A simple way that my husband is always promoting is to shut the curtains. If you have thick curtains, this will help to block out the sun which will prevent the room from heating up. But if you are anything like me, you may find it hard to block out those beautiful rays!!
Avoid using your oven and dryer. Hang your clothes out to dry. the warm rays of the sun will dry your clothes in no time and this method will extend the life of your clothes. Use a BBQ or a toaster oven for cooking, this will reduce the amount of heat energy released into your home - and it saves on money too!
Let your hair air dry, or try out a short style for the summer. When you are outside, wear light-weight fabrics... and be sure to use sunscreen on those exposed areas!
Spice it up... by eating spicy foods, your body will sweat more. When the sweat evaporates, you will feel cooler.
Have fun with water... in addition to drinking substantial amounts of water to prevent dehydration, you could take cool showers, hop into a pool or share a sprinkler with the kids. Cold showers also have health benefits as they help increase blood circulation and close pores.
Stay cool, Witches!