Creative Car Tips and Tricks

January 7, 2013 by 15 Comments

Last week I rented a car which lead to a major brainstorming session of Creative Car Tips and Tricks.  I love how these ideas help simplify time spent on the road!

1.  Did you know that every car control panel I’ve ever seen has an arrow pointing to the side that the gas gauge is on!?!  Smart, right!


2.  Sew an oilcloth bag with ties for toy storage in the backseat.

Ideas for Car Trips


 3.  Keep your keys organized by adding a coat of colored nail polish to each key.

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A Bubbly Life

4.  There are so many times when traveling with kids that I find myself in need of grocery sacks.  I love this DIY grocery sack storage solution…start saving those Wipe Containers!

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Infarrantly Creative

5.  Keep a storage bin with car trip essentials: first aid kit, duct tape, jumper cables, paper towels, baby wipes, sun block, bug repellent, water bottles, snacks, and phone charger.

Storage Bin for Car

Large Canvas Storage Bin

6.  Plastic cereal dispensers are a perfect trash can…a clean car is such a dream with three kids.

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Lots of other household tips!!!

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15 Responses to “Creative Car Tips and Tricks”
  1. Are you serious?!! I never knew that about the gas gauge arrow. Gotta go check out my car. :)

  2. sharlotte says:

    Thank you for posting this! You inspired me to clean out my car and make a first aid box with all the necessary items! I love all the other tips too!

  3. Jess says:

    Thanks for sharing these great tips! I just wanted to point out that many older cars and also some makes of foreign cars do not have the gas tank indicator (like my 98 Subaru Forester).

  4. Adam says:

    Like Jess said, a lot don’t have the indicator. Keeping a trash container in the car is something that I got from my grandparents, always a good idea.

  5. Kara says:

    Wow I love the trash can Idea! my grandmother has more than enough of those cereal dispensers,time to grab one for my car!

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