Drawbacks: Sand, Sand, Sand!
We all enjoy living in a beach city. But along with the good comes sand. Even if you don’t live right on the oceanfront, sand seems to follow you home every day. You track it in on your shoes just from walking up your driveway. The kids track sand in from a day at Mount Trashmore. A day spent enjoying the local beaches, means another day spent sweeping up the sand. Here are a few ideas that can alleviate the problem.
At the Beach
Rather than large towels which suck up the sand especially when they get wet, use mesh beach chairs. They are more comfortable and allow the sand to drop through the mesh. Take advantage of the faucets and showers found all along the boardwalk. Wear flip flops rather than shoes. Flip flops allow the sand to escape. Use a mesh beach bag rather than canvas. This way the sand won’t stick as it does with solid fabrics. Remember that a day spent enjoying the sunshine means that you need to apply sun block with an SPF of at least 30 and do so often.
Back at Home
Keep a hose near your entry door if you use the beach often. Then you can rinse off the sand before it gets indoors. Take flip flops off outside. Bang them together before bringing them indoors. Have a bristly door mat.
If sand gets inside your home, be sure to vacuum it up quickly. If left on hard surface floors, especially hardwood, sand will scratch the finish. A good canister vac will be easiest to remove the unwanted sand.
The Good Far Outweighs the Bad!
Let’s face it, nothing is as fabulous as a day at the beach! And once you get back home, nothing feels as good as a nice warm shower.
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Editor’s Note: We originally published this article in June 2013. We have edited it for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.