We all like to make sure we have everything we might need when we take a trip, no matter how we travel. But we seem to pack even more when those trips are road trips. There are some things that you will need for a road trip that you just don’t need when you fly somewhere. You will definitely need an emergency kit, maybe some snacks, some water, and some space for you as well. The trunk is the perfect place to store things on a road trip. However, trunks only have so much space. That means you will need to know how to pack your trunk like a pro. This way, you can bring everything you will need.
Learning how to pack your trunk is essential for taking long road trips so that you can bring everything you need for the road and the trip.
Pack What You Need
The first step is to make sure you don’t overpack. But you also want to get a visual on what you’re bringing. Getting this visual will help you picture how to organize everything in your trunk. You can even organize everything outside of your trunk to see just how small you can make it. It is also important to double-check everything at this point. Make sure you have an emergency kit, first-aid, and all of the luggage. Don’t forget the chargers for your phones and devices.
All of the luggage is on the ground, right outside of your car. It is time to put the puzzle together. Organize the luggage in different patterns until you make it as small as possible. You will notice a few things that might not be necessary during this process. That is part of the goal. You should be able to pick out things that just won’t fit and determine what you can leave behind to make it fit. Start with the bigger pieces of luggage on the bottom and work your way up from there. Snacks, water, and the emergency kit should be on the very top within easy reach.
How to Pack Your Trunk
We will start with the biggest pieces of luggage. You want these items to be on the bottom and as close to the sides as possible. This will create a little space in the middle for smaller items. You may even have a couple of big pieces of luggage in the middle as well. That is fine, as long as you have created a border around the trunk with the biggest pieces of luggage. Begin to pile the smaller items on top of the larger items. Don’t be afraid to slide things around to make sure the smaller pieces fit. Lastly, place the things you might need at a moment’s notice on the top. The last thing you want to do is have to pull over and unpack the trunk for a bottle of water.
You’re almost done learning how to pack your trunk like a pro. The last thing to do would be to fill any empty spaces with the smallest luggage pieces you have. The goal is to make sure that your luggage doesn’t move around too much while you drive. Filling in the gaps is the only way to do that. Coolers make things a little difficult but not impossible. The important thing to remember about coolers is that you want to have easy access to them. Make sure you don’t put anything that can’t be easily moved on top of the cooler. You have now learned how to pack your trunk like the best of them for road trips. The last thing to remember may be the most important. Always drive safely and never drive distracted. Especially on long road trips.