Time to carry flowers and picnic lunches in your favorite straw bag! And don’t forget your sun hat. They both have gotten a little droopy in winter storage. Here’s what to do…

Bring last year’s straw bag back to life by dusting it off and then coating it with hairspray (do this outdoors or in a well-ventilated room). We like to have our bags sit overnight before using. Your bag will take on a whole new shine. This trick also works on straw hats!

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