What to Pack: Summer Bag Essentials

Whether you are heading to the pool, a ball game, or a park, you need a summer bag that is packed and ready to go. I bought a waterproof bag from IKEA years ago — and all I need to do is add a few items and the rest live there all summer for an easy grab and go as we make the most out of this sunshine!

Be sure to grab these items that are essential for every summer bag!


Summer Bag Essentials Graphic

Summer Bag Essentials:

  • Wallet & phone (inside a Ziplock bag)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spay
  • Swimwear
  • Towels
  • Chapstick
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Wet bag
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Snacks
  • Blanket
  • First aid kit

What are your summer bag essentials?

Be sure to grab your summer bag before you head out to the pool, beach, or these summer events!

Iowa City Area Summer Events Calendar 2021

Megan, an Iowa native from West Branch, shares her home with husband Cody, their three kids (Charlie-8 Gwen-6 & Ben-2) and 2 dogs (Dottie- lab-basset mix & Ham-all basset). When she is not smooching on them she is trying to change lives as a social worker, taking walks around their Iowa City neighborhood or cruising in Rita her minivan looking to score deals at local thrift stores. Check our her finds on her Instagram page @megthethriftingqueen.


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