Frugal Tip - Summer Fun Bags
For my “Works for me Wednesday” tip I’ve shared something I learned from the school of hard knocks. I Hope it will work for you too.
My family and I tend to be somewhat spontaneous and have been known to decide to go somewhere at the drop of a hat. That’s part of what summer is about right?
A problem that we ran into is that after deciding we wanted to go we had to spend way too much time packing up all the gear that we needed. Children became frustrated and mom got frazzled trying to grab everything while reassuring the kids that we were “almost ready“, eventually forgetting something important and arriving much later than desired.
In a hurry I’d decide to just run to the store to buy some item I had at home, just so I could get out the door. Just the way you want to start an outing with the kids, right?
My solution to this was to keep a “Summer Fun Bag” in the back of my car stocked full of the things that we would most likely need for our outings, which for us was usually to the lake.
Now, if we want to go somewhere the list of what to grab is significantly shorter and everyone is in a better mood and able to have a good time.
Below is a list of some basic things to keep in your bag. You may want to add to it depending on what your family likes to do.
Spontaneous Summer Fun Bag contents:
- Sun block
- Bug spray
- Toys - Frisbees, shovels, beach ball
- Snacks - crackers, granola bars, etc…
- Baby wipes
- Paper towels
- Diapers (if applicable)
- First aid kit
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