Claire Burch, Editorial intern at Real Simple
Claire Burch, Editorial intern at Real Simple

Claire Burch

Claire Burch is an editorial intern at Real Simple. She is a journalism student currently in her fourth year at the University of Chapel Hill, with a minor in nonfiction creative writing.
Some want to enjoy summer inside in the air conditioning, while others prefer spending all day in the sun. For the indoorsy type, a puzzle mat will make sure no pieces end up on the floor. For the lover of the outdoors, there are LED golf balls for a round of night golf and bug repellant wipes to ward off itchy bug bites. Indoors or outdoors, spend your summer how you prefer! 
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We love the summer sun—until we get a little too much of it. For the pesky hair-part sunburn, there’s a mineral powder sunscreen that’ll do just the trick. No one likes an overheated phone at the pool or park, but an insulated phone bag will keep it out of the heat all day. And for the furry friends that like to sunbathe just as much as we do, a cooling mat will make sure they don’t get too toasty.
Whether you’re headed to the ocean, lake, or pool, these items will make your summer days a little easier (and cleaner, while we’re at it). Pack waterproof playing cards for all-weather fun. A backpack-turned-recliner is handy for spontaneous adventures, and you can clean out residual sand trapped in there with a hard-working purse cleaner.