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23 Sep 2019

If You Practically Live In Your Car, Here Are 16 Things That Will Make Life Easier

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If you're like me, and basically live in your car, you'll know exactly what I mean when I say it's seen better days.

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But it's my happy place, so I don't judge it for its inability to stay clean.

That is why I decided to make a list of things (that I may or may not do) to make my car a better space to live and breathe.

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Please don't follow me up on this.

So if you want to join me in transforming into ~that friend~, read on and thrive!

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1. Get yourself some car seat gap fillers to avoid your phone disappearing into ~the void~.

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I can't count the amount of times that this happens to me, and I have PTSD from the pain involved in retrieving said phone.

PRICE: $20.67 for two inserts.

2. Keep a stash of wet wipes in your car for a quick and seamless wipe down when dust and dirt get the better of you.

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There's nothing more embarrassing than offering someone a ride and realising your dashboard is dustier than that treadmill your mum bought five years ago (and never used).

PRICE: $24.00 for three large packs.

3. Get yourself a handy and surprisingly stylish car bin where you can dispose of said tissues and wipes.

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Just 'cause you're trash, doesn't mean your car needs to be full of it.

PRICE: $16.54.

4. Keep a car charger handy for mornings you wake up with no juice.

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We've all forgotten to plug our phone in the night before, and we've all felt the repercussions. This one is a must!

PRICE: $10.79.

5. Ensure your car is smelling funky fresh with an effective and aesthetically pleasing air freshener.

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Breathe in the lavender, breathe out the road rage.

PRICE: $13.99 for one diffuser and 10 felt pads.

6. Invest in a medical grade first aid kit to keep in your boot in case of any emergencies.

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You can never be too prepared for the worst. At least that's what my anxiety tells me.

PRICE: $22.99.

7. Stock up on nutritious snacks to keep those fast food cravings at bay when you're driving home from work.

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You're on your way home, starving. You glance over at some golden arches, but realise that you have food at home. "I'm hungry now!", you tell yourself. Thankfully, past-you has ensured you have some delicious cacao cashews on hand.

PRICE: $2.95 (but we recommend stocking up on these).

8. Stash those snacks in a cute but versatile lunch bag that you can keep in your car door compartment.

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The last thing you want is floating cashews. That's the opposite of having your shit together. Plus, LOOK HOW CUTE!

PRICE: $24.99.

9. Keep a towel and a change of clothes in your boot ~just in case~.

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Opt for a fast drying, portable beach towel. Bath towels hold onto the sand and water forever.

PRICE: $39.59 for a large beach towel.

10. Make sure you've got shopping bags for impromptu trips to the shops.

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These ones are gorgeous (and even have fruit bags!), so you can forego plastic and do your bit to help out the environment.

PRICE: $24.95 for one large canvas bag and five produce bags.

11. Then when you return with your shopping, have a handy shopping divider to organise your boot.

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Join the ~one trip club~ now.

PRICE: $21.32.

12. Keep your boot clean with a waterproof car boot protector (especially great if you have pets!)

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Bid pet hair adieu and keep your boot spick and span!

PRICE: $24.99.

13. Never lose a parking ticket or your sunglasses again with a sun visor organiser.

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These give me serious CD holder nostalgia vibes, and they're super effective.

PRICE: $12.40.

14. Keep a bottle of hand sanitiser on hand for those moments you can't remember the last time you washed them.

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You know this has happened to you. Don't lie.

PRICE: $18.99.

15. Sunscreen, for always. There's literally no time this won't be useful.

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Because sun safety is the ultimate indication of maturity, let's be honest.

PRICE: $18.99.

16. And finally, go back to basics with a weatherproof notebook and pen in your car, because you never know when you'll need it!

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Not only will you seem super literate and mysterious, this is actually incredibly helpful to have.

PRICE: $16.47.

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