Whether you own a beach house or just snagged that great seasonal rental, you’re no doubt looking forward to fun in the sand. But as anyone who has spent a long day in the dunes knows, there’s usually a lot of stuff to lug around, and leisure time can end up being pretty tiring. How do you avoid getting worn down? By being as efficient and organized as possible.
Some of today’s most desirable coastal homes are equipped with beach house cargo lifts. These convenient external elevators have grown in popularity because coastal homes are being built higher above sea level. These lifts are capable of moving large quantities of items to higher floors quickly, and most have a capacity of at least 1,000 pounds. Cargo lifts are also a much easier way to stock a house at the start of the season than by making multiple trips up a staircase, a place where injuries are all too common.
You think you’ve gathered everything for your trip to the ocean: the beach chairs, sunscreen, umbrella, snacks and toys. When you get down to the ocean, however, you realize you forgot towels. The long trek back to the house begins. Worse, you may have forgotten to stock the house with certain essentials at the start of the seasons, and now you have to find a store to make an unexpected purchase. Both scenarios can be avoided by simply making a list of necessities.
Waiting until the last minute can induce stress. Whether you’re an owner preparing for the season or a renter planning a stay, get in the habit of packing at least two days in advance. You can then use the additional time to closely review everything you’ve packed. Most people find that this technique helps them avoid overpacking.
Owning or renting a beach house is often a reward for all your hard work. By following these tips, you can ensure that your time at your house is relaxing and refreshing.