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10 Charleston life hacks

Pro tips every Charlestonian should know.

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What are your tips and tricks to living in the Holy City?

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A very important question about the Holy City has been discussed on Reddit: What is your Charleston life hack? Here are some of our favorite responses:

  • Rain boots in the trunk of the car.
  • Free parking downtown after 6 p.m. and Sunday.
  • Bring baby powder with you to the beach and put it on your feet when you leave to get all the sand off before you get in your car.
  • Stay within the channel markers.
  • Drive a car with decent ground clearance. Those flood puddles are no joke.
  • Learn the tides.
  • Don’t drive a white car or wear white clothes in spring or fall during lovebug season.
  • Gold pass. Must have.
  • If there is a parking spot right by the place you’re going to and a parking spot down the street in the shade, park in the shade.
  • Leave an hour and a half ahead of time to get anywhere on time.

Now it’s your turn. If you have the secret to success in Charleston, let us know here.