged by the sun, too? To protect your furniture and fabrics, read: Sun Damage: SPF For Your Home.
Stains. It’s nearly impossible to go a full three months without drizzling mustard, beer or barbeque sauce down your white shirt. To put your money towards a vacation and not the dry cleaning bill, save money on your laundry with these great tips: Save Money On Laundry.