Ah, the glory days of summer. At the time of this writing, they are just around the corner. Now is the time to start getting ready. Make sure you have all the necessary supplies including flip-flops, tank tops, a swimsuit, and a brand-new pair of designer shades from Olympic Eyewear.
As long as we’re talking sunglasses, now is a good time to figure out how you’re going to keep track of your shades this summer. You are the kind of person who buys new sunglasses every year because you can’t seem to stop yourself from losing the pair you have. Well, you can relax. This post is for you.
Below are some surefire ways to not lose your sunglasses. A few of the suggestions might seem extreme, but you do what you have to do, right?
Get a Neck Strap
The easiest thing you can do is get a neck strap. You attach the strap to your glasses, put it around your neck, and voilà! You always know where your sunglasses are because they are hanging off the back of your neck.
Yes, neck straps used to be known as granny straps. But times have changed. You can now buy more millennial-like straps with a thicker diameter and bright, fluorescent colors. The right kind of neck strap can make you look like a hot Malibu lifeguard with very little effort. Just make sure the rest of your body matches that image.
Don’t Take Them Off – Ever
Another guaranteed way to not lose your sunglasses is to never take them off. That’s right, make your aviators or cat eyes a permanent part of your person. You cannot lose them if they never leave your face. If you still lose them, you have bigger problems.
Put an Alarm on Your Phone
Okay, so maybe never taking your sunglasses off is impractical. If you insist you cannot learn to live with a pair of shades permanently stuck your face, you do have a smartphone. Use it to your advantage. Program your phone with an alarm that rings every 60 minutes or so. This will remind you to look around to make sure your sunglasses are still in sight.
Enhance your alarm with custom sounds if your phone allows it. Perhaps you could download Corey Hart’s Sunglasses at Night and use it as the alarm sound. Of course, that may cause unpleasant flashbacks from the 1980s, but that’s the price you pay for keeping track of your shades.
Have Mom Follow You Around
When you were young, your mother’s life was defined by following you around to make sure you had everything you needed to be happy, safe, and comfortable. She is the ideal candidate to nag you to death about your sunglasses. Invite her to start following you around again.
Of course, you’ll have to be willing to pay. She has got better things to do than keeping track of you as an adult, so you are going to have to make it worth her while. Perhaps a nice weekly salary and free help with her social media accounts would do the trick.
All kidding aside, sunglasses can be hard to keep track of. It’s a good thing they are so affordable. You can find a good pair of designer shades for less than $50 if you know where to look. You can even buy off-brands for less than $25. If you lose a pair, it’s not the end of the world. Still, this post has given you some suggestions for how to not lose your shades this summer. Hopefully they’ll work for you.