These Life Hacks Will Get You Through This Disgustingly Hot Summer. Some of these can work for more than what is pictured. For example, the Vodka bottle. You could more than likely use that trick with any other beverage.
Use old towels to make this huge beach blanket. Add a vinyl tablecloth to the back: blocks sand, doubles as tablecloth. Road trip must-have. To be able to machine wash the blanket, I would use Velcro to attach the tablecloth to the towel/blanket.