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Okay, so it’s not some cute earrings or a straw summer handbag. 🙂 But it might just be more essential. A portable neck fan has become my favorite summer accessory.

It is hot here in Texas, as it always is in the summer, and some parts of the country are experiencing unprecedented heat.

Recently I came across a little portable neck fan and knew I had to have it.

I run hot most of the time, all year round. I am always in the throes of my own personal summer. 🙂

It’s hard on the people who live or work with me. I’m always cranking down the air conditioner in the summer and turning down the heat in the winter.

I have been known to use those cute little portable fans you hook onto your cell phone.

I also use a mini swamp cooler in the bathroom so I don’t overheat while getting ready.

Portable Neck Fan

I would so much rather be too cold than too hot. You can do something about being too cold (though that rarely happens to me).

You can add more layers or turn on a little space heater or build a fire. But there’s only so much you can do if you are too hot.

Portable Neck Fan

So I got this little accessory and have used it a LOT since I purchased it. On house cleaning day, I usually have it around my neck because, by the end of the day, it has warmed up a lot outside and vacuuming works up a sweat. This portable neck fan really helps me stay cooler.

We have a ceiling fan/light above our kitchen table, which I usually have running during the day.

But when my husband and daughter sit down to dinner, they want to turn it off because they’re cold. I can now accommodate that cheerfully since I have my own little fan.

The one I have runs on batteries, which I found really helpful recently during a power outage.

Our power goes out way more often than it should around here, and our last episode lasted all through the night and into the next day.

Sleeping became very difficult in the heat. Plus, I hate dead quiet. I like white noise from a ceiling fan or something in the room producing a hum.

So I got my little fan out and bent it (it’s pliable) so that it would stand up by itself and positioned it so that it would blow right in my face.

It helped, except I did have to change the batteries out in the middle of the night. Better than having a heat stroke. 🙂

I’m sure it’s because I had it on the highest speed, and most of these portable neck fans last about 6 hours on low speed, 4.5 hours on medium, and 3 hours on high speed.

I love that you can move the arms of the fan around and position the little fans on each side just where you want them to blow.

I have shoulder-length hair, and definitely recommend putting your hair in a ponytail or bun to keep it away from the fans if you have them near your face.

The fan I have has three different speeds. There are many different models of portable neck fans available, some that are rechargeable.

I don’t know if those produce a comparable breeze, but the rechargeable aspect is appealing.

These portable neck fans don’t really work well outside because fans work by just stirring up the breeze from the air around them. I tried wearing it outside and it just blew hot air in my face. No bueno.

So if you are feeling a little toasty where you are, you might want to give a portable neck fan a try. It may just become your new favorite accessory too!

Let me know if you have tips for staying cool.

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Portable Neck Fan


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