Wine Corks Are Her Favorite, But When She Uses Them Like THIS For Summer. Brilliant!
Christina Caldwell 5/31/2016
The beach is the most relaxing place on earth, until it isn't. Between messy food and sunburns, a day at the beach can quickly turn chaotic. But don't stress! These hacks can help.
Refreshing Green Tea Spray
As afternoon approaches at the beach, your skin might start to feel warm, even if you're not sunburned. Give yourself a refreshing spritz in the face by brewing some green tea and adding it to a spray bottle like Homemade Mamas. Keep it in the cooler for a quick cool down on demand.
Beach Towel Pocket Makeover
Whether you use a beach towel or blanket on the sand, you know how easily your little things can get lost on the beach. Keep books, toys and sunscreen within reach by adding pockets to your beach towels. Making it with Danielle will show you how.
Between the sand and sun, babies easily wear themselves out with all of the fun. For a nap without the crib, dig a small hole in the sand and line it with towels like Kelly's Korner did on vacation. Put a beach umbrella over baby and let them lay down for a rest. The hole will make sure they don't go anywhere, and the soft sand will be just as comfortable as their bedding at home!
Hollow Out Lip Balm To Stash Cash
No one wants to use a stranger's lip balm. That's exactly the psychology behind these hollowed-out lip balm containers from Instructables, which can be used to stow away cash when the entire family wants to be in the water at the same time. You can also do the same thing with a marker!
Attach A Cork To Keys
Finally, a use for all of those corks that accumulate on vacation! Attach a cork to keys in case they get lost in the water with this tip from Green Moxie. This way they'll easily float instead of immediately sink to the bottom of the ocean floor, never to be seen again.
Attach Watermelon Slices To Popsicle Sticks
No one likes sticky hands. Add popsicle sticks to watermelon slices for a healthy alternative to sugary frozen pops with this idea from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Keep Snacks Out Of The Sand
Those cardboard snack boxes are no match for sand. Sand seems to get in every crevice possible, so instead, use an old coffee creamer bottle to stow away your snacks. Mrs. Happy Homemaker discovered this no-cost storage hack that can be taken from the kitchen cabinet to the beach.
Get Sand Off Skin With Baby Powder
This is an old school beach hack that's becoming popular again. You might think you need a full-fledged shower to remove all of the sand from your skin, but baby powder does the trick, too, as The Frugal Girls found out. Just dust a bit on and rub for a quick way to get rid of stubborn, stuck-on granules.
Make A Cup Holder Out Of PVC Pipe
One Pinterester's husband used PVC pipe, glue and paint to create these cute cup holders that will keep the sand out and the good times going. Just bury the stem in the sand and relax!
Prep Beach-Friendly Salads
Who says the beach is only for sandwiches and finger food? These salads-in-a-cup from 24/7 Low Cab Diner are the perfect way to keep that beach bod in tact.
Sun And Sand Without The Stress
While the beach's natural elements can be harsh, you can beat nature with these easy hacks. Enjoy summer, stress-free!