It’s the time of year when everyone heads to the beach. Someone may choose to pick up some shells or grab crabs as souvenirs from their day at the beach.
But we all agree that sand in our bathing suits is the last thing we want to bring home.
It can be a pain to get out. And I’m talking about the sand you can pad off. The tiny granules that seem to work their way into every layer of your suit.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried a few methods to get rid of this pesky sand, but nothing seems to work as well as you’d like.
Well, search no more! Here I find the best way to get sand out of a bathing suit: I’ll summarize it as four times rinse and one thorough washing.
So keep reading and learn how to get sand out of your bathing suit quickly and easily, so you can enjoy the rest of your summer worry-free!
How to Remove the Sand Out of Your Bathing Suit Thoroughly?
You may be confused by what are the three-time and two times. Well, here’s the deal:
First Rinse Off: Try to Remove the Bulk of Sand At the Beach
This will be a lot easier if you have a shower at the beach, but if not, just do your best to rinse off as much sand as you can.
This will prevent more sand from getting trapped in your suit as you head home and make the process much easier later.
Second Rinse: Rinse the Suits Under the Faucet When You Get Home
When you get home, you can cut a small slit in the inner layer (some swimsuits have a split lining that overlaps; check yours before doing this step).
Then rinse the suits under the faucet, turning them inside out so you can really get into all of the nooks and crannies where sand might be hiding.
Third Rinse: Soak Your Bathing Suit in Cold Water in The Sink
Once you’ve given them a good rinse, it’s time to let them soak. Fill your sink with cold water and add your suits.
Let them soak for a long time—If they were really covered in sand, it would sometimes take an hour or more to get all the sand out of their suits.
And you can find lots of sand moving through the suits and settling on the bottom of the sink after the soaking.
Rinse Under the Faucet Again
To prevent any sand from being trapped in your suit, rinse it under the faucet one last time before washing it.
Washing by Hand
The next step is to hand wash your suits. Machine washing will take a risk if there is still sand in your suits, and it will cause the washing machine to break down.
So, fill up your sink with cold water and add a little bit of gentle detergent. Swish your suits around for a few minutes, then let them soak for about 15 minutes.
After that, rinse them well and let them air dry.
And that’s it! By following these steps, you can be sure that all the sand will be out of your bathing suit.
Extra Tips for Removing the Sand Out of Bathing Suit
Here are some extra tips that might be helpful:
- If you’re at the beach and don’t have a shower, try using a hose to rinse off your suits.
- To prevent sand from getting trapped in your suit in the first place, wear a cover-up over your swimsuit.
- If you don’t have a sink big enough to soak your suits, try filling up a tub with cold water instead.
- You can also machine wash your suits, but make sure to put them in a mesh bag first and use the delicate cycle.
Sand is annoying, especially if you have children at the beach. But don’t worry, now you know how to easily get sand out of your bathing suit!
So the next time you come home from the beach, follow these steps, and your suits will be sand-free in no time. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
I hope this guide was helpful. If you have other tips or tricks on removing sand from bathing suits, please share them with us!