It’s been hot. For days and weeks. Summer is awesome, but at some point sleeping gets hard. And where I live, ACs are not a part of normal homes. So I had to get creative and find out how to make air cooler at home without AC.
Let’s have a look at my tips on how to keep a room cool in summer naturally!
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Cool a bathroom without windows
The first tip is specifically for bathrooms without windows. Usually, you would always use air movement in some way to cool down a room. But what to do if there are no windows?
One way is to fill up your bathtub and sink with ice cold water.
The evaporation of water will slightly cool down the room temperature. But, it will also raise humidity. So if you have a bathroom fan, it would be a good idea to let it run.
Now, before you get angry at me at the thought of wasting so much water – wait! We will use it for something else in a second! In the meantime, also cool your feet in it for a couple of minutes.
Use your curtains to cool the air
To keep your home cool in summer, you will definitely need some blackout curtains* to keep the sun out.
But those can also help to significantly cool down the air circulating around the house!
How, you ask? Well, remember that bathtub with ice cold water? We are gonna put all our curtains in there to soak up some of that water. Bonus points for adding a few drops of essential oil the there as well, to also make it smell nice. My favorite is orange*.
(Please check before that your curtains can deal with humidity. The ones above can.)
And then we hang our curtain back up.
How does this cool the air?
So make sure that the windows around the house are open and allow for the air to move. Even if just slightly.
If that doesn’t work for whatever reason, get a few of those cute mini fans* to help you move the air!
Spray water everywhere to cool the air!
If your curtains are too sensitive and you can’t use them as cooling cloths, don’t despair! An alternative is to use a spray bottle* filled with cold water to spray water around the house.
Again, make sure to not make things wet that cannot deal with humidity. Some flooring can’t for example. And keep the air flowing. Let me remind you of the mini fans*. Sigh. (Yes, I might just be looking for a reason to get them. You got me.)
Got any more ideas on how to make air cooler at home without AC?
These are my quick ideas on how to make air cooler at home without AC. Do you have some tips as well? What works for you? Let me know in the comments and pin this for later!
(I’m off to put my feet in that bathtub now!)