One of the many joys of summertime is the chance to go swimming. Swimming is the perfect way to cool off, and it’s great exercise, too! But what should you do with all your wet swimsuits and towels once you get home? How can you avoid having a mess in your house? Next time you feel like a whole swim team has dropped their wet towels in your house, try these tips to get your sanity back.
Keep everything in one place
The first tip is to keep all your swimming-related items in one place in your house. This makes it so much easier to get ready for your next pool trip. If your laundry area is big enough, that’s probably the best place to keep everything.
Tiered towel-drying rack with multiple bars
Search at your local home goods store or shop online for drying racks that are made specifically for beach towels. With multiple tiered bars, they allow air to circulate through the towels so that they dry faster. This way you don’t have towels hanging in every room in the house. You can also hang goggles, swim caps, and other pool accessories to dry.
Hooks for your swim bags
In addition to a towel rack, it’s helpful to have a row of hooks for hanging your swim bags and any other items. That way your swim bag is dry and ready to be packed, and you don’t have to search all over the house to find it.
Stackable storage bins
A few stackable storage bins will also come in handy. You can use the bins to store dry items, like your pool passes, pool toys, extra goggles, and more. You can also use the bins as a place to store clean, dry towels.
Taking care of your swimsuit
Swimsuits need a little more TLC than your beach towels. After each swim, make sure to rinse off before you leave the pool. When you get home, you can hand-wash your swimsuit with a mild soap. It’s best to dry it flat, so that it doesn’t stretch out. For more info, try these tips on how to wash your swimsuit.
One way to preserve your swimsuit’s color and elasticity is to try our line of chlorine resistant swimsuits. Chlorine resistant swimwear is built to last! They come in one-piece and tankini options, with flattering cuts and bold designs. With their specially engineered fabric, the colors stay true longer, and the elasticity stays with you swim after swim.
Tips for keeping kids’ stuff orderly
If you have kids, odds are they love going to the pool. And if they are like most children, they never remember to hang up their towels! But don’t give up on them yet. Encourage them to be neater with these tips:
- Give a different color towel to each child, and explain that they are responsible for taking care of that towel.
- Assign a spot for each child to hang their wet towel and wet bag. You can even put their name on a sticker to show them their spot.
- Show them exactly what you want them to do with the wet items for the first week or two, to help get them in the habit of doing it.
- Set up laundry hooks along the shower rod, to hang their swimsuits after showering.
- Compliment them when they remember to do it right!
Remember, swimming is meant to be a fun-filled part of your summer routine. If the mess of wet towels and swimsuits is bothering you, simply take a few steps to conquer it! Once you develop a system that works for you and your family, you will feel the stress slip away. You’ll be able to enjoy your pool time and your home time that much more!