Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Beat the Heat!

Tuesday’s Tip…

…for beating the heat! It. Is. HOT! Here in southern Maryland, we are experiencing an unusual heat wave, with temperatures in the high 90’s, even breaking 100 a couple of times. And not only is it hot, it’s also humid. (a little something we are known for here in the old line state) So here it is a couple of tips for beating the heat while you’re out searching for your next product or working on a new masterpiece.
1.      Stay hydrated. Water, water, water. When it’s 6am, your leaving for your first yard sale and it’s already 85 degrees, you know it’s going to be a LONG, hot day. Grab an insulated bag and throw several bottles of water in there, trust me, you’ll need it.

2.      Dress appropriately. Comfortable athletic clothes are what I prefer when I’m going to be working out in the dreaded heat. Light colors are always helpful, too. I’ve also found that a nice French braid or two is great for keeping heavy, frizzy (thank you, humidity) hair off your neck and face.

3.      Don’t overdo it. Especially if you are in a workshop or workspace that does not have A/C. Work in ½ hour increments, make sure you have a fan or some form of breeze, and remember that this is supposed to be fun, not torture in the hot sun. If you have a large room in your home that you can transport the piece to and work on it there, even better!

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