Hitting the road? Here are some clever options for keeping things neat and tidy in your car.
If you’re planning a road trip – or just heading down to the shops for groceries – you’ll have to figure out how you’re going to pack everything in your car. Keep your car tidy with some of these easy and affordable storage options.
Small containers and storage units are great for keeping your gear in order, and for keeping you and your family safe on the road. After all, when you need to slam on the brakes in an emergency, you don’t want your foot tripping over something you’ve been meaning to pack away in the cubbyhole. We’ve gone through the RCS Shopping Network to find the products that’ll make your journey easier. Find the perfect storage solution and use your RCS Store Card. You will get up to 55 days interest-free on every purchase, plus access to cash when you need it.
FOR THE STUFF THAT’S ALWAYS RATTLING AROUND
You know the sound. Every time you take a sharp corner, you’ll hear a roll and a dink, followed by a bang, and you promise yourself that you’ll clear up all the little things that are lying around in your car’s boot or under the front seats. This Sto-Kit case lets you put all those goodies in one compact place, with pick ’n pluck foam to keep everything safe and silent. Fill it up and stash it in the boot. Just remember to clear it out every once in a while.
GET IT: Sto-Kit Hard Case small, R399, Outdoor Warehouse
FOR BUMPS AND SCRAPES ON THE ROAD
Whether you’re doing the school run, slogging through the morning commute or enjoying a long road trip, there’s every chance you’ll need a plaster or a headache pill along the way. Best you keep a tidy first aid kit handy. K-Way’s Mesh Packing Cell Set comes in small, medium and large bags, with diamond ripstop material for durability and a mesh window for breathability. Store one in the boot or in your cubbyhole.
GET IT: K-Way Mesh Packing Cell Set, R299, Cape Union Mart
Heading out for a long drive? If you’re packing snacks, keep them stored in a BPA-free plastic container. This set of five is dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe, making it easy to transfer your chow from your kitchen to your car. Using containers like this will also (hopefully) keep your car’s interior free of crumbs, saving you on cleaning services further down the road.
GET IT: Gizmo 5-piece plastic container set, R35, Game
FOR YOUR WORK GEAR
Whether your work involves heavy tools or light reading, you won’t want your entire mobile office slipping and sliding around in your boot. Keep it all in one place in a Camp Master Bakkie Box. It’s fairly big (860 x 325 x 350mm) and solid (6,8kg), and it’s designed to sit in the load bed of a bakkie, so you know it’s built to last.
GET IT: Camp Master Bakkie Box, R1 099, Makro
FOR YOUR WET WIPES
For those nasty beverage spills and times you desperately need to blow your nose, you’ll want to keep a pack of wet wipes handy in your car. If you stash them in their packaging, they might dry out; if you keep them in a plastic container, it might get wobbly in the blazing heat of summer. Keep things cool and classy with this black bamboo/rattan container.
GET IT: Tissue holder, R89, Home Etc.
SWIPE, AND ENJOY THE DRIVE
Getting everything neatly packed and in its place in your car makes for a comfortable and safe drive. Your RCS Store Card gives you access to the RCS Shopping Network, so you can find great products that work for you. Use your RCS Store Card and get up to 55 days interest-free on every purchase and access to cash whenever you need it. Don’t have one? Apply today!
*Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change. Always ensure that you abide by the rules of the road.