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Packing Your Car the Smart Way

When it comes to packing your vehicle, do you need some assistance? It doesn’t matter if you're planning on going on a long road trip or just going away for the weekend, it will be important to properly and efficiently pack your vehicle. In doing so, you may find yourself saving time, space, and money. For tips on how to pack your car the smart way, keep reading.

Make a List

This tip may not seem fun, but it will be helpful. For example, if you make a list, then you are less likely to forget something important you may need. Also, by making a list of items you plan on taking, you can kind of mentally prepare for where you might place these items. You will also be able to judge whether or not you have room for certain pieces.

Pack Items Backwards

Think about this — what you pack first in the car should be the item that you use last. If you're packing something that you're going to need but might not use right away, then put it in the back. You don’t want the hassle of having to dig around and search, all the while making a mess and becoming disorganized.

Useful Items Only

This is easier said than done, but it will be important to only pack items that you plan on using. This tip rings specifically true for those in smaller vehicles, as you will have less room to use. However, there's no reason to have items you don’t need, as they'll only take up space and potentially waste your time by fiddling with them.

Use the Same Suitcase

You may feel the need to have separate suitcases from each passenger, but less is definitely more. For example, if there is room in a suitcase, then condense. You will be able to save space. You may also try using mesh bags or large zip-lock bags. These bags will reduce air, as well as help you become more organized.

Pack Safely

It’s very important to pack safely. You don’t want to pack too much into the vehicle and then not be able to see out of your rearview mirror. You may have a lot of items that need to be in the car with you, but your first priority should still be getting to your destination safely.


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