Beaches are a popular summertime location, whether it’s your local beach, or cross-country to more tropical destinations. Preparing for a beach trip may seem like a nightmare, but luckily at Closet and Storage Concepts we try to help you stay organized both in your home and out. Here are some ways to stay organized for your trip to the beach.
Prepare: Pack Right
Before you head out, make sure you’re prepared by packing the essentials. Look up the weather to determine appropriate attire and packing essentials. In many cases you’ll want to bring along sun gear (sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats), reading material, beach toys, and of course snacks.
Rather than sticking all of your items in a crazy manner into your car, consider packing them in tote bags or plastic bins. Not only will it make disembarking from your car easier, it will keep your car a whole lot neater too. For more car organization tips check out our car organization tips. If you’re going for a longer beach trip, consider splitting your luggage into various compartments with the help of storage packing cubes. Use re-sealable plastic sandwich bags, to keep small items together such as electronic cords or hairbands. Then pack these into your larger tote bag or suitcase.
If you’re having trouble finding items it may be time to invest in your storage. Take the time and effort to get organized before you leave for your trip. Purge clothes you no longer wear as you pack, toss any expired items as you prepare snacks, and evaluate your storage needs. Storage systems are key to packing easily and efficiently before a trip and even help away from home. Organizing your closets (including the hallway closet) or your mudroom is particularly important for the summer season to make summer activities like camps or swim lessons a breeze.
Once you’ve reached your destination, don’t forget to take a breather – you deserve it.
On the Road & At the Beach: Stay Organized
All your hard work at home to help your family stay organized should pay off while you’re away. Be sure to pack containers and other items away neatly to make going home easier. A list of the items that you brought with you, or pictures of them on your phone, will help to make sure you don’t leave anything behind.
Back At Home: The Pack Down
The last thing you’ll probably want to do after a family outing is all the clean-up. See where that organization in the beginning of your trip comes in handy? With designated storage areas and labels to encourage you, clean-up will go much more smoothly so you’ll be ready for sleep and rest sooner rather than later! Clean out any last remnants of sand before tucking them away and pack your beach bucket or tote in a designated area so it’s ready for the next beach run!
At Closet and Storage Concepts we want you enjoy your summer. Get and stay organized to make the most of it! If you need help getting your storage in order to pack easily, don’t hesitate to call your local Closet and Storage Concepts design associate to start creating a home that’s organized for life!