How To Pack Your Beach Toys To Make Sure The Sand Doesn't Follow You Home

When you take a trip to the beach with kids, bringing toys along is as important as bringing sunscreen. But, while beach toys ensure the children have a fun time, transporting them back home presents a problem many parents struggle with: sand and plenty of it. So how do you bring toys back home without the sand?

Fortunately, it's a problem with an easy fix. A simple mesh bag ensures you won't be carrying sand, along with your kids' beach toys, back home. In addition to keeping the sand out, mesh bags are typically made from lightweight and quick-drying material, so they're easy to lug around and clean.

You can also use them to carry other beach essentials, such as towels, bathing suits, flip-flops, and sunscreen. And, because the bags are see-through, the kids — and other adults — won't have a hard time rummaging through the bag's contents to find what they need.

How to choose the mesh bag for you

Considering how many options you've got when choosing a mesh bag, it's easy to become overwhelmed. But shopping for a mesh bag will be easier if you have some criteria. Here's what you should look for when buying a mesh bag for your kids' beach toys.

Since the last thing you want is a bag with a broken strap, check that the bag has strong, thick stitching. And for convenience, select a mesh bag that's machine-washable for easy cleaning. 

As the Miami Herald explains, the majority of toy bags that are specifically designed to be used on the beach are made from nylon and mesh. If you're looking for quality and durability, opt for nylon over polyester. Depending on your needs, you can pick a mesh bag that features tons of pockets and has a large carrying capacity. If you have older children, you can opt for colorful mesh bags with zippers and a foldable design for easier storage when not in use. Failing that, a simple mesh laundry bag will do.