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Most of us can’t avoid time in the car with the kids and it’s ofetn messy and chaotic but here are 10 car hacks that can make your car less messy and more fun.


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  • Great ideas anything to make car rides easier. I saw a play idea for longer trips of some baking tray with cars etc stuck to magnets that can be pushed around the tray.

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  • Some good ideas here – thanks!

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  • My car needs better storage for snacks and games.

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  • Such great tips. Best thing we do is LOTS of snacks!

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  • Snacks, entertainment and storage. We had a caddy on the back of my son’s seat so he could reach things, plenty of snacks on long and small trips, and all sorts of entertainment options eg. music, books, toys, depending on his age.

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  • Great tips, thank you for sharing these.

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  • What a great tip to use a plastic cup to form a seat belt shield !! I’m sure gonna try that one !

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  • Make sure there is plenty to drink and good nibbles in the car.

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  • For babies and toddlers use a drink container that they have to suck to get the drink, not one that will leak it dropped, thrown, or tipped upside down. Beware a baby bottles will drip, pop tops will leak if the top is not pushed down especially if the bottle is squeezed. ggrrr!!! Sugary ones – plus foods may attract ants if the car is parked for long enough. Milk will go sour and smell terrible. Empty drink containers may go mouldy if not washed. Yes I found some in somebody’s car and on the floor in their garage. you can use a hook to “attach” an old shopping bag or rubbish bag to put rubbish in and later empty or replace the bag. Don’t use lage bins. If you have to brake suddenly unfortunately have an accident it can become a flying object causing injury to people. If you have a dog in the car the safest place is on the floor in the front passenger’s side. They are less like to be thrown about. It is also the method used for guide dogs even if the vision impaired are sitting in the rear seat of the vehicle.

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  • I like the idea of the plastic cup. Very handy!

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  • Good ideas! I had one 9f thecar seat organisers though and i took it off cos it was just in theway of the kidsfeet how it hangs

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  • Excellent hacks, especially the cover over the seats, and the seat belt shield.

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