Gas prices are lower and car summer road trips are being planned before the fourth of July holiday.
Don’t forget these items in your car:
- Find around the house those plastic zippered bags new linens, blankets or comforters come in. They smash easily and hold a many items. Plus they take very little room in the trunk of the car. Add the following:
ü Universal car jumper cables
ü A first aid kit
ü Flashlight with batteries and bring extra
ü Insect spray
ü Toilet paper and wet wipes
ü Smart phone with car charger
ü Download the WAZE traffic update app it is free for GPS and traffic and construction conditions on the road. Can give directions to re-route you if necessary.
ü If traveling with pets – bring a gallon of water jug in the car not the trunk, because the heat from outside temperatures allow the chemicals in the plastic bottle to leech into the water (not good).
ü Map out where you are going for potty stops, exercise the animals and site seeing. Consider Roadtrippers app it’s free. Or Rouadside America $3 for app points you to offbeat areas of America to view.
ü Never ending radio – TuneIn Radio app free give you local and global stations to listen to.
ü Gas station finder: GasBuddy app free.
ü And of course important documents: car registration, updated license plates and drivers license, updated auto insurance and if you have a paid membership in roadside assistance, bring your updated card.
ü Lastly, a small cooler for keeping food/drinks cold and several grocery store plastic bags for trash with possible roll of paper towels.
BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!
Rita Woll, Move Manager and Professional Organizer