Those after-school-runs to ballet, cricket, and the next eisteddfod are more than just extra-curricular activities, they’re moments of pride in your child’s schooling career. Even with all the spills of juice, yogurt and crisp crumbs in your car.
While cleaning up the spills and thrills may seem easy, there are ways to avoid this and other mishaps in your car. Read through for seven handy tips for moms on the move.
1. A change of clothes in the car
A change of clothes for moms are ideal when little kids are involved. Not only because their grape juice stains could be mistaken for red wine stains at two in the afternoon, but you could have an important meeting to attend in between school and swimming classes.
2. Keep a power bank in your car
With load shedding more frequent, it’s important to keep your phone and devices powered up. A power bank will keep your phone and your child’s tablet charged and ready for any long hauls or gridlocked traffic.
3. Extra grocery bags
Of course, single-use plastics are detrimental to the environment, make sure to reuse the plastic bags by keeping a batch in your car. When you do your grocery shopping, pop them out and have your items packed inside the old bags. Additionally, these bags can be used to collect the kid’s litter and thrown into recycling bins.
4. Water bottles
Always take additional bottles of water when leaving home in the morning. This not only keeps you and the kids hydrated, but they can also be used to clean your hands in the likely event of sticky spills.
5. Tissues and wet wipes
Many moms eat on the move. Between carting kids from school to extra-curricular activities and charging back to work, busy moms often miss a set lunchtime. A box of tissues helps mop up drips and wet wipes get rid of all evidence of that sandwich from earlier. And, the tissues help wipe a runny nose after swimming.
6. A quick and easy battery check
Remember, some things you can control, other things you need expert advice. Like getting your battery checked by a battery specialist, to ensure you don’t also have to put up with an unprepared breakdown due to a flat or failed battery. Remember you should get your car battery checked every six months.
7. Be proactive
Pop into your local battery specialist and avoid unwarranted breakdowns as the specialists will run a thorough check on your battery and alternator. The best part? It’s free.