Keep your car clean – it makes trips much more enjoyable
Keep your car maintained – check out the oil change, tires, air conditioner, fluid for the wipers, etc.
If you don’t already have one, consider a roadside assistance program
Have a container for those often needed items like bug spray, sun screen, wet wipes, antibacterial gel, tissues, a small first aid kit
Plan for the unexpected – have a container set up with jumper cables, a charger, a towel or blanket
Have a folder in your dash with your car’s registration and insurance cards
Put in a trash bag or container and empty it after each outing
For road trips, have a small cooler for drinks and snacks
For longer road trips, have a bright folder to carry all directions and reservations
For those longer trips, put in some audio or music CDs to make the trip more fun
Have a trunk organizer to contain a lot of the above items – try to secure items that are in the main part of the car – they can become dangerous if there is an accident
Now, enjoy that car trip. Look out the windows. Enjoy the company of who is traveling with you. Don’t worry. It’s summer and the livin’ is easy.
Jonda S. Beattie Professional Organizer