If you are like me, you spend a lot of your time in the family vehicle, which makes it another location that can benefit from some organizational tips. We all know that we need to have the basics, like jumper cables, but it doesn't stop there.
In my van, I have our every day supplies (in the center console area), and our emergency supply
(in a small container in the back of the van).
Supplies to have on hand for every day uses:
Box of tissues
Hand Sanitizer (I have the 32 oz. bottle)
Straws (for when the fast food drive-thru forgets them)
Chargers for phones, and any other necessary electronics
Reusable shopping bags
Pen and paper
Music that everyone will enjoy
I also have our "Reward Bucket" in this area. My reward bucket is a small tin container that I keep stocked with small treats that will not melt in the heat of the car. I use these to encourage good behavior while running errands. My kids aren't as good with delayed gratification, so having it in the car seems to help.
Emergency Supply, kept in an enclosed container in the back area/trunk:
Snacks (for kids and adults)
Cash - in small bills
Wipes (you can never have enough!)
Diapers/Pull-ups (if appropriate for your family needs, and a large ziplock to dispose of them when used)
Paper/pen/crayons (in larger amounts than every day supply)
Emergency blanket (the emergency essentials type)
First aid kit
Roll of toilet paper
Small entertainment items (play dough, small toys, etc.)