10 Ways To Use Your Tote Bags This Summer 2018

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Spring decided to ditch this year and summer's at our doorstep!

Time for those late summer nights, popsicles by the pool, lighting sparklers and watching fireworks on the Fourth of July, sizzling BBQ on the grill, checking out books at the library, camping under the stars, fishing at the lake, building sandcastles on the beach, taking road trips to amusement parks, the list goes on and on! 

With all these adventures and activities going on this summer, you'll need the perfect accessory - A HANDY TOTE BAG -  specifically a Modern Rosie Tote Bag! 

But seriously, tote bags are awesome! You can take them anywhere, use them for anything, REUSE them for anything, and still look tote-ally stylish and fashion-forward while doing it. Plus, according to this article by the New York Post yes, people are judging how cool you are by your tote bag...I mean as superficial as that sounds, its one reason businesses give away those cheap tote bags with their logos on them, the ones that you get so excited about and then end up using as reusable shopping bags? Its because those tote bags are a great marketing tool! People really do look at your tote bag! 

So now that I've got you questioning your tote bag reputation, I've come up with a couple of reasons you'll want to be seen with one of our Modern Rosie Tote Bags!

Here's 10 Ways You Can Use A Modern Rosie Tote Bag This Summer...

Use #1 - Beach Ready

I'm surprised I even have to say this, but you should always have a handy tote for the beach. And no, I'm not talking about the gross one your kids use for their sandy toys and exploding sunscreen. I'm talking about your own personal "just for mommy" tote bag. 

Tote Bag Packing List: 

  • A yummy snack to sneak while the kids are distracted
  • That book you said you were going to read
  • Your fancy "Just for Mommy" sunscreen/suntan lotion
  • Sunglasses and Floppy hat
  • Portable Speaker 
  • Modern Rosie Beach Towel
  • Lip Balm
  • Modern Rosie Travel Mug
  • Travel Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash
  • Extra Pair of Clothes

Use #2 - When Does School Start Again?

With the kids out of school, they will demand entertainment! Whether you're herding them to the library, or running late to summer day camp, you'll need a good tote to tag along. 

Tote Bag Packing List:

Use #3 - Road Trips & Summer Vacays

Road trips and summer vacays can be a stressful time. Sure, they can be expensive and you might have a breakdown or two, but you and your family will always remember the good times. Like playing road trip games together or taking a picture in front of the World's Largest Ball of Twine (yes, it's a real thing.) 

Tote Bag Packing List:

  • Yummy Snacks/Drinks
  • DVD's - I guess there's one reason these are still around
  • Sunglasses
  • Modern Rosie Throw Blanket
  • Phone Charger 
  • Wallet/Tickets
  • Headphones
  • Baby Wipes/Paper Towels (You never know when you need these!) 
  • Dramamine, allergy medication, and a first aid kit
  • Dog Leashes/Portable bowl/Treats 
  • Last, but certainly not least, a good playlist 

Use #4 - Sitting Poolside

After what seemed like a long winter, its time to sit back, soak in that vitamin D, and chill by the pool. And if your not lucky enough to have a pool of your own, time to hit the community pool - kids splashing and lifeguards yelling. That means you'll have to tote around some things with you...

Tote Bag Packing List:

  • Yummy snacks/drinks (notice this is always first on the list?)
  • Modern Rosie Carry Pouch for snack money
  • Modern Rosie Travel Mug
  • Towels 
  • Sunscreen/Suntan Lotion
  • Sunglasses 
  • Pool Toys/Goggles/Floaties
  • Pair of Extra Clothes 
  • Travel Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash 

Use #5 - Picnics at the Park

If you're lucky enough to live in a state where you actually get summer breezes (rare moments in South Texas) pack up your tote and head to the park for a fun picnic. Whether its a romantic date or a family activity, you'll want a nice tote to bring all your picnic essentials...

Tote Bag Packing List:

  • Yummy snacks/lunch 
  • Modern Rosie Travel Mug - But seriously, just take this everywhere...
  • Bottle/Wine Opener 
  • Eating Utensils/Plates
  • Paper Towels/Wet Wipes
  • Trash bag
  • Modern Rosie Throw Blanket
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sunscreen/Suntan lotion 
  • First Aid kit with band-aids (accidents happen) 
  • A good book
  • Dog Leashes/Portable bowl/Treats/Tennis Ball

Use #6 - Camping (or Glamping

If you're one those people that like sleeping on the ground and swatting bugs away from your face, tote bags can be really useful for camping. Really, I wish I could be one of those outdoorsy types, but body literally refuses! Long story, short: I've got too many allergies, and the ONE time I actually went camping - I woke up with both eyes swollen shut. So glamping is where it's at! But, whether you're going camping, or in my case, glamping, a tote bag is a good thing to carry. 

Tote Bag Packing List:

  • Yummy snacks/drinks - don't forget the s'mores! 
  • Eating Utensils
  • Modern Rosie Travel Mug 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bug Spray 
  • Sunscreen/Suntan Lotion
  • Sunglasses  
  • Flashlight

Use #7 - Move em' Out

Summer is moving season. Kids are out of school, and its time to pack em' up and move it on out. If you're PCS-ing across the country, or moving to the next town, I'll say again - you gotta have that tote! 

Tote Bag Packing List:

  • Yummy snacks/drinks
  • Modern Rosie Travel Mug
  • First Aid Kit
  • Family Documents - pet vaccines, military orders, moving papers, etc. 
  • Dog and Cat Food/Leashes/Portable bowl/Treats
  • Phone Charger
  • Overnight Essentials 

Use #8 - I work out

Or at least, sometimes I do...whether you're the working out type, or you just ran out of time to shed those winter layers, its time to hit the gym and we've got the perfect tote bag to carry all your gym equipment! 

Tote Bag Packing List:

  • Yummy AND Healthy Snacks/Drinks 
  • Sweat Towel
  • Modern Rosie Carry Pouch - to hold your jewelry
  • Headphones
  • Extra clothes/Shampoo and Conditioner/ Deodorant 
  • Shower flip flops 
  • Yoga Mat
  • Locker Lock 
  • Extra hair ties/hairbands 

Use #9 - Farmer's Market

I love farmer's market. Peaches, watermelons, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and more! Man, I love me some fresh, summer fruit! And using a tote bag at the farmer's market is the way to go - a stylish and efficient way to carry your summer's fruits and veggies!

Tote Bag Packing List:





Use #10 - Adulting

Kids are out for the summer and you still have to work? Who really needs the break here, am I right? But *sigh* someone's gotta bring home the bacon, which means you have to adult. Woohoo! So if you're like me, I like to use my tote to bring a million things to work with me! Just call me Mary Poppins! 

Tote Bag Packing List:

  • Yummy Snacks/Lunch
  • Modern Rosie Travel Mug - Do you understand you will need multiple mugs? 
  • Breath Mints/Gum/ Floss - very important to have these! 
  • Headache medication - Hey, some days are tougher than others!
  • Phone Charger
  • Hair tyes/bobby pins 
  • Safety pins - for wardrobe malfunctions!
  • Planner

Do you have other uses for your tote bags? We want to hear about them! Comment below and share! 

Sincerely, A Modern Rosie. 


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