Ten ways to keep cool under $10

KEEPING your cool in a heatwave on a small budget takes can be a challenge.

Luckily for you we have the done the hard work on how to stay cool for (mostly) under $10.

1. An icy pole or ice-cream are a yummy and quick cool fix. Cost: $5

 

An icy-pole is an instant cool down.
An icy-pole is an instant cool down. Supplied

2. Sheets in the freezer - pop your bed linen into a plastic bag then into the freezer for 10 minutes before you go to bed. Cost: Free

 

Putting your sheets in the freezer for up to 30 minutes before bedtime can help you sleep.
Putting your sheets in the freezer for up to 30 minutes before bedtime can help you sleep. Supplied

3. Sprinkler - running around in our swimmers (or not) under a sprinkle takes you back to those carefree summer days as a kid. Cost: Free

 

Everyone loves running through a sprinkler no matter their age.,
Everyone loves running through a sprinkler no matter their age., Supplied

4. Hat - Keep your brain-box out of the sunshine if you're out and about. Cost: Up to $10

 

A stylish hat is essential to keeping your cool over summer.
A stylish hat is essential to keeping your cool over summer. Ridofranz

5. Swimming pool owned by your friends. Cost: Free

 

Take a dip in a pool and cool down all over.
Take a dip in a pool and cool down all over. Supplied

6. Fountain - Fun and free!

 

Fountains or a water feature are a great way to cool off.
Fountains or a water feature are a great way to cool off. Supplied

7. Hammock - Perfect for circulating the cool air during your siesta and even better with a cold drink or ice-cream. Cost: From $14.99 or cheaper at an opshop or online resale site.

 

Keeping cool in a hammock. The island scenery doesn't hurt either.
Keeping cool in a hammock. The island scenery doesn't hurt either. Supplied

8. Refreshing drink - keep a jug of your favourite cordial or smoothie in the nearest fridge. Cost: Depends on how many strawberries you want to add.

 

An icy-cold drink will cool you down and make you feel refreshed.
An icy-cold drink will cool you down and make you feel refreshed. Supplied

9. Sit next to a dog fresh from the pool and let it shake drops all over you (You may wish to shower afterwards). Cost: Free.

 

Plonk your pooch in the pool then let it shower you in drops.
Plonk your pooch in the pool then let it shower you in drops. Supplied

10. Relax - It's summer, it's hot and you'll be cooler if you don't get steamed up about it. Cost: Free

 

Relax - you can't change the weather but you can decide how you will deal with a heatwave. The calmer you are the cooler you will feel.
Relax - you can't change the weather but you can decide how you will deal with a heatwave. The calmer you are the cooler you will feel. Supplied


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