Summer may be over, but this year, make sure you keep your beach coolers, insulated tote bags and collapsible cooler baskets handy throughout the fall and winter! Coolers are specifically designed in all shapes and sizes to help improve all areas of our lives. The benefits are endless! Read for more on how these previously disregarded coolers can simplify your life!
Always have it Handy
Leave your cooler in the trunk or back of your vehicle for storage and transport. You can use the cooler when grocery shopping all-year-long. This way you can store your frozen items or perishables such as meat while running other errands or if you get stuck in traffic! You can also use it for quick out-of-sight storage.
If you’ve got a small car, collapsible coolers are a fab out-of-sight, out-of-mind option. If you walk, bike or use public transit, take along insulated totes and a couple of gel ice packs (which are lighter than the rigid ones).
Stick to the Food Plan
It’s close to impossible to make healthy food choices in a food court or when you’re on-the-go. The only way to ensure that you fuel up according to your plan is by packing your lunch, snacks and drinks. Even if you work somewhere where there’s access to a fridge, it may be full or, worse yet, foul-smelling. Luckily, there are endless options when it comes to insulated lunch bags. Keeping your gourmet salads, smoothies, fruit and reusable water bottle cool has never been easier.
Stick to your Charming Ways
Some homes are designed specifically for endless hosting, with two fridges, a deep freezer full of ice, an ice maker and a wine fridge – or two. Even if your home doesn’t come with all those bells and whistles, you can DIY the bar so it’s welcoming, and super abundant. Hard coolers are ideal for this scenario. Use one for beer, another for non-alcoholic drinks, and keep one available for the hardcore bring-your-own-beverage types who always arrive with their specialty drinks. White wines, rosés and sparkling water can be placed in the fridge, or if you have room in the sink, make an ice bath for them so it’s easy for guests to serve themselves.
Pro Tip: Cleaning your beach coolers, thermal lunch bags and insulated shopping totes is easy. Rinse them out with water and, using a microfibre cloth, scrub their insides with baking soda. Rinse until all the grit and grime are gone, dry with a cloth, and then let them air dry. If you’re storing larger coolers in the basement, garage or in a storage locker, leave a small opened box of baking soda inside before closing the lid. This will help keep your cooler fresh-smelling for years to come.
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