‘Genius’ beach hack that removes sand from your towels and toys – you might already have one at home

IF you have ever spent the day at the beach, you will know how annoying it is to pack all of your stuff away while it is covered in sand.

Once they get put in your car to go home, the mess it creates always leaves you finding grains of sand in the seats and your boot for days – if not weeks.

But fear messy bags and car trunks no more, as mother Shannon Doherty has come to the rescue, revealing the smart way to get rid of the tiny rocks before you even leave the beach.

In her TikTok video, the mum of four shows her unravelling a foldable laundry basket that contains small holes like netting in the sides.

Clearing up after spending time at the beach can get messy with sand sticking to all of your stuff especially towels
Clearing up after spending time at the beach can get messy with sand sticking to all of your stuff especially towels

Shannon then places everything she has placed on the beach from that day, including towels, bathing suits, toys and various other items.

And then the magic happens as she shakes the laundry basket with the loose sand coming out of the holes in the side, leaving her items free from mess and ready to be taken home without worry of finding sand in more than what you took to the beach.

The video has since been watched over 64,000 times with fellow beach lovers hailing her as a genius.

One commenter remarked: “Oh my god, what is it called? I need it.”

Meanwhile, another added: “Thank you, that was a great tip.”

And a third said: “Wow amazing idea.”

The best part is that many people will already have one of these laundry baskets in their home already.

If you don’t, they are relatively cheap and available at most supermarkets and home stores, with B&M selling a mesh laundry hamper for just £1 in the UK.

Meanwhile, for those in the US, you can pick a foldable basket up for $3.98 from Walmart to ensure your clothes remain free of sand.

Although a foldable basket would prove easier and smaller to carry, any laundry hamper will holes in the side will help you to get rid of the sand
Although a foldable basket would prove easier and smaller to carry, any laundry hamper will holes in the side will help you to get rid of the sand

But when you are clearing away your stuff and getting ready to head home, make sure you are not taking any rocks from the beach with you.

This is considered illegal in most countries including in UK and USA for environmental reasons.