Are you planning a road trip soon and want to have it go as smoothly as possible? Below are some awesome road trip hacks to make traveling a breeze and save you time and money along the way! From packing, to what to bring to save the day, the hacks are all listed below.
Simple Tips and Tricks for Traveling
Pill Compartment: Ever see those pill compartments that say Monday through Sunday so you can keep track of if your took your medicine or not? Use one of those to store small items like your jewelry. It will keep it protected, and you won't lose it in your suitcase.
Packing Shoes: If you are packing shoes, consider putting them in plastic grocery bags. This will help to keep any dirt or grime from getting on your clothes.
Bag for Dirty Clothes: Make sure to pack some sacks to toss in dirty clothes in. That way you don't mix dirty clothes with your clean stuff in your luggage. You can use a reusable grocery bag or even a plastic one.
Emergency Kit: Be sure to pack some medicines in case someone doesn't feel well. Include headache/pain relief medicine, stuff for upset tummy and diarrhea, as well as some first aid supplies like adhesive bandages. Store it all in a sandwich bag and put it under the seat in your car. That way if you need something, you have it handy. Plastic trash bags are good to take as well, in case someone is sick or gets car sick.
Drop a Pin: If you are in an unfamiliar and big city, drop a pin on your map app on phone to help you to remember where you parked, and not get lost.
Traffic Jams: If you find yourself stuck in traffic, look for semi's and see which lane they are in. They have radios and tend to be in the best lane that moves the fastest. However, if you are coming up on your exit, then sit tight and don't change lanes.
Snacks: Grab a bin or caddy at your dollar store and use it to store snacks. You can divide your favorite crackers and cookies into single serve amounts and store them in sandwich bags. Then when someone is hungry just hand them the bin to pick out a snack. It will save tons of money on getting food at gas stations and you can snack whenever you want on the go.
Sippy Cup on Leash: If you travel with little kids, you might feel like you are always chasing down sippy cups. Buy a cheap dog leash and hook the sippy cup on. That way if your child tosses their cup, the leash is attached to the car seat, and you can pull it up.
Cookie Tray Table: If you have little kids with you, bring old cookie sheets with you. They can use them as a little table to sit on their laps where they can color, write, or play with toys. If the cookie sheet has sides, this is great to keep crayons from rolling out of reach.
Shower Caddy for Meals: When you stop for meals along the way, use shower caddies to put each meal in. Works great for a hamburger, fries and a drink. You can set it up and hand it to the kids in back so you have less worry about a spill and crumbs all over.
Shoe Organizer for Toys: Have you ever seen those clear plastic shoe organizers that can hang on the back of a door? Well, use one of these to hang off the back side of the driver or passenger seat to store kids toys, cups, and more in it. Then, they can see the toys they have to play with, keep them organized, and you can easily reach them.
New Toys for Kids: If you are traveling with children, hit up your local dollar store for cheap toys. Dolls, action figures, coloring pads, are all great items. It will be something new to keep them entertained.