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Are you itching to travel after months of lockdown? Even if the situation in your country is under control, you might still want to skip planes and other public transportation to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Luckily, you can turn to your personal vehicle and organize a nice road trip that will satisfy your need for travel. However, to stay safe and comfortable on the road, here are a few easy hacks to keep your car clean mile after mile. 

Bring a trash can

Your priority is definitely having a working car during your trip, but you also want to keep it clean and trash-free even after drive-through stops. And what’s the best way to ensure cleanliness? A trash can! While you can’t opt for anything too big, you can grab a plastic cereal container with a lid, line it with a plastic bag and that’s it. You’ll have and airtight and spill-free travel trash can perfect for food wrappers, used masks, wet wipes and other garbage you don’t want to touch. 


Grab a caddy for organizing

If you and your passengers can’t go without snack, drinks and games, expect to have a lot of things lying around your car. To prevent this mess, get a dime-store shower caddy and use it for storing everything from sandwiches and soda cans to drawing supplies for kids. If your backseat passengers get demanding, you can provide them with their own sorting system in the form of a shoe organizer hanging from the front seat. These are perfect for storing toys, snacks and bottles. 

Pack some cleaning supplies

It’s a great idea to clean your car a little during stops. You can remove crumbs from the seats, wipe down spills and dust, remove those stale fast-food smells and even keep the virus away with proper wet wipes. Also, don’t forget to keep your car clean from the outside—this is crucial for safety and car durability. Grab a few handy Undrdog Surface Products and give your car a quick rub down. A proper soap and cleaning pad will take up minimal space yet allow you to quickly and efficiently remove dust, mud, water stains and other dirt from your car’s exterior. 


Protect your seats

If you know there will be spills and crumbs all over the seats, protect them with fitted sheets. Grab a big sheet with an elastic rim and throw over the back seat. And don’t worry about buckling up or installing your child’s seat—make a small hole for the seatbelt or freely install the safety seat over the sheet. When your road trip is over, just throw the sheet in the washer. 

Line your cup holders

Are you sick of dirty cup holders? These are notoriously hard to clean, so it’s better to prevent your cup holder from filling up with crumbs, dust and other dirt. How to do this? Grab a few cupcake wrappers to line your cup holders and just throw them out when they get gunky. 


Keep the change in check

Do you always have loose change floating around your car but never seem to be able to find any when you need it? Solve this problem with a candy tube! Fill the tube with change and keep it in your glove compartment. This way, you’ll always have change ready for tolls. 

Don’t worry about taking your dog

Are you unsure about taking your dog on your road trip in fear of ruining your backseat? Well, invest in a doggy hammock that installs all over the back seats. This thing will allow your dog to be safe and comfortable and your seats will be fur-free. 


Road trips don’t have to be messy and leave your car in a horrible condition. If you adopt these cleaning tips, you’ll have a smooth, safe and hygienic road tip! 

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All You Need To Know About Road Trip Safety

Road trips make for the best vacations and the ones that you get the most family memories from. They are also somewhat complicated to organize, especially if you’re traveling with kids and going on long stretches where you can’t get assistance on the road.

As is the case with most safety issues, the key is to predict what the problems might be and to prepare for them beforehand. This means that you may need to spend a bit more, but it will buy you peace of mind.

General checkup

The first thing to do is to make sure your car can withstand a long trip. That’s best done by driving to a mechanic and going for a general checkup. It’s a more expensive way to take care of cars but once you’ve done so, you’ll be able to notice a problem before it can actually cause some damage and more importantly, it won’t happen on the road. 

At the same time, you should do these checkups on a regular basis regardless of whether you’re going on a trip. When this is the case, it might not even be necessary to stop at the mechanic before you take the road trip.


A good night’s sleep

Regardless of how good of a driver you are, you’re not at your best when you’re driving tired. That’s why you should plan your trip so that it starts in the morning after you’ve had a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast. 

It’s also recommended that you take breaks during the trip. It depends on where you’re going and how good of a driver you are but you should make a quick stop every four hours or so. This will keep you alert for the whole trip.

Losing your keys

One of the most annoying and easily solvable problems you could come up against is to lose your keys while you’re on the road. If you’re making a lot of stops, carrying a lot of stuff and spend some time in the local motels and gas stations, you get the idea of how it can happen.

It’s best to be prepared for this scenario and get some cheap car keys to keep on your person at all times. These keys don’t have to be able to unlock your doors remotely or do anything else but get you into the car and get it started when you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere with no keys.


Gear up

There are a few things you need to bring along just in case and it’s best to have them all in one place. This will also help you find the items faster when you need them. There’s a lot of debate on what you need to have with you, but these are the essentials:

-You’ll need some water even though you could buy some along the way
-Make sure you have warm blankets especially if you drive at nigh
-A flashlight should be a part of your standard car gear
-The same goes for jumper cables and road flares in case something happens
-You should have all the tools needed to change a tire
- Make sure your phone is charged and that you have an extra battery on you
-A car needs to have a first aid kit and you need to know how to use it.


If you want to make sure you have a fun and memorable road trip, you should prepare for it and keep your family safe on the road. It will save you a lot of money and trouble in the long run.

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