July brings with it great struggle — namely, trying to live your life without moving from the couch in your cool, darkened living room. You can't sleep and you don't want to cook — you just want to live on a pool float 24/7.
Adding to the challenge is the fact that you don't have AC in every room, or heaven forbid it breaks midseason. But there are plenty of hacks to help you feel like you're living in an ice bar. The key is to make smart swaps, from your bedding to your lighting, to keep temperatures down.
Ahead, we assembled your 10-piece arsenal to fighting the big, bad summer heat in style. Now, all that's left to do is kick back and chill out.