All of the driving to activities during the holiday season left its mark on my car. While my kids were tossing cereal at each other in the backseat as I drove down Central Expressway, I knew it was time to clean out the car. Again.
The good news is that now our family owns only one car! Since we no longer have a commute, we sold the other car, and it makes our life so much simpler. Only one car to insure, maintain, and of course, to clean. I could not be more thrilled! I have been waiting for this for so long.
With just one car to spiff up, it’s also time to restock. Instead of remembering to take a diaper bag with me when we go places, I leave a bag in the trunk all the time in case we need it. Here is what I keep in it:
- diapers and wipes
- pajamas for the kids
- extra shirt for me
- Band-aids, neosporin, and medicine
- Water bottles and snacks
- waterproof bag for wet stuff
In the front console of the car are more conveniences:
- change for parking
- hand sanitizer
The floor mats are shaken out, the crumbs are wiped away, and in a reckless move, I even took off the child car seat covers so they could be washed. (It was completely ambitious, because who really knows how to put them back on? It’s much harder than it should be.)