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How to Pack Your Essential Belongings For a Road Trip


One of the most difficult parts about a long road trip is preparing to pack your car to fit everything you need throughout your journey.

Whether you’re headed to Colorado to visit ThriveMD or driving to Florida for a Disney World vacation, a major benefit to driving is that you can bring more luggage and personal items for the journey without worrying about baggage weight or the cost of extra items – unfortunately, it is easy for vehicles to become cluttered with luggage, which can make the overall experience of a road trip fairly unenjoyable.

If you have a long road trip coming up, here are a few ways to make packing your car easier for the long journey ahead.

Only Bring Essentials


When packing for a road trip, try to plan out as much of your trip as possible so you will have a better idea of what you will need to bring.

Try to make a to list (or several) of items you need to pack or purchase upon arriving at your destination or along the way. Once you know exactly what to pack, you can begin the process of doing so efficiently and working to save space.

Space Bags:

Although most items are typically packed in a large suitcase or bag, some items might be better stored in space bags, which vacuum seal your belongings into a space saving bag which will allow them to be easily stored within a tighter space.

Store by Category

If you are traveling with your family or a larger group, one of the best ways to keep items organized (especially ones that will be used in common spaces or by multiple members of the group) is by organizing items by category in a bigger storage container like a plastic bin.

This is a great option for items like cookware, food, shared toys, and more.

Use *All* Possible Space

When space is limited inside of a vehicle, it’s necessary to use absolutely all space possible for storage, which might require you to get creative.

Storing things under seats, in lieu of removed seats, or in over the seat storage devices can all be major space savers.

Packing for a road trip can be stressful – use these tips to help pack your car to make your journey and vacation experience as simple and enjoyable as possible.

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