5 Summer Essentials You Should Have in Your Car
This post is sponsored by Chevrolet Traverse.
School’s out for summer!!! I remember how excited I used to get when I was a kid about being out of school for summer. It meant sleeping in, no homework, staying up late, traveling, going to the pool and more! It’s a little different now that I’m a mom with six kids who are out of school for the summer. I’m gonna be looking for things for them to do. In fact, we already talked about going to the swimming pool, going to the waterpark, going camping and going to theme parks. So what are 5 Summer Essentials you should have in your car?
1 – Water. I’ve learned that you should always have water handy in your car. I usually try to have a case of water in our car. It comes in handy – whether it’s for drinking or cleaning up a spill.
2 – Snacks. I try to have a variety of snacks on hand in the car when driving around. Whether it’s bringing a reusable bag filled with snacks or storing some in the trunk, having snacks on hand is a great idea! If you’re going to store snacks, be sure they are ones that won’t melt. Granola bars and crackers are both great ideas and won’t make big messes either.
3 – Sunscreen. With six kids, you can imagine how much sunscreen it takes to prevent sunburns. I like to have both spray sunscreen and the kind you directly apply to the skin. I also like to have at least SPF 50. Better to be safe than sorry!
4 – Tablets or electronics (and chargers). It’s amazing how much our love to play tablet and electronic games in the car when we’re traveling. It keeps them busy and minimizes the number of fights that might happen on a long road trip. With electronics comes the need for chargers. I prefer to have one for each child and an inverter so they can all be plugged in when their charge is running low.
5 – Towels, Paper Towels and Plastic bags. One of our children experiences car sickness sometimes, so I’ve found it VERY important to have towels, paper towels and plastic bags in our cars. Towels can be used for going to the pool or beach, keeping the kids warm if you don’t have blankets and for cleaning up messes. The same goes for paper towels, except that you can throw those away. Plastic bags are great if your child does get sick because you can just toss them out.
A great vehicle to use when traveling with a family during the summer is the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. It has best-in-class maximum cargo space, seating for up to 8* (yes!) and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety.**
What items are Summer Essentials you have in your car?
*Standard on LS and 1LT. Available on 2LT. LTZ seats 7. Not available in Ebony/Saddle Up interior color.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).