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15 Hacks That Will Change Your Summer

Useful tips and tricks to make your trips to the beach or pool way easier.
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  1. Floating Drink Holder

Upcycle a plastic storage box by attaching pool noodles to every side to get an instant floating ice box for your drinks!

  1. Aloe Vera Cubes

Fill an ice tray with aloe gel which you can find at Korean skincare boutiques or at supermarkets, freeze overnight for a frozen refreshing relief to sunburns or bites. Preserve their temperature by keeping it in an insulated case.

  1. Baby Powder

Easily remove sand from your skin by dusting baby powder on it, fill a sock with the powder for a a portable, convenient duster.

  1. Cupcake Liner Drink Toppers

Avoid pesky insects from invading your drinks by using upside down cupcake liners to shield it from the outside, simply pierce an opening in the center for your straw to go through.

  1. Ziplock Phone Bag

There are a lot of expensive waterproof cases sold at beaches; you can totally bring your own in the form of a ziplock bag.

  1. Bed Sheet Beach Towel

Use a fitted bed sheet instead of a regular towel at the beach, using heavy objects like bags to anchor the corners prevents sand from finding its way into your zone.

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  1. Party Table Sheet

Use the same trick on tables, totally perfect for outdoor festivities and parties to avoid your table cloth from flying away in the wind.

  1. DIY Crop Top

Bust out those scissors and an oversized shirt with an interesting print or color, simply cut along the edges similar to this pin to create a cute, crop top you can knot in the middle.

  1. Frozen Pet Treat

Our poor fur babies are also struggling in the heat; give them this friendly frozen treat made from bananas and peanut butter, yum!

  1. Healthy Beach Snacks

While you're at it, whip up a batch of these tasty, healthy treats you can munch on your trip instead of overpriced food that’s probably not good for you anyway.

  1. Sea Salt Hair Spray

Cheat beachy waves by using this salt spray mix you can totes make at home!

  1. Beach Cover-up

Take a trip to the fabric store and pick your fave design, you can get really creative with this DIY and even add pom pom or tassel trims on the end. Plus, it’s so easy to make, it'll be a fun summer craft with friends.

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  1. Plastic Cup Speakers

Blast your summer tunes using this pretty neat DIY using cups (hello, recycle the ones at a party!) and a tissue cardboard roll. Personalize the outside to make it stand out.

  1. Secret Lotion Case

It won't do harm to be extra careful, there are a lot of people on the beach so best to keep your valuables stored in an empty lotion case.

  1. Zesty Skin Scrub

Get summer-ready, smooth legs perfect for those cute shorts and bikini by using this moisturizing, salt scrub combination.

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