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How to pack your car for a holiday?

Summer vacation is in full swing. Same as last year, this summer most holidaymakers prefer to travel on holiday by car. Traveling by car comes with multiple advantages, including reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission to a minimum, greater comfort, and flexibility, as well as the ability to pack with you whatever stuff you want! Or at least everything that can fit in your car!  However, this can be dangerous since most travelers tend to pack the whole household with them..

How to effectively pack your car for a holiday without having stress? Keep reading!

Start packing in advance

Definitely don't leave the packing to the last minute! Before you start stuffing your suitcases, check the size of your car´s boot so you have a better idea of how much stuff it may fit it. Then make a list of the things you want to take with you and try to follow it when packing. Also, don't forget to wash and iron the clothes you plan to pack in advance. This way you may avoid stressful situations while packing.

Start with the heaviest luggage

We highly recommend that you stick to the "heaviest goes first" principle when packing your car for a road trip. Therefore, put the largest and heaviest pieces of luggage into the trunk first, as close to the rear seats as possible. After loading them all in, start stacking the smaller and lighter pieces of luggage on top, making sure everything is stored securely and your luggage will not slide around along the way.

Use the entire space of the car

When packing, use the space of the whole car, not just its trunk. You can store small items or bags in door pockets, gloveboxes, and center consoles. Above all, store here the things you need to always have available, such as personal belongings, drinks, snacks, or toys for your children.

Check the condition of your car

Before leaving, do not forget to thoroughly check the technical condition of your vehicle, as well as the mandatory equipment, the condition of the tires, and the validity of your first aid kit or car documents.

Don't forget to buy travel insurance

You never know what might happen along the way, so don't forget about travel insurance for you and your loved ones. It can be easily done online and it only takes a few minutes and clicks. Always have the assistance service number, which you will receive from the insurance company, on hand along the way.

Update your GPS

Don't rely on mobile navigation using the mobile data and download GPS with offline maps or its latest update before you travel.

Our tip: Don't overload your car and take with you only the things you will actually use!