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Staying cool while at home during summer

05/04/2020

FOR some, mas mainit ang summer ngayong hindi maaring basta-basta na lang lumabas ng bahay dahil sa community quarantine na ipinaiiral, thus, making our ways to cool down a bit limited.

Bawal ang malling, beach and pool outing ay postponed for the time being, at maging ang pagtambay sa mga fave cafe ay hindi rin isa sa mga options.

However, we have some cost-effective tips for you so you could stay cool this summer even if you are just staying home.

Try the fan hack

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Maybe you’ve tried this, pero if AC is not an option, get some large chunks of ice and placed them behind your trusty electric fan and enjoy the cool breeze.

Unplug appliances

Payo sa atin lagi to conserve energy is not just to turn off an appliance but to unplug it as well. But our computers, toasters, fans at iba pang mga appliances ay nag-cocontribute sa overall heat sa loob ng bahay. Unplug, keep cool and save money on your electric bill.

Drink cold beverages

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Drinking plenty of water will help cool you down. Since marami ka na ring time why not try making your own DIY ice cream or get yourself a mug of dalgona coffee? Simple summer desserts katulad ng saba con yelo o mais con yelo are easy to do, with most of the ingredients you can get on your weekly grocery or palengke run.

Change your curtains

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Palitan mo ang mga mabibigat na kurtina ng blinds o kaya maninipis na kurtina na lang.

Open your windows

If your area is a lot cooler at night, you might try opening the windows. Ingat lang sa akyat-bahay.

Hang laundry by the window

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Kung wala ka namang blinds, hanging damp laundry by the window will cool down the air from the outside.

Clean bed sheets

Para manatiling cool din ang iyong kwarto, palitan at labhan ang iyong mga bedsheets at pillowcases. Masarap ang tulog kapag bagong laba ang mga ito.

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Have some indoor plants

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You might also consider having a few indoor plants sa loob ng iyong bahay. They have a natural tendency to cool down their surroundings.

Wear cool clothes

Hindi naman kailangan OOTD pa rin kahit nasa bahay. Magsuot lamang lang ng light and loose clothing para hindi mag-overheat.

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