It seems like wrangling stuff for summer activities is even harder than grabbing everything needed before you leave for work and school.
A new survey asked people what summer essentials are most often left at home, and the most common responses were: Cellphones, water bottles and drinks, personal products like deodorant, body lotion, and makeup, and sunscreen.
Of those, only 20% would NOT go back for their phone, 30% would continue on without deodorant, lotion, or makeup, and 26% would risk a sunburn by not turning around to get their sunscreen.
It might depend where you’re going. You can’t just pick up a replacement phone, it’s just whether you REALLY need it. If you’re headed to a pool or a beach, you might be able to buy what you forgot nearby. But if you’re going camping or headed out on a lake, you might have to DO WITHOUT.
(Which is why it’s good that SWIMSUITS did not make the list. When you forget sunscreen, YOU suffer. But when you forget your swimsuit . . . and decide to go without . . . we ALL suffer.)