Many parents dread to think about travelling long distances together with the children. Keeping a toddler entertained during a two or three-hour drive is undoubtedly a huge challenge. But what if the children have reached an age when you can no longer keep them in the infant car seat? In this case, all you can do is to keep your fingers crossed that no spills will occur during the journey. Here are a few practical tips for maintaining the auto tidy while you are travelling to a mountain resort or just to the countryside to visit relatives.
Pack wisely – you are the one who knows best which are the favourite toys of your children. In this respect, throwing the toys in a random bag is not recommended. If you do that and put the bag in your car boot, chances are you will have to turn everything upside down or put up with kids’ nagging all the way. Likewise, if you are travelling to a place with a warmer/ colder climate, make sure you have jackets close at hand. In addition, depending on the destination you head to, prepare mosquito repellents, hats, and sunscreen. If the kids suffer from motion sickness, make sure you keep plastic bags close to you, too. To keep all these small but important components together, you could get a special organizer to hook on the back of the driver’s seat.
Think about the snacks – kids will always be kids. Unhealthy snacks are their favourite food but here the problem is not how healthy the snack is but how much mess it could cause. Try your best to find a balance between your kids’ taste of food and the snacks you prepare in order to reduce the risk of stains and spills.
Avoid spills – speaking of spills, we cannot skip mentioning the beverages that can cause so many troubles. Whenever you stop to get something to drink make sure you request a lid for the beverage you take inside the vehicle. Plus, check the bottles and make sure they are properly closed.
Prepare an “emergency cleaning” kit – no matter how hard you try to keep the auto organised and clean, accidents can occur. That is why you are advised to take preventive measures prior to your departure. Get a pack of sanitising wet wipes, as well as a stain remover and some paper towels. In case of a spill on your upholstery, blot the stain with the paper towel and apply a stain remover. Even if you fail in completely lifting the stain, your efforts will be of great help to the mobile car valeting cleaners that you will probably call when you get back home. Professional mobile car valeting services are the only verified method for restoring the excellent condition of car’s exterior and interior. Cleaners will remove spills, stains and bad smells from the vehicle.
So, arm yourself with patience, pack cleverly and remember to include those things in your travelling checklist.
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