4TH OF JULY HACKS
KEEP ANTS AWAY
Celebrate your independence from ants this 4th of July with some vinegar! Spray food surfaces, such as picnic tables, with white vinegar before you lay out the food. The vinegar acts as a deodorizer, so ants won’t be able to smell your food, and won’t decide to crash your party.
KEEP BEES WAY FROM THE PARTY PEOPLE
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em (kind of). This 4th of July, give stinging insects like bees and wasps a treat of their own—a few cans of open beer around the perimeter of your yard. They’ll go for the beer and stay away from your guests.
COOL DOWN A BEER FAST
Need to cool beer or soda, fast? The best way to chill beer or soda rapidly is to fill a cooler with layers of water, ice, and salt, then plunge the beers inside. In about 20 minutes or less, the beer will be ice cold! Even if the ice water is warmer than your freezer, it absorbs the warmth from the bottles or cans more rapidly and more efficiently than the cold air of the freezer does.