I am graduating this May and over the past four years I have accumulated many tips and tricks to enjoying life as a college commuter. I am sharing these tips with you all over a series of posts. This one is about all the necessities you need in your vehicle as you commute to college.
As a commuter, your car becomes your second home. You spend so much time in it, you might as well convert the backseat into a bed. Take advantage of having a car with you all the time. It’s a transportable closet!
These are the general things to have in your car:
- Ice scraper (preferably extendable)
- Garbage bag
- Car emergency tool bag (wheel pump, car jack, jumper cables…)
- Lint roller
- Car freshener
- Snacks & Water
I also have an emergency duffel bag filled with stuff I would need if I had to stay over at someone’s house. In it I have:
- Extra clothes
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
- Old sneakers
It’s important to be prepared. It’s such a relief to know that you have an umbrella in your car when it starts to rain. Or to have extra clothes when you need to stay the night at a friend’s place.
Do you commute to campus? What is your number one car essential? Let’s chat in the comments!