With three children under 6, my sister in law asked me for some help in organizing what the kids would need for the beach. I am a big fan of color coordinating for children. It makes it easier not only for the kids, but also the parents!  Get a big tote bag and coordinate towels, water bottles, toys, etc.  Have kids pack only what fits in the tote.  We also reminded them that if they wanted to bring back seashells there would have to be room. It was easy to unpack and pack again.  Don’t forget sunscreen and sunglasses!

Here are some great eco-friendly options for the beach:


Julie Seibert is a professional eco-organizer and the first organizer in the State of North Carolina to specialize in being green for home and office.  She was awarded the 2011 Winner of the National Association of Professional Organizers Los Angeles Green Award for Most Eco-Friendly Organizing Service. For more information visit her website HealingOrganization.com and follow her on Twitter & Facebook.