Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pack the Perfect Beach Bag with Go Organically - Giveaway

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With beach season quickly approaching, Go Organically Fruit Snacks has some tips and tricks on how to pack the perfect beach bag this summer season.

How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag

Although trips to the beach aren’t QUITE as relaxing with kids in tow, we never pass up an opportunity to spend a few hours with our toes in the sand and a book in our hand. The only part we don’t like? THE STUFF. Hauling endless armfuls of supplies from house to car to sand and back again is not our idea of a good time. Which is why we’ve gotten the whole packing-a-beach-bag thing down to a science. It’s all about smart planning and sticking to the essentials! So to kick off beach season, here are our tips for packing the perfect, streamlined beach bag.


1. Bag
Choose a bag with sturdy fabric such as nylon or canvas—preferably treated with a waterproof coating. While the style of bag is totally up to you, just make sure it’s roomy and has a few pockets for easier organizing. Many use a traditional tote, which has a large opening and stands on its own easily. But a large backpack or duffel works just as well.

2. Towel
Fold or roll your beach towel as tightly as you can, and place it at the bottom of your bag to serve as a base. Consider investing in a thin, microfiber travel towel, which dries just as well with a lot less bulk.

3. Sun Protection
Place your favorite natural, mineral-based sunscreen in a side pocket in case of accidental spillage. Better yet, seal it in a plastic zip-top bag. Wear your hat and sunglasses if you can to save valuable bag space. Don’t forget SPF-infused lip balm to protect your smile!

4. Small Zippered Pouch
We like to pack a small cosmetic case for personal items such as keys, medication, and cash. Who wants to take along a wallet or handbag and risk it getting wet or stolen? Think of it as your “mini purse” inside your beach bag.

5. Snacks
Rather than bother with a heavy cooler, we opt to keep it simple with light, non-messy snacks that don’t require refrigeration. Think pretzels, nuts, granola bars, and of course, Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks. Not only are they certified organic, non-gmo and preservative free, but they come in individual pouches for ultimate portability. Just grab and go! Tip: Stash snacks in a lunch box inside your larger bag.

6. Water Bottle
Hydration is key! But we never like to pay for an overpriced bottle of water from the concession stand. Take along your favorite reusable water bottle to be kind to the planet and your wallet. To keep your water cold, add a few ice cubes before you leave the house, or fill the bottle halfway and freeze it (if it’s freezer-friendly) before topping it off with water from the tap. If you’re worried about your bottle sweating, wrap it in a plastic grocery bag, which you can later re-use for trash or wet swimsuits.

7. Entertainment
Bring along whatever puts you in your happy place—a breezy new book, a trendy tablet game or your favorite celebrity weekly. This is your downtime, so embrace it! Kids tend to be happy splashing in the waves or collecting shells, so keep their entertainment to a minimum. A simple pail and shovel should do just fine.


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54 comments:

James Robert said...

I pack lots of water, chips, sandwiches and fruit for the kids

Maryann D. said...

I pack water bottles, sunscreen, protein bars.
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Peggy said...

I always have lots of sunscreen. I have water and snack bars. I have extra towels and a change of clothes. Then I have something for bug bites.

jakiesmom said...

Snacks, lotion, beach toys

Suburban prep said...

Always water and sun protection lotion and a book and perhaps a snack

April V said...

sunscreen & pretzel sticks!

alissa apel said...

Mixed nuts because they don't melt, and are a protein, towels, suits, sunscreen, goggles, and flip flops.

Elizabeth Miller said...

We always pack sunscreen, a spray water bottle, towels, and plenty of snacks and drinks.

DEBIJOT said...

I pack sunglasses, sunscreen, water and a good beach read.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I pack sunscreen, towels, goggles, snacks and a water bottle.

Marty C. said...

Sunscreen, water, snacks, towels, sunglasses...

Alexandra Oller said...

I pack sunscreen, beach towels, sunglasses, water and snacks for the kids.

bison61 said...

I pack sunscreen, water, a book and some snacks

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Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post with some things you pack in your beach/pool bag.

dried fruit like raisens are good thanks

Darlene said...

I always have sunscreen in my beach bag.

Shelly Leatham said...

My bag is full of Sunscreen, water, snacks, camera, towels, etc!

Melissa Storms said...

I always pack bottled water in my beach bag,

Adaptable Kay said...

I actually just went to the "beach" the other day (a lake with a beach) and I packed my big floppy hat, SPF 70 (still got burnt though), some snacks and a nice book to read!

I had such a great time :)

Thank you for this great giveaway!

Sara Wainright said...

sunscreen, snacks, and water.

latanya t said...

hat, towel, and water

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I pack sunscreen, sunglasses, wipes, hair elastics, snacks and water!

Hannah Knapp said...

sunblock, towels, and lots of snacks!

Nafeeza Chung said...

I pack snacks, lotion and beach toys

Mary Cloud said...

Definitely lots of Sunscreen - nothing worse than getting burned.

Edye Nicole said...

I always have sun screen and a book!

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Heather B said...

Usually water, Granola Bars, a good book and some baby powder!

Jennifer T. said...

I started packing a small first aid kit. Seems like my kids always get a scrape.

AmberFaith said...

I make sure to pack sunscreen and shades!

Darlene Carbajal said...

I don't pack much. Just sunscreen and food lol.

Sue Hull said...

I always pack lots of sunscreen, water and snacks.Thank you for the chance 😀

Donna said...

Beach towel, water, tanning lotion, and snack

Barb said...

I don't have a pool but I do pack a little snack bag sometimes if i am going to be sitting around outside for a long time. Like peanut butter and crackers and green grapes,pretzel sticks.

aperry said...

I pack organic cashews.

Sandy said...

I always pack sunscreen, chapstick and a snack/water bottle!

Donna Armstrong said...

I pack water,snacks,beach blanket, sunscreen and floaties.

Donna Armstrong said...

I pack water,snacks,beach blanket, sunscreen and floaties.

wen budro said...

I bring towels, baby powder, snacks, water, and aspirin for myself.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle, battery charger for phone and visine drops for when sand gets in my eyes.

susan1215 said...

I pack sunscreen, beach towels, sunglasses, water and snacks.

Renee said...

I pack sunscreen and lots of water toys and a wet bag to put suits in after swimming.

nickieisis3 said...

Sunscreen, water, snacks, towels, sunglasses

Yona Williams said...

My beach and pool bag always has a pair of shoes (mostly flip flops) that I don't mind getting sandy or watery.

Robin Abrams said...

My pool bag is always packed with flip flops, towels, Sunscreen, Water , snacks

steve weber said...

Beach towel, water, tanning lotion, and snack

Lauryn Rescoe said...

When we go to the pool or beach, I always pack towels, water, sunblock, extra clothes, and snacks for the kids.

Janice Crespo said...

We pack some frozen water so it stays colder longer, towels, sunscreen, change of clothes, beach toys for my grandson and a book for me to read.

Eve+Ash said...

Water, change or clothes and undies for kids, sunscreen, water and hats (that they never use)

Darby Elizabeth said...

Sunscreen, a change of clothes, sunglasses, snacks

Misty said...

I have sunscreen. wet wipes, sunglasses, bottled water, and a good book.

LesleyfromWI said...

blanket, towels, sun screen, snacks, water, & beach toys are a few of the items we pack

LeAnn Harbert said...

I have sunscreen, drinks, snacks and beach umbrella.

amanda whitley said...

i pack sunscreen, sunglasses and a beach towel in my bag

Sandy Klocinski said...

I pack plenty of insect and sun protection, lip balm, lotion, leave-in conditioner or hair protector, and sunglasses.

Charlene S. said...

For me, I gotta have bottled water, sunscreen, lipbalm and a floppy hat.