Woman shares heat-busting hack with £1.49 cleaning cloth used as cooling aid

Woman shares heat-busting hack with £1.49 cleaning cloth used as cooling aid

With the UK currently basking in a heatwave with temps hotter than the party island of Marbs – many are searching for cheap ways to keep cool.

So when one savvy shopper, who is heavily pregnant, shared a cheap hack to repurpose a drip free cleaning cloth to replicate a costly cooling pad, followers were out to get their hands on them in their droves.

The woman said the cleaning cloths – which she claims are actually made from same stuff as cooling pads – do the job of keeping cool for a bargain busting £1.49 and shared her hack on Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group.

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She said: "If any ones suffering with the heat like my very pregnant self. Get one of these! £1.49 in B&M.

"It’s meant to be a cleaning cloth but if you soak it in cold water and wring it out a little bit it’s nice and cold!

"Just give it a shake every now and then and it’ll stay cool.

"I’ve previously paid about £6 for the cooling cloth ‘specific’ products but this is the same material!"

Her post, which has since racked up 2,500 comments, showed her using pink Spunj cleaning cloth draped loosely around her neck as she sits outside wearing a summer dress and shades.

The cloths are designed to hold up to seven times its weight in water drip free.

And shoppers have already checked out that the latest heatwave hack is available at other stores such as Asda, Poundland, Savers, Morrisons and Amazon.

One follower commented: "Life saver", "oooo I need this" and "That's genius gonna be buying a few of these".

Another penned: "I'm literally in B&M car park now about to fetch some! I am melting" and "worth getting".

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And those who have bagged one of the make-shift cooling aids will be getting their use of it as the Met Office has issued an amber 'extreme heat' weather warning for parts of the UK.

Temperatures here at home have been hotter than holiday hot spots Marbella, Mykonos and Tenerife over the next three days.

Public Health England also issued a heat-health alert on Monday which has been extended to Friday and is aimed at alerting high risk groups such as older people, children and babies to stay cool.

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