One of my least favorite things about a road trip is the continual, never-ending mess. Drives me crazy. The kids can’t find anything, junk falls out every time we open a door, and I’m stuck buried under piles of “stuff”. Did I already mention that it drives me crazy ?
On our last vacation, I set some ground rules and used some tools to save my sanity:
–The kids were each allowed to have one bag of personal items for in the car. One. They packed things like toys, books, and magazines.
–To their individual bags, I contributed a large zipper bag labeled with his or her name for holding the snacks and packs of gum that were picked out to take along.
–I gave each child a folder for holding any papers, pamphlets, or menus they gathered on our travels. I don’t know about your kids, but mine tend to collect things like that.
–I packed a reusable grocery bag full of snacks, paper towels, and disposable cups (they’re great for distributing snacks in the car). My medicine bag sat on top, and the whole thing fit on the floor by my seat.
How do you control the clutter that piles up in the car? Share your ideas!
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