The Truth About Buying a Beach Home and the Sand That Comes With It
If you’re one of the many people who dream of owning a beach home, there are a few things that you might have to grow accustomed to. While in reality, owning a beach home truly is everything it is cracked up to be, one thing that people often overlook is the main reason you moved to the beach in the first place. Sand. Sand has an incredible way to make it into the smallest and most inconvenient places and is almost always tracked into your home causing both frustration and even discomfort.
The worst? When sand gets on your clean sheets. There is nothing worse than crawling into bed after a long day at the beach and feeling gritty hard sand scratching against your skin. So, what can you do? Luckily, there are dozens of different ways to try and limit your sand intake, however, these are some of the best.
First and foremost, try to limit the amount of sand that you are bringing back home with you. It may seem too simple to be true, but it makes a huge difference. The easiest way to limit the amount of sand that you are toting home is to find a beach bag that is designed for sand overflow. There are a few different styles of these bags on the market, make sure you are looking for a beach tote that has a mesh-like fabric with multiple holes. This allows you to give your bag a good shake before leaving the beach and all the sand that has found its way into your bag is simply shaken out and put right back onto the beach where it belongs!
One of the oldest tricks out there, and yet one of the most efficient, is baby powder! While a good foot rinse definitely helps, sometimes freshly rinsed feet can actually attract sand once you set your foot back down, regardless if it goes into a shoe or not. Baby powder will not only help dry any dampness of your feet, but it helps the sand effortlessly brush off. It’s like magic! Not only will you smell baby fresh, but your floors will thank you!
In case you forgot to throw a bottle of baby powder in your beach bag and the inevitable happens, don’t worry, there are options. While sweeping is, of course, an option, it is often exhausting to try and sweep daily, even multiple times a day to keep up on your cleaning habits. Invest in a robot vacuum of your choice, maybe even find a way to decorate it with some fun shells, regardless of decor, this little vacuum will become your best friend in no time.
Lastly, and probably the most common, is to always rinse off before entering the house. Whether it be a small hose by the front door, or a mudroom, rising is always a good choice. Once rinsed enough to not leave a sand trail, hit the shower. You would be amazed at how much sand can hide in your hair! Give your hair a good wash to ensure all that extra sand isn’t hiding out and making its way onto your pillows.
Buying a beach home could quite possibly be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. From breathtaking views, salty ocean air, and new memories to be made, don’t let sand get in the way of enjoying your home to its fullest.