DIY Car Emergency Kit

The following is a guest post on creating a car emergency kit from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode.

DIY Car Emergency Kit - organized essentials for your vehicle - I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

With the amount of time we spend in our cars, I decided it was time to finally put together an organized box with some essentials. There have been many a moments when we’ve played at the playground and one of the kids end up getting their knees scraped. During those moments, I wished I had a small first aid kit in the car. Do you keep an emergency kit in the car? As important it is to keep jumper cables and emergency car tools, it’s also helpful to keep a personal emergency car kit. Here are the items I organized and placed inside my car kit container.


Inside my small first aid kit, I filled it with some band-aids, antibiotic cream, antacid tablets, Tylenol, hand sanitizer, thermometer and cough drops. These all fit neatly inside the box.


A couple of water bottles and protein bars are for emergency hunger attacks!


For those with young children, I recommend keeping some diapers, wipes and an extra set of clothes. Kids are prone to spills and accidents so this will keep you prepared for them.


I also thought it would be a good idea to pack a flashlight, gum, sunscreen, blank cards and a blanket. We use the blanket during the cold months for longer car rides and outdoor soccer games. The blank cards come in handy when passing by a friend’s house and wanting to drop off a little impromptu note or realizing I forgot to bring a card to an event, like a birthday.


Everything fits nice and snug inside this simple plastic container. When making a car kit, place items that are important to you. If your child has allergies, an Epi-pen or Benedryl would be must-haves. An extra umbrella, tote bag and soccer ball are some other miscellaneous items that are usually in our trunk.

Do you have a car kit? What do you keep inside of it?


Yuni is married to her high school sweetheart and is a stay at home mom to three precious miracles. She is passionate about Jesus and loves creating a home with purpose. You can find her at Love Your Abode where she shares her love for DIY, organizing, cooking, and interior design. She loves gathering, feeding, and celebrating people. 

Related post:
How to Organize an Emergency Car Kit

Filed under: Guest Bloggers, Travel/Auto Organization, Yuni


7 Responses to DIY Car Emergency Kit

  1. 1
    Nicola says

    Hi great post but just consider the temperature that the inside of your car can get up to .most medicines need to be stored between 15-25C otherwise they can degrade. This is especially important for things like epipens

    • 1.1
      yuni says

      You’re absolutely right, Nicola. Thank you so much for adding that!

    • 1.2
      Cara says

      Wow that’s very smart to add that but I think this pin was to explain what you might need in the car saying that you might use it long car trip

  2. 2
    Patty Kirby says

    Be mindful also of the water in a plastic bottle. This water expires after 6 months. Please consider stocking enough water at home and in your cars of BLUE CAN EMERGENCY WATER. Pure water in a 12 oz aluminum can that is safe even in extreme heat with a 50-Year Shelf Life. (Careful not to freeze though). Please check out website:

  3. 3
    Lois says

    Same with water… we live in FL and we are told never drink from bottled water left in a hot car..

  4. 4
    Janet says

    I love the idea of keeping blank cards in the car. I’m lucky to find a scrap of paper if I want to leave a note!


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