Beach Totes

Beach Totes

Love vacationing at the beach, but dread the walk to your favorite shoreline, knowing that you have an armful of stuff to juggle? Add a chic beach tote from PBteen to your trusted arsenal of beach equipment. Find the pattern and colors that best suit your sense of style. Choose from classic looks, such as animal prints or camo, or push your fashion limit with a bag decorated in abstract shapes or glittering sequins. You can even personalize your beach tote with a monogram that displays your initials. If you prefer, swap the monogram for your first name or even your nickname. Beach totes also have a second life outside of the shore, as pool bags, gym bags and shopping bags.

When picking out your new beach tote, it is important to pick the correct size. If the bag is too small, you may have to leave essential items at home, such as your favorite beach towel. Standard-sized beach towels are easy to fit into almost any bag, but oversized towels may require a bit more consideration when selecting the size. The same is true if you are providing towels for a group of friends. Totes that are too large are cumbersome to carry as you try to travel across the soft sand. Don't forget to take into the account the length of the tote's handle! Some prefer to keep the tote close to their shoulder making a shorter drop ideal. Others like the bag to hang lower for optimal comfort.

For a successful trip to the beach, it helps if you keep your belongings organized. Don't waste time digging through your tote for your sunscreen. Instead, pick a beach tote fitted with interior pockets. These pockets work well for accessing items that you need throughout the day, such as your cash, identification or sun protection products. If you have a lot of small items in your big, add a cosmetic bag to your tote. A cosmetic bag with a zipper keeps tiny earrings or multiple tubes of lip gloss safely contained in one spot. You can even find an organizer in a fun design that complements your new beach tote.

After multiple outings, you want the pattern and hues of your new bag to look bright and vivid. Help your beach tote look its best by picking a sturdy fabric, such as durable canvas. Canvas holds up to extended use and is simple to clean. Just use a damp bath towel to spot clean any spills or drips. Cotton bags are a lightweight alternative that minimizes the weight that the tote adds to your haul. Like canvas, it should be spot cleaned when dirty.

When you are through using your bag for the day, it is important to take a few moments to prepare it for its next use. First, put any towels or dirty laundry in your laundry bag. Then, brush off the sand, clean any dirty spots and let your beach tote air dry. A hook or shelf is a terrific place to hang your bag. Hang all of your bags from a single shelf to store them until it is time for their next outing.

When planning a day out, it is important to keep your body hydrated and fueled. Though you can always purchase your snacks, save money and be prepared by taking them with you. A portable water bottle and food container keep your beverage and snacks nearby. These storage options are also reusable, making them a green alternative to disposable food packing and plastic bottles. Find the perfect size to stow in your tote and hold your food and drink. Collapsible lunch containers fold down once they are empty so that you can maximize the amount of space in your beach tote.