Seven Things to Keep in Your Glovebox this Summer

Posted May 21, 2018

When you’re hitting the road for a weekend trip to the beach, park, etc. this summer, you should make sure your vehicle’s glovebox:

Spare sunglasses – It’s hard enough to focus on the road during long road trips, but when the blinding sun bears down on your all day through your windows, it can become miserable. Keep a backup pair of shades in your glove box, preferably polarized to help reduce glare.

Hand wipes – Whether you’re cleaning up germs, ice cream messes, or sticky children, having wipes handy is always a blessing.

Sunscreen and lip balm – One thing you never want to be without during sunny summer days here in Texas is sunscreen. Keeping spare sunscreen and lip balm with SPF in them in your car will prevent you from having to stop at the gas station and pay an arm and a leg for them. Furthermore, be sure to put some on before getting in the car and starting that long road trip as UV rays are powerful enough to do damage through the car windows.

Headlamp – While flashlights always come in handy, a headlamp can be especially useful during the summer months. For activities such as camping or adventuring, a headlamp can prove invaluable.

Multi-purpose tool – You’ve parked your car and are ready to settle down with a drink only to realize you forgot your bottle opener. With a multi-purpose tool in the glove box, you have on hand a bottle opener, corkscrew, scissors, nail file, and toothpick.

Bug spray – Don’t become a feast for mosquitos when traveling during blistering summer months, especially near standing water and in the woods.

Spare toothbrush and toothpaste – Whether you leave your toothbrush in a motel room or just need to feel fresh without having to dig through your suitcases, a spare toothbrush and toothpaste can always come in handy.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry and with these items in your glovebox, you’ll definitely be in the former category this summer!

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