If you have enough money to travel to fancy beaches and mountains, good for you, and you probably shouldn’t be reading this tutorial i’m about to write, but if you’re stuck in the city like me, you might want to hear the tips i’m going to give you to escape the heat and spend your summer chilling like a rock. I’ll start with the obvious and finish with more original ideas that i (or someone else) came up with.

 First one, would obviously be buying AC. I never got around to actually doing it last summer, as i waited until weather got insufferable in August, and then i was like “is it good idea to buy this appliance for just one month”? So i decided to wait it out. But it was one of the hardest 30 days i had to endure. This year, i headed to Amazon and bought the best rated AC i could find, and it was totally worth the investment. But i couldn’t make a buying decisions without weighing pros and cons and reading dozens of reviews, that’s how paranoid i am. Conditioners have one flaw, though – they only work indoors. So if you’re kind of person who likes staying at home more than going out, like i do, you’re definitely going to love the comfort AC provides. But if you’re not, you might as well skip this step.  

 My second secret is less obvious, but just as simple – taking showers. I’ve noticed this one time when i was dirty with mud and had to shower in afternoon, instead of my traditional time slot – 9 PM, before going to sleep. And one shower kept me cool for like two hours! My mind was blown, and i think i hadn’t spent any daytime without showering ever since. This was one of the tricks i used to survive the insufferable august i mentioned above.

 The last one is getting inflatable pools. I know it sounds obvious but i couldn’t even think of this myself, neither did i read it on some blog. It was after visiting my friend and finding out how convenient inflatable swimming pools are that i decided to get one for myself as well. Before that, i was very skeptical about upkeep and quality. But i gotta say, with proper tools, above ground swimming pools are perfect little addition to my backyard. Don’t take little too literally, because it was 8 meters wide.

And the last, but not least – If you live in a region like mine, where are frozen cold places even in summer, you can go out ice fishing. But don’t forget to take good one man ice shelter and other ice fishing gear with you – it’s going to be chilly!

 The last one is a little weird, but this is what i use – i changed my sleeping patterns so i would be awake at night and sleeping during the hot day. But that only works if you work from home and have no social life like me. But i thought it would still be worth the mention.