If you’ve got a large family, you’ll know that spring holidays are as stressful as they are fun. And if you can’t relax for fear of forgetting bags – or not being able to fit them in your car in the first place, you’re kind of missing the point.
We’re going to let you in on a little secret – holidays don’t have to be hard. And once you’ve booked and organised your spring trip, although packing your car might seem like a roadblock, it really isn’t. it’s a hurdle, and here’s how you can volt over it, landing safely and stress-free on the other side:
Packing Your Car, the Proper Way
Take heed of these holiday tips to chip away at your coastal shelf of stress.
Spread the weight out
You’ll thank us when you confront your first hill. Pack your heaviest items into the boot first to disperse the weight as evenly as possible across all 4 wheels of the car.
Pack your bags logically
Stop for a second and think – when you get to the campsite, what will you need first – the beer cooler, or the tents? This answer depends on you, so we’ll leave it up to you to decide. Whichever you settle on, make sure it’s left at the back of the boot.
Don’t double pack
Free space is a commodity on road trips, and it’s bound to be in short supply. Speak with everyone else coming on your trip and make sure only the essentials get packed. Instead of each of you bringing a tube of toothpaste, assign the responsibility to just one. Just make sure they don’t forget it.
Fragile valuables? Protect them
Taking a laptop along to watch a movie at the camp? All it takes is one shifted tent pole and that plan is out the window. Keep your valuables protected during the trip with pillows or, if you want to save space, bubble wrap. It’s super cheap and will do a great job of absorbing any shock.
Use all the room possible
Here’s another one you’ll thank us for. If you don’t want to hear “are we there yet?” more times than the kilometres you’ve driven, use foot well and floor space to your advantage. Place your little one’s toys down there to circumvent any unending complaints of boredom.
Have an emergency snack pack
This isn’t necessarily just for break downs. If you think a holiday is a great idea, chances are everyone else will, too. Lots of travellers means lots of traffic, so don’t bet caught out. Keep a bag of snacks and drinks in your glove compartment to fill any empty stomachs.
Find a Self-Storage Company for the Return Leg
Congratulations – you’ve made it! Once you’ve come back from your trip, it’s time to load everything up into self-storage, ready and waiting for next year’s trip.
If you’re after a self-storage company in the North Beach area, we can help. Get in touch today for your free quote.