22 Summer Hacks

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

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

22 Summer Hacks

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

22 Summer Hacks

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

22 Summer Hacks

Bug 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