Is your trunk ready for an emergency? On January 13th we got together on a State Farm sponsored Twitter to share our #TrunkJunk ideas, strategies and funny experiences. We’ve gathered together some of our favorite responses below; share your ideas in the comments box!
What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever found in your trunk?
@user449008 My younger brother! He hid in there as a prank!
@kimkrafs I found a deflated pool toy I mistook for a snake Had to act brave. Thanks kids!
@dipaolamomma An exploded can of aerosol cheese inside a scuba mask. Don’t ask.
@TibsTravel My vote for funniest thing found in trunk (so far) – potato that rooted.
@CarissaRogers Believe it or not my family of 5 has really tidy vehicles. my husband thinks we’re messy til he sees friends cars.
@MsMary1962 My daughters van has enough clothes the kids have striped off to live in there a week!
@lovethatmouse Mine take their shoes off and leave them in the car. Several pairs are banging around in our minivan.
@sleatham1 The car cleaners found underwear one time..they fell out of my gym bag!
What is the most critical thing you keep in your trunk?
@gigglygumballs Air pump and spare tire.
@OHEvieMaeSells A snow brush / ice scraper is always in our trunk.
@desertchica As a desert dweller, I think water is the most important thing!
@MaryHeston I keep an old Best Buy rewards card in my wallet to double as an ice scraper in a pinch.
@kjmaje Jumper cables.
@Saving4Jewels First aid kit!!! It helps me feel secure.
What is your best organizing trick for your trunk?
@judy511 Use the backseat.
@furrykarma I keep a portable battery in my trunk. It has saved me many times.
@LuxuryTravelMom I need to add a corkscrew to my list- brilliant!
@GigiSweeps I have a pull out liner that is easy to rinse off and I have crates to keep things neat.
@ktj329 Clean the trunk out at least once a week AND USE PLASTIC BINS TO ORGANIZE.
@christielomb I have to clean my trunk out every few months, I make sure I have all my emergency supplies.
@JodiGrundig Organizing bins from Thirty One gifts keep my trunk organized!
@AlexandraWrote Collapsible baskets from the Container Store. They fold down to nothing but hold a ton. Grab and go.
@IAmTheCoolAunt In warmer weather, my beach bag is in there. Never know when the beach will beckon (read: always!).
@flyingwithfish My trunk area has a bag of camera gear, gear for 3 kids, emergency gear, lots of dog gear.
What extra things do you pack for a road trip?
@MsMary1962 Toilet paper, wipes, snacks, drinks, trash bags, pillows, blankets.
@MeaganShamy Food, pillows, blankets, movies, toll money.
How do you stay calm when driving under pressure?
@HelloAnnaH Breathe, and don’t speed or drive recklessly!!! It’ll be over soon!
@HeatherActs If I’m in a stressful situation, like icy roads, I like total silence so I can focus.
@NikiMith I remember my babies are in the car and then depend on me!
@MaryHeston My dad taught me if I miss the exit just take the next exit.
@JodiGrundig I listen to my favorite music. And breathe!
@JoeysKangaMooMa Counting to 10!
@kimorlando Once in a while I have to do a Freddy Kruger movie scream. That holds me over.
What maintenance skill do you most want to learn or teach your kids?
@irunDisney To change a tire. Fast, correctly and safely on a busy highway.
@S_thirtymommy How to change a tire & figure out your exact location using highway markers.
@JazzyTJan I have taken mechanics courses and would love for my kids to do the same.
@grapejuicemomma I want to learn to change a flat tire; teach kids the same!
@TibsTravel Tire changing SO much tougher now than when I learned how. Lug nights tightened by machine.
@ToddlingChicago I need a refresher course on changing a tire. I’ve done it before but it’s been a while!
*Note: Comments are sometimes edited for spelling (the vs teh due to fast Twitter fingers!) and for abbreviation that our non-Twitter brethren may not understand (DH vs dear husband). They are not edited for content as we feel it is valuable for everyone’s original thoughts to be heard.
Disclosure: This party was sponsored by State Farm, however comments by participants are their own.