5 Life Hacks for the Beach You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know! by Joan Poindexter

5 Life Hacks for the Beach You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know!

Are you a beach bum mom? Join the club! Here are five hacks that will make your time at the beach even better!

  • Soothing Sunburn: Freeze aloe vera gel in an ice cube tray. Fill a sandwich bag with the aloe cubes to soothe sunburn safely.
  • Fun Cooler Packs: Fill water balloons and place them into the freezer. They’ll keep food cool at the beach, and then give to kids for play with once melted.
  • Tackle Picky Eaters: Use a plastic tackle box and fill sections with different snacks (pretzels, nuts, popcorn, etc.) for everyone to enjoy.
  • Cell Safety: Drop your cell phone into a sandwich bag and zip. It can still be used while inside of the baggie, yet, kept safe from sand and sea.
  • Wine Time: Thoroughly clean an empty suntan lotion bottle with soap and hot water. Fill the clean bottle with your favorite wine (one with a pump is always fun). That's 4 to 16 ounces of summer day greatness right there, folks!

Time to get your beach on!

Christine Jones
You're a genius Joani Plenty w/ that last hack for wine!! I love it. Another great hack for the beach is to use baby powder to get the sand off the kiddos feet before you get in the car.
Joan Poindexter
😂 Thanks, Chrissy! Yes! I like to have the kids wipe down with a baby wipe and then dash on the powder to get rid of sand as well! Great minds think alike! Chrissy Jones
Donna John
All are great! Love the tip for using water balloons in the cooler! Will have to try the baby powder idea. I remember my dad when i was a kid filling up a gallon milk container with water and rinsing our feet after we got to the car. If he had only known...
Elisa Schmitz
You are brilliant, Joani Plenty! Great ideas I never knew I needed, but are now musts! Thanks for the adds, Chrissy Jones and Donna John!
Jennison Grigsby
Love it! Especially the wine tip, of course!

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