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Be sure to follow these tips to help transform your event into a roaring success.

How to prepare for an awesome Fourth of July BBQ


In summer, there may be no better outdoor barbeque event than the Fourth of July. Independence Day marks a time for family, friends and good food, not to mention the occasional firework. If you're lucky enough to host Fourth of July festivities this year, be sure to follow these tips to help transform your event into a roaring success:

Prepare a varied meal
Hamburgers and hot dogs will always be classic options, but there's no reason you can't expand the menu further. Delish provided a list of tasty sounding Independence Day entrees, including grilled corn on the cob and salads that will wow your guests.

This holiday marks a time for family unity, and that means bringing everybody together. You want to make sure you have enough food, as well as the right kinds, to keep everyone coming back to the grill for more.

Use fans to keep the flies away
Of course, nothing ruins a tasty meal like the sight of a fly or some other flying insect. While bugs assuredly have their place in nature, we're pretty sure it isn't on top of your burger pile. Lasko provides a variety of outdoor fans to help generate a breeze that will keep unwelcome guests away from your food.

One of our signature models, the Outdoor Living Fan, is designed to work without being noticed. This model can generate powerful but quiet wind currents, meaning you don't need to dial up the conversation volume. It also provides wonderful respite from summer heat. It even comes with lights to join in the festive decorations once the sun has gone down.

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Remove interior dust with an air purifier
While the bulk of your party will no doubt be outside, you'll still need to come inside to retrieve food and get any other items you've left behind. Guests will also likely want to use the restrooms. This expectation means your home must be cleaned – and no doubt you've spent time with the broom and vacuum tidying the place up.

However, these cleaning methods target only dust on surfaces. It's summertime, so expect some dirt and pollen to be floating in the air, too. An air purifier can suck these particles into secure containment, improving the quality of your home. 

Sure, you'll need the door closed for your air purifier to work best, but it's July. We're betting you'll have the AC on anyway. Regardless of where you spend your Fourth of July, your family is likely to enjoy their time to the fullest after you've taken the time to follow these hints. 

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