These summer hacks are going to make your summer so much fun! We’ve got all sorts of ideas for you from smart tips for a BBQ, to a trip to the beach, to keeping all those pesky bugs away from you.
I can’t wait for summer to officially begin!
22 Summer Hacks
Making a summer go bag has been one of the smartest things I’ve done. Keep this by the door packed with all your summer outing essentials like sunscreen, band-aids, aloe, etc. via Love and Marriage
Make a balloon cooler to keep your drinks cool and looking festive. via One Crazy House
Make table top s’mores so you can enjoy your favorite summer treat without making a fire. via Smart School House
Keeping filling those water balloons without getting the hose every time with this DIY water balloon pump. via Find It Make It Love It
Store your freezer pops upright in the freezer so they are easier to cut open. So smart! via Life Hacks
Looking for the perfect summer dessert? Instead of an ice cream cake, make an ice cream sandwich cake! via Real House Moms
Keep bubbles from spilling by wrapping them around a beam in your back yard. via Huffington Post
Keep an ouch kit in the car just in case you’re out at the park or pool and someone gets hurt. via My Frugal Adventures
Keep kids from running out of bubbles with this fun bubble refill station. They’ll be having fun for hours! via Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Make a pocketed beach towel to hold a spot for your book, sunglasses and more. via Making It With Danielle
Make some DIY chalk for the kids to play with in a hurry. No need for a trip to the store!
Keep your drinks close by while you’re swimming with a pool noodle drink float. via WikiHow
Want to have a backyard movie? Here is how to make your own DIY movie screen. via Hello Paper Moon
Make DIY roasting sticks for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. via Ella Claire Inspired
Quickly make a glowing backyard lantern with just a jar and a glow stick. via Glue Sticks Blog
Having kids over for a BBQ? Make sure to create a sticky fingers station for kids with messy hands from popsicles and s’mores. via The Kitchn
Feeling over heated? Here is how to cool down quick. via 1000 Life Hacks
Want to eat your dinner outside? Here is a simple idea to keep flies off your table. via Your Crafty Family
The patio egg (affiliate) diffuses an essential oil blend that deters mosquitos.
Use a sheet over your play yard to keep the bugs away from baby. via Little Baby Watson
Make a mosquito repelling jar to keep those annoying bugs away from you. via TipHero
Use a cupcake liner to keep bugs out of your drink while hanging outside. via One Crazy House