I've said it before and I'll say it again. And again. And again.
I LOVE Pinterest. I have a serious problem. I decided to start the New Year off right and actually made something that I had pinned, probably, months ago.
I made the "I Needa" car emergency kit. For the original post go here and check out Rips in My Jeans, a pretty cool blog with a lot of great ideas.
First thing I did was gather everything that I wanted in my car kit. I had to run to the store to replenish my first aid kit anyway. Two birds, one stone.
Laying it all out helped me make sure that I'd included everything I needed and wanted. The original post had a spare diaper which I definitely do not need but I did put in 2 zip close plastic bags for messes (V gets car sick pretty regularly), some tampons for emergencies and a mini flashlight. The notepad (artwork by my son) and a pen will probably be used the most.
I put the little things in a small plastic box I had lying around. I think it had herbs or something like that in it originally. Hooray for repurposing! Anyway, I put a hair band, lighter, safety pin and paper clips into it to keep them from running away.
I feel like we are always hunting for lotion. Colorado is so stinking dry. Aspirin, hand sanitizer, tissues and those perfect little hand warmers. Also a small knife can come in handy for opening boxes and such in the car. If I ever find it, I will probably put an actual Swiss Army Knife (or similar knock-off) in instead of this little tape cutter knife.
Do your kids "forget" to brush their teeth? Constantly? Mine sure seem to. I'm not a fan of the disposable anything but if we are heading in to church or somewhere that it matters I will appreciate having these. So will all the poor unsuspecting victims of my children's unbrushed dragon breath.
Band-aids are a constant need and I really like being the Mom that has this kind of stuff available. No close up of the first aid kit, but it has non-latex gloves, gauze, sunscreen, alcohol wipes, benadryl and insect bite cream.
Everything fits neatly and I'm simply gonna slide this behind my car seat where we can grab and go.
I love feeling like I accomplished something today and feel even better that it cost almost nothing. I asked my little sis to save me the diaper wipe containers. I just had to buy the toothbrushes (on sale and with a coupon only $0.75) and the gauze for my first-aid kits.