My “Commuter Car Kit” Has Saved Me More Times than I Can Count
As a commuter student who lives 30 minutes away from campus, my car is basically my home away from home on school days. I typically spend six hours on campus each day, and without a dorm room or nearby apartment to run back to between my classes or transition from day to night, my car is the only place I can go for resting up, freshening up, and makeup-and-hair touching up. It’s basically my little haven on wheels.
Of course, it would be a dream to pack my car with all my favorite comforts from home — you know, my bed, fridge, and extensive beauty and skincare collection. But obviously, that’s totally impractical. So instead I put together a Commuter Car Kit — featuring all the essentials I need each day, and would have nearby if I lived on or close to campus — that fits perfectly in the center console of my car.
Here’s what I keep in my Commuter Car Kit and what I recommend you keep with you too, if you’re in the same boat. This list is based on all the products I’ve found I’ve needed most, after over a year of commuting to my classes. Feel free to edit this list based on your needs and preferences.
- Lip balm
- Hair ties
- Hand sanitizer
- Makeup remover wipes
- Tide To Go
- A mini emergency kit, with the following in it: bandages, Advil, a mini flashlight, gauze, and ointment
- Snacks packed in individual or resealable wrappers, which may include the following: a small bags of chips, granola bars, and candy (but nothing that would melt!)
My Commuter Car Kit has my back in case of emergency, or if I just need a few minutes to reset after a three-hour lecture. It’s my secret weapon to conquer the chaos and stress that comes with college.