It’s a scorcher! Turn off the AC and stay cool with these budget-friendly Reality Checker tips.
I stock up on red grapes when they’re on sale. Then I wash them, divide them into baggies and toss them in the freezer. They’re
great on a hot day at home, or for taking to the ball field. My stepson loves them more than popsicles!
―Michele Olson, 38, Hazel Green, Wis.
My family and I eat a lot of popsicles, sit in the shade, dip our feet in a kiddie pool and wear cold washcloths around our
necks. We also spend some time in the local mall, just window-shopping and soaking up the (free!) cool air.
―Melonie Deanne Hunt, 36, Stockton, Calif.
I have two favorite ways to stay cool. The first is with refrigerated dill pickles―crunching on one helps me feel more refreshed
right away. The second is iced tea, which I prefer sweetened and with lemon. Both of these do the job without running up a
big bill, and they also bring back memories of childhood―a double benefit.
―Mary Beth Magee, 58, Placerville, Calif.