Keeping it cool with summer life hacks 😎

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From making a speaker for your cell phone to waterproof shoes, we're all "nerds" for a solid life hack (who you tryna kid?). Annnd since Bunz is all about finding alternative ways to getting sh*t done, and it's officially summer, We thought we'd dip πŸ’¦ into a couple hot summer faves. Get out your safety goggles cause we're about to get real crafty βœ‚οΈ

THE POOL NOODLE BEVERAGE BOAT!

Ever had that almost blissful moment when you're chilling in the pool or on the lake and wished for an icy cold beverage? Whether your pleasure be a crisp can of orange crush or a Duff beer, I think we can all agree this idea is primoπŸ‘Œ

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Here's what you'll need:

  • a pool noodle 🍜
  • a bundle of rope
  • a plastic container (sturdy but not too heavy)
  • a bag of ice ❄️
  • some cans or bottled beverages (consider plastic over glass bottles to avoid a huge mess/danger zone in your pool if one breaks free 😣 ) 🍾 alt

STEP 1: Cut a pool noodle into four equal parts. These will be the arm floaties for your super duper important beverage boat.

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STEP 2: Measure each side of your container and cut the noodle to fit each side. Your 4 pieces should perfectly hug the container around its beautiful body πŸ‘ Use strong scissors or a very sharp knife to cut the noodle! alt

STEP 3: Thread your string/rope through all 4 noodle pieces and fit them snugly around your container. Leave some slack on the rope so you can pull your drinks close to you when they drift away.

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STEP 4: Fit the noodle pieces around the plastic container and pull the string tight. Create a snug fit and tie a small knot at the base of the string.

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STEP 5: Test the container in the pool without beverages to ensure it floats and the noodle fit is correct. Then Fill the beverage boat with ice
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STEP 6: Fill your sexy beverage boat w/yummy drinks, toss it in the pool & HAVE THE BEST SUMMER EVER!!!! πŸ˜†

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HACK 2: TRAVELLER'S SOAP!

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Whether you're camping, at a festival or on vacation in a distant land, travelling with a bar of soap can be a slimy pain in the ass. This easy peasy hack gives you single-use soaps without the mess or hassle!

Here's what you'll need:

  • a bar of soap (Avoid using Dove, it just crumbles. By the looks of it ⬇️ ... Irish Spring is a good choice ☘️ )
  • a vegetable peeler
  • a small mason jar or a similar container
  • some yarn (if you're feeling fancy)

STEP 1: Use the peeler to gently peel the soap length wise. Peel enough to fill your container.

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STEP 2: Put the soap peels in your jar and tie some string around it (for that extra snazzy look) and voila! SUDS UP AND SCRUB UP THAT BEAUTIFUL BODY πŸ˜‰ alt

BONUS: if you fancy yourself a real OVER ACHIEVER, try this one below!

We found this beach towel hack on a great blog; it's sure to keep you resting real snuggly in the sun all day (even if you're sweaty mess) β˜€οΈ It requires a little more effort but is guaranteed to be worthwhile. TRUST.

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Hope you enjoyed these easy as pie (who made that expression? pie-making is HARD) life hacks. We will be posting and sharing more throughout the *remaining...😒 summer months. If you have any awesome additions and want us to feature some, please do share by emailing hello@bunz.com πŸ‘‹