Beach bin

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I like the spreadsheet idea. DH usually has a yellow tablet page with everything listed that he marks off as he loads whatever we are driving.

Junepath, I'm jealous you and Amelia are having an extended vacation! enjoy!


It was a total random thing, a good friend of mine who lives in Nashville said her parents needed a house sitter at their house in South Florida for 2 weeks, and did I want to come with her. After how much misery we went through last year, I jumped on the chance smiley Plus, it will probably be many years before we make it down that way again, so it's a really great opportunity.


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96 days for us.. We start packing about a week out. We're bringing our truck this year but still packing relatively light. We do not use a beach box.


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SCORE! 16 days for us. Last night I was adding some items to the beach bucket and noticed my "fresh seafood" envelope tucked into my recipe book - complete with a $50 bill! How could I have forgotten that!?! Great start to this years kitty. Secondary to another thread, though, not even THINKING about tilapia.


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I'm digging this "tote" idea. No luggage? Yes please.

How big are your totes?


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I bought ours at Costco, they are extremely tough. They are 27 gallon, $9. I have 2 for grocery and household, husband has 2 for everything else.

Eta that we still pack suitcases for clothing.


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We use reusable grocery bags for that stuff, so one or two totes vs 10 bags would be an improvement I think.


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I just went to Dollar General and Dollar Tree today and picked up some things for our bin. And we're still quite a ways over 100 days out!

(This sounds crazy but once summer rolls around, my goal is to not be spending a lot of time in stores, our summers here are very short!)


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I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one OCD about packing. My wife thought I was crazy when I started our OBX Spreadsheet years ago.. smiley


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I'm digging this "tote" idea. No luggage? Yes please.

How big are your totes?


We use 27-gallon tote (I can't find dimensions, sorry) for anything that isn't clothes, linens or things like shampoo. It tucks nicely in the back of our minivan. We put linens in a laundry basket that goes beside the tote. We do use suitcases for clothes, but I hadn't thought of packing those all in one tote until this post. Shampoo/conditioner type stuff all goes in a small plastic tote in case of leaks.


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Several years ago I received a gift of various sized totes that came from something called 31 totes (or something like that), haven't used anything else since. So many different sizes.


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Several years ago I received a gift of various sized totes that came from something called 31 totes (or something like that), haven't used anything else since. So many different sizes.


We have a 31 bag for Kayleigh's diaper bag, lol


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i found a good knife sharpening tool for the beach/camping box! Perfect for toting as it will fit nicely in an old eyeglass pouch and i won't have to lug my stones, etc, along. Nothing makes me much teeth-grinding nuttier than a dull knife!


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I'm digging this "tote" idea. No luggage? Yes please.

How big are your totes?


The beach tote is larger. 110 quart I think. We leave it downstairs in the laundry room. We have 2 shoebox size totes for shells or other beach treasures. I'm thinking this year it might be downsized to 1. How many shells does one need?

The bedding and kitchen totes are 56 quarts. Everyone's clothing fits in a 30 quart. The bathroom items are packed in a small suitcase with our overnight clothes. We stop on the way down and back, so we pack an outfit and swimsuit in it.