Organizing Your Car – Prepare for an Emergency


Of course hopefully you never have any kind of emergency while in your car – but let’s be realistic… people do all the time.

Not necessarily an accident – but what about your car breaking down, or running off the road in snow/ice, a dead battery or someone gets a minor injury.

Do you keep supplies in your car to help cover those things?

You may be saying – “Are you kidding? I have so much other junk in my car, I don’t have room for anything extra!” Or it might be something you’ve just never thought of before.

I remember when I was in high school. My mom made me put a shovel and some sand in the back of my Toyota wagon because it was so light weight and slide around in the snow and ice and getting a craftsman snow blower or any snow blower all the time is not obvious due to the not suitable snow blower pricing. She wanted to add some extra weight to the car, but also for me to have the sand if I needed it. I did end up using it in the high school parking lot. There were about 3 cars and we were all stuck on the ice. There were boys trying to push the cars out, but no one could do anything. Then I told them I had some sand and a shovel… even though I not a popular girl in school… at that moment you would have thought I was homecoming queen or something. It worked…. they threw the sand under the tires to get some traction and they all got out.

The above picture is what I have in my car. I have a kit I bought from TomBoy Tools that is made for woman. It has pink jumper cables in it, a tire gage, gloves, and LED flashlight – and it’s in that cool organizing bag! (Yeah… I love it!) I also have a blanket, a portable shovel, a plastic bag, paper towels and a first aide kit. I just made my own and put it in some of the pockets of the organizer. But I have a pre-made one for my other car.

What if your car went off the road and either your cell phone didn’t work there, or it would take AAA a long time to get there. There are some things that you should have to be prepared and stay warm from the elements.

– A blanket
– A small shovel
– Sand or Salt
– Gloves, hat, boots
– Coat (of course! – but you’d be surprised!)
– Water
Car Breaks Down

– Jumper Cables
– Flashlight
– Tire Gage
– Flares
– The above “Cold Weather supplies” if it is cold or even cooler
– Spare Tire and Tire jack

– Exchange information
– Insurance card
– First Aide Kit
– Blanket
– “Car Breaks Down Supplies”

These are just the basics – What other supplies do you think are necessary? Do you have them? How do you have them organized in your car? Do you think these items are necessary? What are your thought?

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen, a celebrated writer in the home and garden niche, boasts over 12 years of hands-on experience. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. Before joining our team in 2016, she worked as a landscape designer, combining her love for nature and design. Sandy's expertise shines through her articles, offering readers practical and aesthetically pleasing gardening tips. Off the clock, she enjoys hiking and nature photography, further nurturing her connection with the outdoors.

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