This past December, the southern part of our state was hit by a huge snow storm; leaving drivers stranded in their cars on the freeway until the early hours of the following morning when help had finally arrived.  As I was watching the report of this very event on one of our local news stations, I found myself wondering how those stranded, did.  And then, I began thinking of myself in that same scenario and imagining how I would do.  

Instantly, I knew I would good and well loose my mind because my car was nowhere near as stocked up as it should for such a situation.  So, not wanting this realization to turn into a case of hyperventilation, I quickly got online and began searching for ways that I could better "Winterize" my carLuckily for me, the internet was filled with endless itemized lists and suggestions that allowed me to easily gather what I thought my family would need if the snowed-in/stranded scenario ever became a reality for us.

If you are like me, and live in a state that can have brutal snow storms this time a year, winterizing your car is  a necessity.  Although this may seem daunting, let me reassure you that it's not.  This task will only take up a smidgeon of your time and funds, since most of the items you will be placing in your car are things that you already own. 

Easy Peasy, lemon squeezy.  Promise.

To make it even easier for you, below is my own itemized list that you can snag for your self.

1. First Aid Kit-Equipped with all the medical supplies my family currently uses and then some.

2. Large Bag-I use it to place all of my smaller items in so that they are easy to find and grab.

3. Small Snow Shovel-Will use this to dig my car out of the snow.

4. Warm Jacket-I have one for each family member in the car so they can layer up.

5. Feather Down Sleeping Bag-Can also use to keep warm
(I also have a large fleece blanket)

6. Water Bottle

7. Coloring Books and Crayons-Non-Battery draining entertainment for my chickies.

8. Variety of Snacks

9. Flash Light (with Ziploc baggie of extra batteries)

And there you have it. 

 Like a said, everything except for the shovel (I bought this at Walmart for $10) were things that I already had.  So, all I had to do was gather it up and place it in my car.  From beginning to end, I spent only 15 minutes Winterizing my car.

Here's to a safe winter on the roads!

Loves and Hugs,


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