There have been quite a few times when we’ve been out and needed something that we didn’t have with us in our van, so I wanted to fix that.
No before photos, because somehow, our van was actually pretty clean. It just needed a quick vacuum and some more organization.
We used to have 2 small reusable bags that held some extra diapers, wipes and emergency items, but we now have this fantastic bin:
Inside we have the following:
- 2 Towels (For big messes – usually made by our dog!)
- First Aid Kit
- Extra Swaddling Blanket
- Extra Clothes for the Kids
- 1 Bag of Emergency Gear
- 1 Bag of Toddler Entertainment, Water, Diapers & Wipes
- 1 Bin with Odds & Ends
This is what is in the wipes container:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Baby Powder
- Extra Grocery Bags (For dirty diapers or clothing)
- Toilet Seat Covers & Bathroom Tissue (You never know when you might need these!)
- Small Bag of Snacks
Here is what you can find inside the 2 small bags:
The bin sits nicely in the back of our van. I keep my reusable bags in a large bag and it hangs on a hook. Any time I keep them on the floor they fall out, so I like to hang them.
Our centre console just holds facial tissue (and some napkins underneath).
The only thing in our glove compartment is our car manual. I want to put an umbrella in there as well, but I couldn’t seem to find one today.
I also keep a few books for Elliott in the back pocket of one of the seats. These help to keep him occupied on longer road trips.
Oh, and just for fun, here’s me vacuuming the van before I organized it:
If you joined in on this spring cleaning task, how did you do? Please share your progress in the comments so we can all motivate and inspire one another!
Looking for all the tasks in this series? Click here.