9 Car Organization Essentials to Make You Road-Trip Ready
If you're hesitant to hop on a plane right now, it might mean that it's time for a road trip instead! You and your fam need to pile into a car and take off on an adventure, kinda like Britney circa Crossroads. And even if you're just driving past city limits, you should still get the interior of your ride organized. How else will you keep snacks and electronics handy? These trunk organizers, roadside safety kits, and pet-friendly travel systems will save the day.
Feed Fend Car Back Seat Organizer ($17): It's like a purse organizer, but for your car! And this will fit in your rental, no sweat.
Stasher 15 oz. Pet Food Storage Bag ($12): Instead of hauling the entire bag of food to the lake, portion it out ahead of time. This travel-friendly pouch will keep all the kibble fresh — and from spilling all over your trunk.
IPELY Universal Car Vehicle Back Seat Headrest Hanger Holder Hook ($10): You can't place your purse or giant tote in the passenger seat when there's a co-pilot. Hang it behind the seat with this easy-to-install hook.
Da by Car Sun Visor Organizer ($17): Keep credit cards, glasses, phones, and other so-necessary items close at hand. This is the ideal solution for when the rest of the vehicle is packed to the brim and you can't keep your purse up front.
Organized Car Kit for Families on the Go: On long trips you want to be prepared for anything — even a potential emergency. Sunscreen, a fresh pair of undies, maybe some glitter, and a tooth brush. Pack for all the little eventualities with this handy compartmentalized caddy. (via Blue I Style)
Overland Dog Gear Travel Bag ($52): Traveling with four-legged companions requires just as much forethought as traveling with kids. This stow-and-go pack has got you covered. It even has room for some of Fido's fave toys.
Picnic at Ascot Folding Trunk Organizer ($60): The backseat and trunk can easily become a dumping ground for stuff. This organizer will help corral your things, and it even has a cooler compartment for snacks.
Stalwart Emergency Roadside Kit ($30): Last but not least, you should always have an emergency kit, especially when the nearest garage could be several hours away. Triple-A will only get you so far!
What are your road trip must-haves? Let us know @BritandCo!
This post has been updated.
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Getting the word out about your brand takes time, drive, and ingenuity. And it doesn't come easy for many entrepreneurs. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're chatting with Selfmade alum Taylor Morgan McPherson, founder of Sustainable Sparkle Bar, about ways in which she scored press as a solo startup brand and what she learned from Selfmade to take her brand marketing up a notch.
B + C: How did you know Sustainable Sparkle Bar was your business to start?
Glitter has always been my thing, so when I started my event company I decided to make it my niche. I started telling people I threw glitter-themed parties where people would get sparkled with glitter body art and makeup. Six months after that I applied to my first festival and to work with SUR restaurant in West Hollywood.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
I honestly can't say that I've had a specific strategy that I've followed when it comes to getting my business off the ground. I have a PR background so I was just constantly pitching new business and posting on social media.
B + C: What's the biggest challenge you face as a small business owner?
I would say creating a stable income and revenue stream. With a seasonal, event-based business it can be very up and down.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
The relationships I made and the push to start an email database.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I love what I do and I believe in myself 100%. Staying motivated isn't the hard part. Pushing myself to do the work and staying accountable is the hard part.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip? Do you use any apps that help you manage your business?
I keep multiple to-do lists, hand-written and digital. I also tell clients and partners that I will have something to them by a certain time or day so I have to stick to it.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Just do it, take the leap. And don't worry about what anyone else says to thinks.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Issa Rae, I'm so inspired by everything that she's created being a creative and a black woman. It's my dream to have my own show one day based on my life and where I give advice and talk about the world. She's doing it and making people laugh and giving people joy. And it's based in LA. Watching Insecure only further cemented my dreams of wanting to live in LA.
B + C: How did you hear about the Office Depot scholarship?
One of my friends that I met through Camp No Counselors saw an IG ad for it and nominated me.
B + C: What has receiving the scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start/grow your business?
It's completely helped me level up and take my business to another level. Selfmade helped me host my first virtual event and taught me how to set up my website to sell tickets to events and get RSVPs.
B + C: How have Office Depot services or products helped you accomplish more in your business?
I got new cards to send in all of my orders with my discount code on them. I also bought a really cool 4K camera that I now use for my social media.
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