Four around-the-house items get their day in the sun thanks to these clever hacks.

By Brandi Broxson
Updated June 22, 2018
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Use a plastic sled to easily move beach bags, umbrellas, and toys across soft sand. Bonus: It makes a great seat for wet bums come lunchtime.
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Planning a beach trip this summer? Keep these clever hacks in your back pocket to make the trip easier. No more carrying heavy bags of gear or bringing a sandy mess into the house afterwards—these tricks solve those common problems and more.

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Use a plastic sled to easily move beach bags, umbrellas, and toys across soft sand. Bonus: It makes a great seat for wet bums come lunchtime.

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For peace of mind, screw an eye hook (found at craft and hardware stores) into the end of a wine cork, then attach your key ring.

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Quickly banish wet sand from feet or legs by sprinkling powder on skin, then wiping away with a towel.

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No need for store-bought tools. A funnel’s curious shape makes it perfect for building sand towers. You can also use it to fill a moat with sea water.