It won’t be long before the kids are out of school for the next couple of months. You already have more than enough to worry about with the daily activity planning, extra meal prep, and possibly finding a reliable caregiver to keep an eye on your little one(s) while you’re away at work (so that you’re able to afford the extra food and things to keep them entertained while they’re enjoying their time off; it’s a vicious cycle); you shouldn’t also need to be worrying about the little things as well. After all, summertime is when you’re supposed to be enjoying yourself!
With these five handy summer must haves, you’ll definitely have more time to relax and bask in the sun (or solve continuous, pointless sibling arguments):
2016 Summer Must Haves:
1. Something To Keep Your Drinks Nice And Cold
There’s nothing worse than getting everything you need set up outside, having to go inside to take a phone call, and returning to find out that your nice cold drink (whether alcoholic or not) is now so warm that you can’t even bring yourself to drink it.
Luckily, there’s an easy solution – Whether you prefer to drink your beverages in a small or large glass, there’s a glass set for you. Don’t see the point in purchasing all new glasses? Consider purchasing these ice cubes that won’t water your drink down instead.
2. A Gadget To Keep Your Unruly Headphones In Check
If I were to add up the amount of time I’ve wasted unraveling headphones that have been lost in the back of a drawer or in the bottom of a purse for an unspecified amount of time, I have a feeling that I would be quite depressed over the amount of my life I’ve actually lost wasting my time on this simple task.
And it seems that no matter how carefully I wrap them up before I place them their waiting areas, they’re still a tangled wreck every time I actually go to use them.
If – like me – you’re tired of wasting your good energy on such a mundane task as unraveling tangled up headphones, you should consider getting yourself a CordCruncher – It’s a super handy little gadget that keeps your unruly headphones uniform (as they should be), expanding from 16-40’ when need be. This one even allows you to adjust the bass of your tunes as you need to (which is a necessity if, like me, you listen to a wide variety of music genres).
3. Something To Keep Your Valuables Safe And Sound
Even if you’re not the family that packs up the car and heads out for a week-long vacation at a five star hotel, there’s a good chance that you’ll be packing up the family for a beach or park day at least a couple of times over the course of the summer; for those days, you’re going to want to have something on hand that’s going to keep your cell phones, jewellery, and other valuables safe and sound so that you can have fun and not have to worry about checking up on your stuff every ten minutes.
The SAFEGO portable travel lock box safe (with both key and combination access!) is something that every single family should have on hand. Not only will it give you peace of mind while you’re out and about, it’ll also give you the ability to keep all of the important things in one, easy-to-access (and super safe) place.
4. Something To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Almost Immediately
I live in a very rural area; that means, when I get a craving for some ice cream I either need to wait it out or travel for more than a half hour to the grocery store to get some. The easy solution would be to make sure that we always have ice cream on hand, but the truth is that I only like ice cream the slightest bit – I’ll have a few bites or a small bowl of it, and then I won’t touch it again for months (which means that any purchased tub of ice cream in this house end up freezer burnt).
Ice cream sandwiches are basically the reason that I can’t just give up ice cream altogether, so this Chef’n Sweet Spot ice cream sandwich maker is absolutely perfect for someone like me. Making homemade ice cream sandwiches makes me feel like I’ve accomplished some huge baking feat and since it makes four of them at a time, I rarely have to use it more than once a summer (and cleanup is also a breeze which is always a bonus!).
5. And Something Natural To Keep The Bugs At Bay
Is there anything worse than getting everything all set up for a backyard fire and then being promptly chased back in the house by all of the pesky mosquitos? I think not. That’s why anybody that’s going to be outdoors for any period of time where there’s guaranteed to be bugs needs to invest in these NoBite all natural mosquito repellent bracelets.
Not only do these bracelets look super fun and trendy with their bright colours, but they also keep the bugs at bay for longer than any chemically laden spray. You can also be okay with your kids touching around their faces and mouths when they’re wearing these.
What’s on your list of summer must haves? I’d love to hear about them! Let us know in the comments section below.
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