I have this weird reoccurring dream that I’m driving through a desert like setting at night and my car breaks down. Don’t ask me why! I don’t think there are any desert-like roads in New Jersey but for some reason I still think my nightmare is relevant – Hahaa! That nightmare is the reason I always keep a few necessities in the car at all times. Remember those $.97 storage boxes I told you about last week in my Organizing on a Budget #4? Well that’s what I’ve used to put my kit together.
My kit includes:
– Toilet paper, because you never know when you’ll have to go. I know this all too well. But that’s another story!
-Small first-aid kit
-Bottle of ibprofen
-Pack of Wet Ones wipes that are on sale this week at Target for $1, by the way.
-Small bottles of shampoo & conditioner
-A mini lint roller. I don’t know why, but I never notice that I need a lint roller until I’m in natural light (like when I’m sitting in the car), so I added a mini lint roller to my purse and to the car kit.
-A little pack of tissues
-A small bar of soap that I stole from Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City 🙂
– Swiss army knife (w/ a wine bottle opener!)
-And matches, in case I really do get stranded in the desert and need to start a fire to stay warm in the freezing cold nights to keep away the dangerous animals and desert scorpions that are all out to attack me! (Alarm clock goes off)… Oh, just a dream.
So the whole kit was under $10 to put together and I think it’s well worth it because you never know when you’ll need some of this stuff. Some things I might add is maybe a couple bottles of water. Maybe a couple small bags of snacks or nut bars that won’t melt or get gooey if left in the hot trunk. Super easy to customize and actually pretty fun to think of all the scenerios when you might need this.
Happy hump day!
This is such a great idea! I’m definitely going to have to do this…especially with our unpredictable Midwest weather.
I would suggest putting the liquid things in small plastic baggies separately. In a hot car or even elevation those can explode or run and ruin all of your stuff. I might add emergency phone numbers written out in case your phone dies and you -like me- don’t memorize numbers anymore when we just push their name to call.
You could also add some plastic grocery bags & a trash bag to that. I went on a school field trip with one of my kids & there wasn’t a garbage bin for trash. I luckily had a 33 gallon bag in my car for an emergency. Also, some of this could be picked up at a dollar store (dollar tree or everything’s a dollar).
******sorry I am just now posting this, however I just found this site last night ;);) you have an awesome blog!!!
That’s a great idea. I never thought of adding a garbage bag! Thanks.
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I’m still in my organizing mode and am using the web for some inspiration. One blog that I found that I enjoy reading is Coordinate Kate. I absolutely love this particular idea! I hope that Kate will not mind me “Reblogging” her post. This is also a great gift idea! It has nothing to do with me organizing the crap out of our apartment (literally…well not literal crap because that would be gross! but crap as in junk). Thanks anyhow to Kate for her great posts! I’m thinking I might attempt to persuade her to make a guest post about organizing!
And how about a small fleece blanket… especially in the desert nighttime can be freezing!!