Coffee, Blankets & Other Summer Essentials

When you think of summer essentials, most people think of ice cream, swimming pools, and time at the beach. But what about the other temperature extremes that come with the hot weather? Most buildings have air conditioning that works overtime and make people complain of being too cold when they come in from outside. Here are some of my favorite essentials to help you stay comfortable in the office or around the house when everyone around you wants the air conditioning cranked up.

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Coffee, Blankets & Other Summer Essentials

Whether you work in an office cubicle or have an office area set up in your home, there are some easy ways to stay comfortable while you take your meetings and get your job done. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just think about some of the things that would make your life a little more comfortable when you are spending time in the air-conditioned buildings.

Keep a Blanket Handy

We keep a blanket for each family member on the couch all year round. We each have our favorites to use when we are watching a movie or when I’m working on the computer. Since I work from home, I also keep a pedipocket blanket at my work desk to keep me comfortable during work meetings.

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Drink Coffee

Just because it’s hot outside, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your hot cup of coffee. Keep the Keurig filled and your pods ready for your favorite cup any time of day.

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Sweater or Long Sleeve Shirt

No matter where I go in the summer, I always take a sweater, light jacket or long sleeve shirt with me. When we go out to eat at a restaurant, I know it’s going to be cold so I go prepared. Shorts or sundresses may be great when you’re outside on a 90°+ day but to be comfortable inside, I always carry something with sleeves.

Tip: Keep a neutral color sweater or jacket at your office desk so you can pull it on quickly when the air conditioning kicks in.

What are the key essentials you need to stay comfortable during the cold inside days of summer? I’d love to hear!

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