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The Art of Packing Your Trunk

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Are you headed over the river and through the woods to grandma's house this holiday season? Knowing where to start when packing for a road trip takes a lot of work. You've got clothes and toiletries to pack, plus snacks and other essentials. That's why it's crucial to think about how you will organize everything before throwing things into your trunk. I've found some tricks of the trade that help me get more stuff in my car when I travel!

Pack strategically in layers.

You can maximize space in your trunk by strategically packing in layers.

First, pack heavier items on the bottom and lighter ones on top (this will prevent your things from being crushed).


Second, use smaller plastic bags within your bags, so you don’t have to dig through your stuff to find anything. I’ll usually put an entire outfit in a plastic bag for kids, so I don’t have to shuffle around looking for matching items. You can do this with other things in the same category, such as makeup or face washing. This way, you won't be forced to take out all the clothes and other things just to get one item out. 


Thirdly, try using small containers; they work exceptionally well for toiletries because they stack nicely and keep everything contained within a small space (you'll have less chance of spilling something).

Line the sides of your trunk with things you won't need to access during your trip.

Before you fill-up the trunk, line it with anything that won’t need to be accessed during the trip. This includes spare blankets and pillows, a cooler for food and drinks, and even tools like jumper cables or tire irons.


If there are any items that you do need in an emergency but want to keep out of sight (like a first aid kit), put them on top of your spare tire.


Finally, if there are still gaps between packed boxes after these steps have been completed, consider placing smaller items under seats or in door pockets where they won’t be seen.

Use extra space in your car for whatever you need during the trip. 

Road trips are made easier when everything you need for the trip is within reach–so one of the best tips for packing your trunk is to put things in your car! You can grab bins at your local dollar store or discount store to create a road-trip kit for your kids (or yourself). Include drinks, snacks, activities, and wet wipes. 

Come see us at Premier Auto Services before you head out!

When you pack your trunk the right way, you'll be ready for anything. You'll have everything you need in one place, and you can find things quickly. You'll also be able to fit more in your trunk!


What else makes travel easier? A working car! Come visit us at Premier Auto Service Center to begin your preventive maintenance routine and ensure your vehicle is safe to drive. Please call Premier Auto Service Center in 2022, we work with tons of vehicles.Schedule an appointment with us today, and we will make sure your day trip is stress-free!


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