Boating and swimming hacks


Rub liquid soap on the front of your boat (most especially your console and windshield) before heading out for easy bug removal.

Place a wet towel under your cooler to keep it from sliding around on the deck.

Use white vinegar to combat mold issues on your boat seats.

Ginger tea, ginger candies or even the fresh varietal that can be steeped in tea are all great ways to end the ordeal of seasickness.

Bring extra of almost everything such as life jackets, hats, sunglasses, flip-flops. Someone always forgets one of these important items or needs a spare.

Going out for a long trip, go slow on the alcohol.

Use an empty jumbo sunscreen container to hide belongings in and deter thieves at the beach.

Shake out a little baby powder and use it to brush off sand. Not only will you be sand-free but you’ll also be baby-scented!

Try putting your phone in a sealable plastic bag. You won’t have to worry as much about sand or water, plus you can still use the touch screen through the bag.

Aloe gels are perfect and soothing sunburn relief. To improve upon perfection, pop your bottle of aloe into the fridge before you go to the pool or beach. The cool temperature increases the relief.

Ears clogged from swimming? Inflate a balloon. No, really, it’s that simple. Keep a balloon handy and inflate it a few times after each dip.

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