Five Beach Bag Essentials

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As I returned home from a week at the beach with my kiddos, I’m realized I needed to get organized and streamline what actually ends up in my bag. Because let’s be honest, regardless of how old our kids are, moms are inevitably the ones carrying ALL THE THINGS. There are many beach bag essentials to make your life easier!

Beach Bag Essentials

New and Improved Beach Towels

In an effort to maximize space and not carry loads of bulky towels, my first must-have is a set of either Turkish beach towels or the Dock & Bay Beach Towel. 

Water Resistant Bags

I like small bags to contain all the things inside the big bag. My husband thinks I’m crazy, but having water-resistant plastic cosmetic-type bags with reinforced zippers to hold things like goggles, sunscreen, snacks, and pool toys is a HUGE help! Otherwise, everything just sinks to the bottom of the bag. 

Collapsible Beach Toys

For the beach, collapsible beach buckets and mesh shell collecting beach bags have been a game-changer! Perfect for holding shells, beach/sand toys, and swimming accessories.

Baby Powder

Baby powder works wonders when you need to get sand off of your feet, and a beauty blender sponge makes applying sunscreen to those tiny faces so much easier! 

Quality Beach Equipment

Last but not least, get yourself a good quality cooler and some backpack beach chairs. Stainless steel tumblers/coozies are also a must, and drink spikes for the sand to prevent spillage are essential. And if you really want your mind blown, purchase a lightweight sand proof beach blanket will stakes. 

Happy traveling this summer!

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Kristen is a mama to three blue eyed girls, Bryn (7.5), Maya (4) & Tessa (2.5) and has called Columbus home since 2004. She was born in Pennsylvania, but her family moved a lot when she was growing up. Her family has been in Ohio since 1999 which is the same year Kristen became a Bobcat at Ohio University. In her 4 years at OU, Kristen met some of her very best friends, learned to stumble with grace down brick streets, rowed on the OU Women’s Crew team, joined a sorority, fell in love with her now husband Justin AND earned a degree! A “big girl” job in Retail Real Estate at LBrands brought Kristen to Columbus, and if she’s being honest so did the guy. They married in 2007 and started a family in 2012. When baby #2 arrived in 2016, Kristen became a stay-at-home mom and 18 months later, baby #3 arrived! It’s the hardest and best “job” she has ever had! In her spare time, Kristen enjoys exploring Columbus, reading, running, Crossfit, decorating, documenting the days through pictures, hiking, yoga, organizing and labeling things, attempting to be crafty, bargain shopping, DIY projects and spending time outdoors. Her favorite things in life are the beach, her girlfriends, travel, wine county, Mexican food, bike rides, sunsets, red wine, french fries, ice cream and her of course family!

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