Let’s ramble a little on the subject of some stuff I like to store in my Suburban. My husband likes to tease me about my “Suburban stuff”.
Nevertheless, there are certain items that are very handy to just “HAVE” in my vehicle. One of my friends taught me this trick. Years ago, we had a joke about it. We were sure if there was something we needed she most likely had it in her van. 🙂 When you’re a mama, you soon find that the less your mind has to juggle and remember all at one time, at any given time, the better. THUS, anything that can be organized or stocked ahead of time helps out.
So, store in Suburban, I do.
I have this farmer husband. He gets hungry. Packed lunches aren’t his top pick, though he takes them often enough. I deliver meals to the field and realized one day that storing salt in the Suburban would be handy-dandy for my farmer who likes salt. I was very delighted when I ended up with a couple of these small salt containers.
Along with salt, my man likes toothpicks, so in they went too. My lame brain does well to remember the meal and tea and silverware, let alone salt and toothpicks.
Hand sanitizer and fingernail clippers. When waiting on the tractor at the edge of the field, these minutes offer an opportune time to clip my nails. Or, if we’re out and about and any person in the family has a fingernail-clipping-needed-moment, voilà!
I have a 31 bag with my sunglasses and one or two books and my coupon organizer and anything else I want in there for the time being.
I have a small first-aid kit under one seat. I like to keep a couple of throw blankets in the back seat. Our Suburban has a great air conditioner in the back and it’s not too unusual for the backseat passengers to get chilly.
I try to keep an insulated reusable grocery bag or two under the seat as well.
I have a small trashcan on the back of one seat and prefer to have a box of Kleenex underneath a seat somewhere.
In the summer, I like to have my small, red cooler along in the cargo area. We have at least a 20 minute drive from the grocery and piling the cold items into a cooler is a good idea. Particularly, if I’m headed by the field on my way home.
Two other summer items I throw in, if I remember, are sunscreen and mosquito spray.
That’s how I roll!
Do you stock stuff in your vehicle?
While we’re on the subject of my Suburban, you can hop over here and read this post from the archives about our Suburban habit!