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Cleaning Up After A Day At The Beach

Are you looking for tips and tricks for cleaning up after a day at the beach? Look no further! In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about getting sand out of your car, and having a stress-free beach clean-up experience.

Living in Florida and knowing how to clean up after a day at the beach is super important! I mean, who doesn’t love spending time at the beach with the sunshine, sand and the smell of the ocean breeze?

But there are things we need to do once we get home to make sure the beach doesn’t stay with us! Here we have some tips to help you clean up after a day at the beach.

Beach Clean Up Tips

1. Dry your feet before putting your shoes on

This will prevent tracking sand and dirt into your car and home. Besides, sandy feet in shoes or flip flops feels horrible! You may also want to give those shoes a shake and wipe your feet again outside before heading in the house just to be sure.

2. Sand in the car

There is nothing like sand to find every single nook and cranny in the car to fill with sand. Cleaning it out can be an absolute nightmare. To get into those hard to reach places try a small makeup brush or a rag on the end of a screwdriver. For larger areas a stiff bristle brush works great!

Cleaning up after a day at the beach

3. Sunscreen stains

Don’t you just hate when your dri fit shirt ends up with sunscreen stains? I know people who just toss them out after that, but the truth is that if you have a bit of patience and know how, you can clean up that stain and your shirt will still be wearable. Check out the video below where you will learn exactly how to remove the sunscreen stain and get that shirt clean.

4. Getting sand out of clothes

One of the biggest challenges of cleaning up after a day at the beach is sand EVERYWHERE! Towels, clothes, bags…..nothing is safe. Meet it head on by giving everything a good shake before packing it up. If it is wet, do the best you can to remove the excess sand before packing it up. When you get home, give everything another good shake outside. If you have clothes or towels that are still wet, lay them in the sun to dry. Don’t try to clean up right away by putting them in the washing machine. Wet sand will just clump together and block your filter. Once everything is dry give it a final shake outside and then start the clean up process by washing it all.


After washing items that may have sand in them, it is always a good idea to clean your washing machine to remove any sand that may still be hanging out in your machine and/or filter. Sand in your washer can cause many issues including rubbing against the drum, causing extra wear and tear on your machine.

Cleaning up your machine isn’t difficult. The first step is to clean the filter. This is a good practice anytime, not just when cleaning up after a day at the beach. If it gets too clogged, it can cause water to back up in your machine leaving you with an even bigger problem to clean up.

Step two is to just fill your washing machine with hot water and add either vinegar or baking soda. Let the cycle run for a few minutes before draining the water. This will help to remove any sand that’s still stuck in your machine. Repeat until no sand is visible and then clean the filter again.

I hope these tips help you to enjoy your time at the beach without worrying about cleaning up when you get home. To find out how to do a more detailed clean up of your washer, check out our blog on How to Clean Your Washing Machine.

Heather Canning, Head Mom

Head Mom at One Organized Mom
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