Keep Your Stuff Safe at the Beach with These Hacks

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With summer finally here, we cannot wait to hit the beach. It’s easy to spend the entire day with your toes in the warm sand, but when it gets too hot, it surely calls for a dip in the waves. The only problem is, what do you do with your belongings?

If you have someone with you, they can guard your stuff while you frolic in the sea. But if they choose to join you or you’re alone, you’ve got a problem on your hands. Here are some clever ways to keep your things safe.

Make Friends

Strike up a conversation with beach-goers around you and ask if they wouldn’t mind keeping an eye on your belongings. As incentive, you can offer to watch theirs when they choose to take a swim. 

Buried Treasure

Who needs pirates when you can bury your belongings? Find a discreet spot, dig a shallow hole in the sand, and bury your bag, covering it with a towel or a plastic bag to keep it from getting sandy. Just make sure to remember where you buried it, or you might have your own treasure hunt when you’re ready to leave.

Bulked-Up Blanket

Your beach blanket can do more than provide a spot for you to lay down. If you are crafty, sew in some hidden pockets or create compartments using waterproof fabric. That way, you can stash your phone, wallet, and keys safely under the surface of your blanket and no one will be any the wiser.