Kids make car drives an adventure. But sometimes it can be difficult to keep the car clean and organized while also keeping them entertained. To help ease the stress of traveling with your little ones, our Orlando car parts team is sharing some useful tools and car packing hacks for your next journey! Are you ready? Here we go!
Nifty car packing tips for the DIY parent!
1. Car hooks or carabiner
If you don’t have a lot of room in your car, having car hooks or even attaching a carabiner to the clothes hook in your vehicle can do wonders for you! Use them to attach your grocery bags to keep produce safe, hang umbrellas, and much more. Feel free to get creative with this hack!
2. Empty to-go coffee cup
When you’re on the road with kids, runny noses and spills aren’t uncommon, but it seems we can never get to the tissue paper fast enough. Our Orlando Toyota parts team suggests you pack up your tissue paper in a to-go coffee cup with a lid and use the middle hole to pull them out! And it obviously fits perfectly in your cup holder, so it’s always within arms reach if the occasion arises.
3. Shower caps
You picked up the kids from soccer, and the car rugs are now full of dirt and mud again. Well, no longer! All you need is a few shower caps and your vehicle carpet cleaning nightmares will all be over. Ask the kiddos to take off their shoes and place them in the shower cap before getting in, and that’s that!
4. Glove compartment folder
As a parent, you naturally give up your glove compartment space for things like wet wipes and napkins — because you will probably need them at some point! But your glove box should also have important items, such as proof of insurance, car registration, owner’s manual, and emergency contact information. Keep them organized by placing them in a tabbed expandable folder.
5. Cereal container
When you have children, trash tends to accumulate quickly in the car. Snack bags and wrappers, dirty wet wipes, and other things end up in your cupholders and map pockets and can stay there forever! Luckily, cereal containers are about the size of a small trash bin, but they come with a nifty lid made for travel! Put a plastic bag inside, trap the edges with the lid, and voila! You now have a nifty, thrifty traveling garbage can!
6. Clear shoe organizer
If you have little ones that get easily bored on the road, you probably have toys and random activities under your car seat and around the car floor. Instead, our Orlando parts team suggests you attach a clear shoe organizer to your seat so that it hangs behind you. You can put coloring books, crayons, toys, and pretty much any other similarly sized item your child might want and need during your drive!
Check out the auto parts stores at our Orlando dealerships, too!
Are you looking for even more car hacks and nifty equipment to organize your vehicle? Our family of Orlando dealerships has affordable auto parts stores with loads of them. Stop by and see us!