The car is your home – organization in the car for long distances.
During short trips most of the details are not too burdensome. Creaking plastic, uncomfortable armchair, falling strange objects or a small number of USB sockets everywhere – you can stop everything from going. “Things go a long way and it’s great to organize because then the road passes faster and more conveniently and the” residents “of the vehicle less they get angry.
First of all, before leaving you should clean the car thoroughly, ventilate, wash the glass from the inside and think what we will be doing during the road. It is worth mentioning wiper blades because there is nothing worse than smudged windows during long sections in rainy conditions.
In our cars we travel for 3 people, so everyone has their expectations, tasks and appropriate equipment.
Driver – he has to run so he needs to sit comfortably, have a drink holder to be able to enjoy hot coffee without holding it between his feet – boiling water in this place can be dangerous for everyone 😉. The driver can not spin too much and it is known that driving for several hours gives a hint. We used orthopedic pillows, but not from the early morning, but only as the tailbone gave us know.
The second passenger is a pilot – this one has a lot of work.
He must constantly charge phones, tablet with navigation and check the road all the time. Navigating is not the only duty of the pilot. He looks for places to take a picture or cook a dinner. Nobody wants to eat dinner at the heap of rubbish or on the side of a busy road. We always try to rest in cool and pleasant places. The remote control should have a converter, at least three independent USB sockets, a telephone and tablet holder, a place for cards / notes and pens – like trinkets, but if they “roll” under their feet, it terrifies everyone.
The third person is the passenger of the rear seat.
It gets there in the order of the clock, so it was already a driver and the pilot is now the time to rest. Not from the very beginning you can go to sleep, colleagues are hungry so you have to open the canning and make a few sandwiches and you can not get on your knee. You need a tray, a good knife and fork, and a supply of food. We keep bread, pate and other food products in a tidy stiff bag behind the driver’s seat next to the laptops. The couch must be empty so that you can lie down and sleep well.
Another thing is the mini “under-roof-rack”. that is, an additional loading surface inside the car.
It gets hot and cold for a change, there are three sweatshirts, tank tops, hats, etc. We fix it all with expandors under the ceiling behind the driver, there is easy access, you do not have to look in the boot. You should always have a few pillows and blankets to be able to get the best place and sleep well.
The general rules are simple.
We systematically care about order, throw away empty bottles on the water, leftover food and other accumulated rubbish to have as much “own” space. A well-prepared car and organizing a place to travel in a car is a great advantage. It does not cause unnecessary tensions among passengers and gives a sense of security. We must understand that on such a small surface we spend three weeks nonstop and the car is our kitchen, living room and bedroom – taking care of the order always pays off.