Well, it seems that the weather is getting warm enough to start making trips to the beach!  But with beach trips comes lots and lots of sand.  So this week’s reader request is all about ways to store your beach toys in hopes that you don’t bring too much sand into your car and home!  Hopefully these easy tips will keep you organized while you can enjoy yourself at the beach!

1. Laundry Basket or Milk Crate

Beach Toy Storage - Milk Crate Storage

Beach Toy Storage – Milk Crate Storage

I have taken all of our beach toys and put them in a milk crate that I purchased from The Container Store (these are the same milk crates I purchased for organizing our backyard toys).  This is an easy way to haul the toys to and from the beach without bringing a lot of sand back with you!  Laundry baskets can be nice because you can put all the toys, towels, food, etc. in the laundry basket so you don’t have to carry the toys, blankets, food, etc.

2. Mesh Bins

Beach Toy Storage - Mesh Pool Storage BinsIf you’d rather not lug around a laundry basket full of beach toys, then these mesh pool storage bins would make a great alternative!  The small mesh pool bin would be fantastic for wheeling down to the beach.  And with its open mesh bottom, sand and water won’t stay on toys for long as it can all fall through the mesh.  I’d attach a robe to one end to make it easy for pulling around the beach as well.

3. Open Bags

Beach Toy Storage - Open Beach BagI’m so loving these beach bags from Land of Nod.  The colors are super cute, and the bag is really big.  It can hold so much of your beach toys and towels.  By keeping all of your beach bags open, you are less likely to bring home extra!

4. Special Beach Blankets

Beach Toy Storage - Beach BlanketAnother alternative is to use your beach blanket as a way to carry toys to and from the beach.  These outdoor blankets from JJ Cole at Target fold up so you can store some beach toys in the blanket, fold it up and carry it to the beach!  It makes for an easy way to carry toys and a blanket all at once!

5. Labels

Finally, labeling all of your toys and towels can help for easy clean-up as you are ready to leave the beach.  I always try to write our name in all the beach toys so that I can find our toys easily.  I use a Sharpie and write our name on the insides of all of our toys, making it easy for us to find among all the toys.

Well, there you have it, all of the ideas for storing your toys as you play at the beach!  Hope you find some of these tips useful.  Have an organizational question that you’ve been dying to ask an organizer?  Email me at theorganizedmama1@gmail.com with questions you have and you may be featured on a Reader Request post!

The Organized Mama

Disclaimer: I was not paid to endorse any of the products mentioned in this post.  I just really like all the products I suggested based on client review or my own personal use.

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