Surviving Hot Summer Nights

The heat that Arizona is known for is slowly but surely starting! And, as you know, there is nothing worse than trying to sleep in a hot, sticky room. That said, here are ways on how to cool down and sleep through hot summer nights:

Surviving Hot Summer Nights

Sheets

Put away the flannel and silk sheets. Then take out your cotton sheets. Why? Cotton is light, airy, and soaks up moisture which makes it the perfect option when sleeping in the summer.

Turn off the lights

At any other time of the year you don’t realize that lights give off heat, but during summertime our homes can’t afford adding any extra warmth. So, try to keep the lights turned off all around your home at night to reduce your home’s temperature.

Fans

At night, set a fan directly across from an open window. That fan will mirror the outside breeze from the window and make a cross breeze.  The effect? Doubling the wind.

Pajamas

Get cozy in loose cotton clothing. Just like with cotton sheets, they are light and breathable. A simple change in what you wear to sleep at night can make all the difference.

Eat Earlier

Your body temperature rises when you are digesting food. For comfort, eat a big lunch or early dinner, then a light snack in the evening to ensure a comfortable sleep.

Cold Shower

Why not add in a cold shower to your nightly routine? A quick cold shower before bed can lower your body temperature then ward off the restlessness of warming while sleeping.

Pillows

Your head gets the warmest the fastest. Buckwheat pillows work better during the warmer months to give off more air circulation and also neck support.

Close Windows in Daytime

During the night it’s best to keep the windows open with a fan for a cross breeze; during the day, you should keep the windows closed to keep out warm air. This simple fix can reduce the temperature of your home before night. But, we all know there’s a moment where, unfortunately, the only option is to crank on the air conditioner!

For Arizona’s hot summer nights, keep these key tips in mind!

Decorating with Items You Already Have

With summer right around the corner, consider changing the look of your home with the season. Why not transform your living space with the accessories you already have instead of buying new items? Here’s a guide on how to help give your home a quick makeover:

Adding Reversible Style to Your Bathroom

One’s home décor should reflect the resident’s style, and the often-neglected bathroom shouldn’t be an exception. When decorating your bathroom, unleash your secret interior designer. Though the room may be small, you don’t have to feel limited when decorating – add items that can be easily removed whenever you want to change the mood.

Creating a Happier Home

We all want our home to be a cozy, peaceful escape. You deserve a spot that gives you a sanctuary for relaxation. Here are a few ways to make your home a happy serene place of escape.

Decorating Your New Space

It won’t be a challenge when decorating your new Encantada home. Show off your unique sense of style in your luxury space. From adding wall décor to comfortable ottomans, the options to personalize your space are limitless. Bright colors and a variety of textures are perfect when you want to make a strong personal statement. Or choose cool and calming tones for a cozy feeling. Check out these great ways to express your personality in your new home.

Decorate Without Damaging Your Space

Nobody wants to spend time patching up holes left over from hanging wall art and curtains. Or using endless amounts of tape to keep décor from falling. Command strips, Scotch tabs, and Gorilla mounting tape are all great if you’re looking for an easy removal without damaging the wall or furniture. Here are ways to decorate and add storage around your home with removable strips and tabs.

Socializing for Less

Weekends are about relaxing and spending quality time with your friends. Having fun doesn’t have to do with how much money you spend. Branch out this weekend and try something you wouldn’t normally do. Enjoy these group activities without breaking the bank.

Why Decluttering is Essential for Your Well-Being

Keep the New Year on the right path by making your home a clean and organized living space. Decluttering provides space for focus and releases emotional stress. Here are reasons why it is important to declutter and where to start.

5 Ways to Be Motivated Everyday

Don’t carry over stress into the New Year. Begin this year on a positive note by staying motivated and determined every day. With these helpful ideas, you’ll start each day on the right foot and accomplish a lot more than last year.

Healthy and Hot Drinks to Keep You Warm This Winter

Winter months make you crave hot chocolate and eggnog. Unfortunately, those warm drinks are not the healthiest choices. Take a look at these alternatives that not only taste good, but will help you stay healthy during cold and flu season.