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Best Way to Pack Your Trunk

Packing your trunk can be like a game of Tetris! You have to strategically put in the luggage and sometimes it takes multiple tries to fit everything. It’s hard to fit a full family into the back of one car, each suitcase is different size and shape. Once you have everything in you still have to make sure the trunk will close. Worry no more, check out these tips and tricks to make packing your trunk easy and painless. 

First things first, clean out your car and make as much room as possible before you start packing. If you have multiple bags that need to be packed the easiest bags are soft bags, like a duffle. They take up less room and are easier to shift around and pack into small spaces. Suitcases are large and you can’t fit as much as you could with a soft bag. Another great way to save space and make packing your car easier is rent when you can. If you are going to an amusement park or somewhere public, they typically have strollers or wheelchairs you can use or rent. Remember, don’t bring it if you don’t need it. 

To save even more space look into buying a rooftop carrier for your car. They come in different sizes to fit different needs and also have a soft top and hard top option. I recommend getting a hardtop to have maximum protection from various weather conditions. If you are looking for a smaller carrier, check out Amazon’s number one seller the JEGS Rooftop Cargo Carrier that can hold up to 18 cubic feet and comes with a lifetime guarantee. 

When packing your car sometimes you need to have access to a certain bag that has snacks, first aid kit, or motion sickness medicine. If you pack all the bags away perfectly it might be hard to unpack a car just to access one bag. No need to worry, there is a solution to this problem, a car trunk organizer. There are many different types to suit every need. There are organizers that have coolers, collapsible, many pockets, the list goes on. If you are looking for a small organizer the YoGi Prime Trunk is a great back seat organizer, it hangs on the back of a seat making it easily accessible and saves space. If you need more space then look into a bigger organizer that sits in the trunk. It’s best to get an organizer that has straps so that you can lock it in and prevent a mess from happening during all the bumps when traveling. A great trunk organizer to check out is the Drive Auto Products Car Trunk Storage Organizer, plus it comes with straps!

Don’t be overwhelmed with trying to perfect pack your car on the first try. There are many different ways to save space while packing and time. These car organizers can be used many times over and over again which make for a great investment. Don’t cram everything into your car when you can easily make space. 

Once you are all organized, give American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission a call or set up an appointment online to make sure the rest of your vehicle is good to go! You can find us at 2070 E Apache Blvd Ste. 101, Tempe, AZ 85281 Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. See you soon! 

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