Our cars are an essential extension of our lives, and as such there are certain essentials that should live inside your car so that you’re never caught without. Obviously things like a spare tire and your car manual should be somewhere in your vehicle, but there are other things that make a smart modern woman’s car her own. Here’s our list of things every woman should store in her car:
- Chapstick. Have you ever been on a long drive when suddenly your lips start burning or feeling tight and there’s nothing you can do. It’s the single most annoying thing ever. Keep a tube of chapstick in your console at all times, and never ever take it out of your vehicle.
- A snack. I personally keep a jar of nuts in my glove compartment, but power bars, crackers, and other non-perishables work just as well. The goal here is to never be caught hungry and cranky on the road.
- A water bottle. You’ll need something to wash down the snack.
- An umbrella or raincoat. You never know when it’s going to rain, go ahead and stash one in your back seat for that unexpected storm.
- A blanket. This one is mainly to keep your passengers comfortable, but it also helps if you have leather seats that heat up in summer.
- Paper towels. God only knows how many times I’ve spilled something in my car. Paper towels will prevent any lasting damage from occurring.
- A trash bag. Seriously, you don’t need to be sitting in a pile of receipts, fast food wrappers, and who knows what else. Bag it up!
- Tissues. You never know when you’ll need to blow your nose.
- A pen and notebook. I’ve taken calls while sitting in my car and need to write something down – I was parked. Having a pen and paper on hand is crucial. (You don’t want to write your next appointment time in eyeliner.)
- Cell phone charger. Because if you get a flat tire and your phone is dead you can’t call AAA.
- Spare change. Keep at least a roll of quarters on hand for paying parking meters and tolls.
- Sunglasses. Don’t keep your designer pair in the car, but have a pair of plastic ray-bans or something similarly cheap that you can use in a pinch if the sunset or glare blinds you.
Is there anything you think should be added to the list? Let us know in the comments!