I am a self-proclaimed Pinterest junkie. I think I seriously have an addiction. But with over 11,000 pins on my boards (yes, really), I’ve definitely become more of a dreamer than a doer. With what little free time I’m slooowly starting to gain now that my toddler is a little more self-sufficient, I’m excited about trying my hand at some of the crazy pumpkin recipes, cleaning hacks or kids crafts I’ve pinned. So when I saw this fun, quick idea, I knew I could totally do it. AND YOU CAN TOO. For reals.
Have you seen this one before?
Pretty genius, huh? (Ok yes, you can see I pinned this a year ago but totally forgot about it until a similar pin showed up on my feed recently. Tell me you’ve been there too, right?) By the way – the blog that this pin originated from is apparently no longer up and running, but there are plenty of other similar ideas out there.
Here’s how you make it:
Step 1: Start with an empty wipes box.
Step 2: Fill it with stuff you may need at any given time, especially while traveling with your kiddos.
Step 3: Keep it in your car.
DONE. A totally do-able and necessary project! I was on it…
Here’s what I created!
Yes, my exterior decorating is totally lame. I hand wrote a label and stuck it on the lid. The end.
But it’s what’s inside that counts!
I was AMAZED at how many things could fit into this seemingly tiny box. It really did hold EVERYTHING I wanted to store in it, plus more.
Here’s what mine contains:
1. Foaming hand sanitizer (I use a travel-size version of this kind by Babyganics.)
2. Hand lotion (Aveda’s Hand Relief is my go-to.)
3. Flossers (in a travel pack by DenTek.)
4. Lip balm
5. Mini scissors
7. Baby wipes
8. Facial wipes
9. Blank note pad (for jotting things down, or for my son to color on)
11. Kids activities – crayons, stickers, balloon, Smart Links plastic toys (got in a kids meal way back in the day), travel bib
12. Kids snacks – fruit and grain bar, fruit snacks, raisins
13. Mini medicine kit – Tums, Advil, Ricola throat drops, Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment
14. Tampons and pantiliners
15. Cash ($20 bill and four quarters)
After I took this picture, I also added: hair ties, Zyrtec (I have crazy allergies), and a mini sunscreen stick.
I CANNOT believe how much stuff I was able to pack into this little container, and I feel SO MUCH better knowing it’s with me at all times. While I also carry a few of these things in my purse every day, it’s good to have the peace of mind knowing that these little extras are in the car in case I forget something or run out. I’ll also need to be sure to check it every month or so to re-stock items or switch out expired snacks.
If you’ve made a similar pack for your car, I’d love to hear about it!