Genius Way To Keep Your Stuff From Getting Stolen at the Beach
My family just returned home after a glorious ten-day vacation which included a few days at a beach just outside of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and then a leisurely drive home along the New England coast with stops to see Salem, Plymouth Rock, and even the Submarine Force Museum.
An over-thinker and over-prepare of all things, I knew that our phones would be safe from water and sand when we took them to the beach because we've got those plastic sleeve things that you can wear around your neck and not have to worry about anything getting wet or sandy that you don't want to.
My bigger concern was how I would enjoy splashing around in the waves with my husband and son without someone snagging our things while we were playing in the water. I mean, just because I was taking my phone to the beach to take photos didn't mean that I wanted it in my hands when I was actually in the ocean.
The simple solution would have been to leave our things in our hotel room but what if we wanted to stop on our way back to our room for ice cream or if there was an emergency and I needed to make a call? I thought and thought about what I could do and then I gave up and turned to the internet which is where I stumbled on the most incredible beach hack to make sure that nobody takes your stuff.
Ready for this? Chances are really good that you never thought of this.
Reddit user TheDanimal8888 suggested that you take a diaper with you, tuck your phone, money, and whatever else into it and then use the little Velcro things to wrap it into a bundle. He even posted a photo in case there was any question of what exactly he meant. Bottom line (get it, bottom?) it looks like a used diaper.
My answer was to wrap our things in an old (unused, obviously) pull-up from before our son was potty trained and then put it in the backpack we took with us to the beach knowing that a diaper would be something someone rifling through our bag would definitely not snatch. And, I was right.
Yes, I know. Again, the easier solution would have been to have left everything in our room but those who know me know that I rarely ever follow the easy path.