The following is a guest post on creating a car emergency kit from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode.
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.
How to Organize an Emergency Car Kit