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Make Space for These 8 Summer Essentials

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It’s never too late to invest in a few things that make summer more fun. Get the most out of these next few weeks while the warm weather lasts. All youIt’s never too late to invest in a few things that make summer more fun. Get the most out of these next few weeks while the warm weather lasts. All you need to do is make space for these eight summer essentials and you’ll be ready for whatever’s on your calendar before fall weather rolls back into town.

1. A Wide-Brimmed Straw Hat
Sitting on the beach with your favorite book is relaxing until the sun burns your face. Wear a wide-brimmed straw hat to give yourself some protective shade and avoid squinting against the bright afternoon light. Put your baseball hats in storage so your coat hanger has room for your newest wardrobe addition.

2. A Poolside Umbrella and Table
If you have a pool in your backyard, you should get yourself a table with a built-in umbrella. You can eat your meals after a quick swim or host a cocktail party while sitting by the ever-changing light glowing beneath the lapping pool water. You can always clear a free space by moving flower pots around or finding a container for all of your water toys.

3. Outdoor Bug-Repelling Candles
Mosquitoes make it impossible to snuggle with your favorite person while watching a summer sunset. Light a few of the best outdoor bug-repelling candles to avoid itchy bites and add a little ambiance to your evenings. Shuffle your potted plants or invest in shelving to make room for these summer essentials.

4. An Updated Summer Wardrobe
Everyone deserves an updated summer wardrobe that includes the latest trends and makes them look fabulous. Make space for your new essentials by donating your old clothes or selling them online. Put all of your winter clothes in a plastic container and save them under your home until the weather cools so you have more space in your closet.

5. A String of Lights
Strings of tiny lights or Edison bulbs fill any outdoor space with warm vibes. Hang them across your porch for a nice visual touch to your evening parties. They’re easy to hang, especially if you took your winter holiday lights down long ago.

6. A Few Bottles of Sunscreen
No one should risk skin cancer just to get a great tan. Protect yourself by comparing dermatologist-recommended sunscreens to find the best protection for your skin. Store them in a hallway closet or plastic container by the pool to organize them neatly whenever you don’t need them.

7. A Homemade Ice Cream Maker
Summer is the best time of year to enjoy some ice cream. Skip the long drives out into town and the expensive sundaes by getting a homemade ice cream maker. You can combine flavors to make something new whenever you need a cold dessert after a long hot day.

8. An Outdoor Fan
Outdoor activities are fun until the heat gets too intense. Set up an outdoor fan wherever you spend time in your yard or on the porch. An extension cord makes it easy to stay cool during the hottest days and helps you stay outside for a few more hours during the longest days of the year.

Stock Up on Summer Essentials
Anyone can make space for these eight summer essentials and make incredible memories before fall arrives. Think about which essentials will make your days more enjoyable to find the best ways to make room for them in your life.
need to do is make space for these eight summer essentials and you’ll be ready for whatever’s on your calendar before fall weather rolls back into town.

AUTHOR: CORA GOLD
Cora’s passion is to inspire others to live a happy, healthful, and mindful life through her words on Revivalist–wholeheartedly convincing them that everyday moments are worth celebrating. Cora has spent 5+ years writing for numerous lifestyle sites – hence her sincere love for both life and the beauty of style in all things. Keep up with Cora on TwitterPinterest and Facebook.

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