FEELING mugged off by the humid weather?
The stormy skies are not ideal for this time of year but there is no need to get all in a sweat.
Here is how to keep cool . . .
ICE IDEA: This is one of my all-time favourite hacks. Invest in a cheap fan — Wilko currently has a 16in Beldray High Velocity Floor Fan for £35, cheaper than those at Robert Dyas for £44.99 — then place a bowl of ice in front of it to create a cool breeze.
COOL RUNNINGS: Ditch hot showers and baths, as you will feel even more clammy when you are outside. Turning the temperature down a notch is an easy way to dehumidify, keep yourself cool — and save on your energy bill.
HEAVEN SCENT: Stay nice and fresh with half-price across L’Oreal men’s products at Boots, making the L’Oreal Men Expert Cool Power 48H Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, 250ml, just £1.75, down from £3.50. At Superdrug, the Sure range is on offer too. Get the Sure Deodorant Aerosol Shower Fresh 150ml for £1, instead of £2.65.
SAVE: Up to £1.75
GRILL POWER: Using the oven or hob will heat up your kitchen, and maybe the rest of your home too because hot air rises. Where possible, use just your grill, or a barbecue — or treat yourselves to some tapas-style picnic dinners. You can get three picnic or cold sharing-food items for £5 at Iceland, saving you at least a quid.
GOT IT COVERED: If you are having people over in your garden, the storms may mean that it is time to invest in a gazebo. Aldi has a Gardenline one for £99.99 and Wayfair Claudie gazebo for £75.99 — but B&Q (diy.com) has the Suhali white gazebo online for just £31.
SAVE: Up to £68.99
SLEEP EASIER: Restless nights a problem? Get some cooling bedding. Next.co.uk has Tencel Cool Touch bedsheets from £18. Very.co.uk has the King-sized Everyday Collection Cool Touch Tencel Plain Dye Duvet Set, at £30 down from £41.
- PRICES are correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.
LOVE biscuits? McVitie’s has launched a new Indulgent Chocolate Cherry V.I.Bs packet. They are available from Tesco now for £1.79.
FOLLOWING in the footsteps of Aldi and Lidl, Home Bargains is selling a stylish four-piece rattan garden furniture set for just £200.
The set features a sofa, two chairs and a storage table, all styled in a matching rattan design.
A set of grey cushions is included.
Deal of the day
ENJOY a bottle of Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Crémant De Loire for £9, down from £11.50.
HITTING the town? I love the Kurt Geiger Carvela Kianni sandals, £99, but studio.co.uk has a similar pair on sale for just £11.20.
Giselle’s little helper
B&M has a big homeware sale now on, with some products down to half-price.
The retailer has slashed the cost of items including vacuum cleaners and coffee machines.
You can browse certain items online but the range is only available to buy in store.
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