Solutions for 5 Common Summer Problems

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Summer Problem Solving Roundup
I’s summer. It’s hot. It seems like everywhere you go people are dealing with many of the same issues and have many of the same complaints. Here are five of them, along with potential solutions for each.


It’s hot. Who in the world wants to iron! I don’t want to iron on a cold day, so I certainly don’t want to iron on a hot one.
Downy - Summer Problem Solving Roundup

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus

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The last thing any busy parent has time to do during a hectic day is unfold the ironing board and wait for the iron to heat up to smooth wrinkles from clothes, bed sheets and other linens. Instead of this archaic chore, now you can simply spray wrinkles away with Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus. Simply spray clothes or fabric, tug out any visible wrinkles, smooth the fabric, allow your garment to dry and it will be wrinkle, static and odor free in less than five minutes. Silicones in Downy Wrinkle Release Plus grip the fabric fibers in garments making it possible for them to slide against each other rather than being frozen in a crease so wrinkles are no longer a time consuming part of your household routine.
I brought the travel size with me on a recent trip to Boston. If you’ve traveled before then you know how clothes can get wrinkled in your suitcase. I sprayed this on and the wrinkles really did go away. It was quite impressive.
Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is available in several sizes nationwide at grocery stores and mass merchandisers.


At least when you’re cold you can get more blankets. When you’re hot you’re just hot and who can rest like that?
Pillow Cool - Summer Problem Solving Roundup

Pillow Cool by Carex Health Brands

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Experience cool, summer nights with Pillow Cool, the self-cooling pillow insert that will gently cool down your body temperature with no water or refrigeration needed –the unique gel filling stays cool on its own. To use, simply place the Pillow Cool between your pillow case and pillow for a refreshing cool area. It features a non-slip backing to prevent bunching while slipping. Use it for hot flashes, cooling down post-workout and especially for staying cool on hot summer days!
Pillow Cool does certainly cool things off a bit. For me the adjustment was getting used to not having something soft (like my pillow) immediately under my head. But it does help cool things off.
Pillow cool is available to purchase online and at select retailers across the country for an SRP of $25.70.


They’re uncomfortable to have and they’re not pretty to look at.
Summer Problem Solving Roundup - Rohto

Rohto Relief Cooling Eye Drops

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With one of the harshest winters in years behind us and warmer weather finally here, it can only mean one thing: Allergy season is back, and worse than ever.
Rohto® Relief Cooling Eye Drops can help soothe the seasonal itch and burn from this year’s increased pollen counts, dust and Ragweed. They are a must-have for your readers’ medicine cabinets, and on-the-go in purses, pockets and gym bags. Rohto Cooling Eye Drops are the only eye drops with FreshkickTM technology, an intense cooling formula that works on contact to refresh and sooth your eyes for up to 8 hours, while relieving symptoms of irritated eyes.
From redness, to dry eye, to itch from environmental irritants, Rohto® Cooling Eye Drops has a cooling solution that refreshes, moisturizes and provides fast-acting, relief for irritated eyes.
Rohto® Relief Cooling Eye Drops retails for $5.99 and is available for purchase online and in available select mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide.


We know it’s best to protect our skin and prevent sunburn. But sometimes, even when we try to prevent it, sunburn happens unfortunately.
Summer Problem Solving Roundup - Unburn

Unburn Sunburn Relief

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Unburn provides fast relief of pain associated with sunburns. Unburn has been specially formulated by WATER-JEL Technologies – the world leader in emergency burn care and first-aid products.

  • Provides Instant Pain Relief
  • Pulls the Heat from the Burn
  • Cools & Soothes the Skin
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Non-Greasy
  • Quick Drying

WATER-JEL Technologies provides state-of-the-art emergency burn care and first-aid products to:

  • All Services of the U.S. Military Armed Forces
  • Sea Air Rescue
  • Fire/EMS
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Food Services
  • Industry

Unburn is available to purchase nationwide at Walmart.


It’s summer. There are kids home from college, house guests, relatives visiting. There’s so much on the counter things are falling into the toilet, the sink, the garbage. Help neaten things up by putting the chargeable ones in this stand. The benefit of getting your rechargeable toothbrushes up off the sink is that by being in the stand they’re farther away from yucky bacteria. Who wants that in their mouth!
RacItUp Toothbrush Caddy
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Our Rac It Up Caddy is designed to store your battery operated toothbrush like the Spinbrush®, and like the Oral-B Vitality rechargeable toothbrush to help keep your family’s toothbrush sanitary and away from bacteria. The Rac It Up Caddy also prevents your battery operated toothbrush from falling and laying on your bathroom counter.
The Rac It Up Caddy retails for $9.99 and is available for purchase online.

Do you contend with any of these issues during the summer?

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Kungphoo July 24, 2014 - 9:36 pm

I have a cool pillow.. i am not sure i would sleep without it.

Yona Williams July 24, 2014 - 9:50 pm

I’m lovin’ the concept of the Cool Pillow – I think that is something I would really like. I survive the summer with Claritin, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent.

Kay M. July 24, 2014 - 9:53 pm

All of these are great products. I don’t think I’d use the toothbrush caddy unless it fits in my medicine cabinet though. Our cat gets on the counters in the bathroom and chews on the toothbrushes if they are left out. YUCK!

Luig July 28, 2014 - 11:28 am

Hello Kay M.
I can send you a caddy square or circular white or clear at no charge
to see if it fits in your medicine cabinet. All I need is your mailing
address. If it does not fit you can give it to someone else who may
be able to use it.

Danielle July 25, 2014 - 2:13 am

I had one of those cooling things from for my pillow for a bit then I finally just bought a pillow with a built in cooling pad that didn’t require any water. The whole water thing kinda creeped me out because I kept thinking of bacteria forming under my head….LOL I know I am kinda weird.

Robin (Masshole Mommy) July 25, 2014 - 5:24 am

I could have used that sunburn relief earlier this summer. I had a killer burn.

pat.navymom July 25, 2014 - 6:29 am

Wrinkles, irritated eyes, sunburn.

Amber July 25, 2014 - 8:00 am

A hot head at night and sunburn have been my problems so far this year 🙁 Great ideas!

Maggie July 25, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Great tips and post!

Amber NElson July 25, 2014 - 10:56 pm

The irritated eyes is a common thing for us here because we are so close to the lake. Great tips!


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