Road trips, especially those with children and teenagers in tow, are often perceived as stressful. But a little prior planning can make a car ride one of the most enjoyable ways to travel.
After having your vehicle checked for safety and performance, keeping the interior clean and organized is the single best way to ensure a stress-free trip. That starts with these practical and clever car organization tools.
1. BACKSEAT ORGANIZERS HELP YOU SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH FEWER STOPS
Kids ride like road-trip royalty with the CarHop® Backseat Organizer from High Road. Its superior storage and organization features mean you won’t need to stop for food, drinks, and entertainment. Simply pack it all in and hit the open road!
Why we love it: The CarHop® comes complete with dual cupholders, eat/play tray, insulated cooler, and eight spacious pockets to give backseat passengers a mini console all their own.
2. KEEP ESSENTIALS HANDY AND DISTRACTING CLUTTER AT BAY
Keeping your car clean and organized on road trips or rideshares is a breeze with the StashAway® Car Seat Back Organizer & Trash Station from High Road. Plastic bags, tissues, empty bottles, and food scraps are a thing of the past with this ultimate clutter controller.
Why we love it: The patented StuffTop™ garbage bin with leakproof lining locks odors away and keeps upholstery stain-free. Two mesh side pockets cinch bottles securely in place, while bottom and front pockets neatly dispense tissues, wet wipes, and sanitizer.
3. NEVER LOSE SMALL OBJECTS BETWEEN SEAT GAPS AGAIN
Sometimes it seems like the space between the driver’s seat and middle console was deliberately designed to be a small-object abyss. And that may very well be the case, but it’s no longer your problem with this handy set of two Car Gap Seat Organizer from High Road.
Why we love it: This durable set wedges snugly in the gaps to store cables, key fobs, cell phones, hand sanitizer, and pretty much any other driving essential.
4. KEEP LITTLE COMPANIONS HAPPY SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON THE JOURNEY
Make any plane ride, road trip, or carpool an adventure with the three-in-one Travel Lap Tray and Tablet Holder by J.L. Childress. Whether they’re playing, snacking, or creating their next crayon masterpiece, you can rest assured that everything they need is within easy reach. Bonus: The tray doubles as portable tote bag with adjustable shoulder strap!
Why we love it: Made from durable, easy-to-clean materials, this tray features raised edges and a convenient cupholder that keeps toys and spills off the floor. Meanwhile, detachable mesh pockets and a zippered interior compartment hold snacks, crayons, toys, and more.
5. CUSTOMIZE CAR STORAGE TO MEET A VARIETY OF NEEDS
It’s no wonder the DRIVE Auto Trunk Organizer is a nationwide bestseller. This customizable unit expands to hold groceries, sports gear, tools, and other items securely in place—even on bumpy terrain.
Why we love it: Reinforced panels provide heavy-duty support, while a collapsible design lets you adjust as needed, whether you’re on a long journey or a quick trip to the grocery store.
6. KEEP ESSENTIALS OUT OF SIGHT—BUT NOT OUT OF REACH
Every parent knows there are certain items you simply can’t leave home without. But that doesn’t mean you want them crowding your space on a long car ride. Designed to hang snugly behind any driver’s seat, the Uleeka Seat Back Organizer keeps water bottles, toys, and more— organized and in easy reach.
Why we love it: It’s easy to clean, water resistant, and machine washable, with multiple storage compartments and universal tablet holder, so backseat passengers can enjoy a ride and a show!