My Favorite Things : Car Edition
Back with another Favorite Things post!!! And this time I am sharing my favorite things that I have in my car that keep me organized or things I consider must haves. I went a while without a car when we were living in New York and it is so nice to have a car again.. especially with kids because I feel like its our home base. So here are my favorites…
What's in my center console?
Okay not going to lie the new mini vans have a very nice set up in the front seat .. I guess its hard to explain without seeing it but I love how it is set up. I have my center console where I keep stuff like my headphones, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and any cords. Then under the middle console there is a drawer that pulls out where I ALWAYS have the following things that I never take out.. 1. deodorant (because truly nothing is worse than arriving at the gym realizing “I forgot to put on deodorant!” haha) 2. sexy mother pucker lip gloss (my fav) 3. an eos balm 4. lotion 5. powder sunscreen for my face and hands. I find myself using these things all the time because I will forget to bring chapstick or forget to put on sunscreen or something!
I know this is kind of an obvious when if you have kids.. and I never thought the day would come when I was buying a CD case again haha.. it totally reminds me of high school with all my cd’s with songs I downloaded from Limewire ;). But we had so many dvd’s floating around I finally got one and it is so much easier.
My car has an outlet and two USB portals in the front seat but somehow I am still finding myself needing more USB ports?! Like when David and I are both wanting to charge our phone and our headphones on a road trip or something. Anyways, can never have too many USB ports right?
Car Sun Visor Organizer
I LOVE having this! I keep my pens, some cash in case I forget my wallet, any loose papers or receipts, and some post its. I absolutely hate having receipts floating around my car.
Car Essential Oil Diffuser
I got in someone’s car recently and it smelled like eucalyptus – it was amazing! She just had used some lotion or something but it had me wondering if there was anything for your car that could make it smell like that. Then I found this! It opens up and has these little absorbing pads and you can drop essential oils on the pads then you hook it on your air vent. And your car will smell amazing!!!! Especially so nice having something minty in the morning when I need to wakkkke up.
Car Seat Gap Filler
Totally saw these on shark tank and ordered them because I am always dropping stuff in between my seats!!! I thought this was so brilliant and I love having these.
Obsessed with these things for doing a quick clean in my car to get rid of the dust!
All Weather Car Mats
Lloyd Mats Store
I Just got these and I wish I would have gotten them when I first got my car. My sis in law’s have them and its so nice with kids because you don’t worry about spills and its so easy to clean stuff up. Especially with a. dog because Chauncey’s hair really sticks to our cloth mats.
In this I keep: change of clothes for both kids, diapers and wipes, Clorox wipes, swimsuits for both kids, and sunscreen. I think it is SO nice to have with kids because so often we are already out and then realize we want to go to the splash pad but we don’t want to drive all the way home. Or instances like that it is always nice to have back ups for the kids. Clorox wipes I use all the time in my car to clean up spilled smoothies or whatever it is.
Cell Phone Holder Kit
This is a must have!!!! It is a magnet that you stick wherever you want in your car – then you stick a magnet on the back of your phone and you can easily have your phone in front of you for directions without having to use any of those annoying clamps. Does that make sense?!! Going to show you this on insta stories.
Cup Holder Trash Can
You know when you have an empty cup in the car and you go around and pick up all the trash and put it in the cup? This is basically your “always empty cup” haha and it is actually so nice to have. We always have little pieces of trash like straw wrappers or stickers from the kids.
Emergency Escape Tool
I once read an article from a mom who told a story about her toddler playing in the car after she got picked up from school while she chatted with some mom friends just outside her car. The daughter somehow got tangled in the seatbelt and it was basically wrapped around her neck and choking her. The more she tried to get it off her the tighter it got. She frantically looked for scissors everywhere and was asking everyone at the school. They finally got some but she was urging all parents to keep scissors in their car in case of emergency. Since hearing that story I have heard of more just like it. Its weird because I would never think that could happen but that is why I so appreciate people sharing their stories so we can all be prepared. This tool will break windows and cut seat belts so it is really nice to have in your glove box.