Take advantage of these 4th of July sales by investing in some simple home upgrades, from a cooler-sleeping mattress to a portable ice maker, that will help you handle the heat.

Barbecues, pool parties, ice-cold beers, fireworks, a long day at the beach—these are the things we associate with everyone’s favorite summer holiday, the 4th of July weekend. Shopping? Not so much. While we would never encourage anyone to sit inside scouring the web for savings while their friends and family are enjoying a few days off, it is a great time to find deals on home staples that might make the dog days of the season more comfortable. Be strategic with your purchases, and save time, by heading straight for some bigger-ticket items like a cool-sleeping mattress or an outdoor sofa, and small appliances from ceiling fans to ice makers. Splurge a little now, and enjoy big quality-of-life gains later. With just a couple of clicks, you can be out enjoying your day, knowing that you got a great deal and a plan to beat the heat for the weeks to come in one shot.

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