Monday, May 27, 2013

Food Tote for the Car

Miss me?

This month has been crazy busy and I haven't done much in the way of crafting, cooking, processing or relaxing.  I plan to start all that at the end of next week.  I'd do it sooner but the state of my house has slipped past "cluttered" and into "crappy".  I plan on cleaning out all of my "just in case" stuff, reorganizing and deep cleaning.  I'd call it spring cleaning but we're way past that.

I do have a super tip for all those great road trips you are planning on taking this summer!  As I'm typing this I am vaguely remembering sharing this tip with you already. . . perhaps last summer. . . or maybe I intended on doing so and didn't???  If this is a recycled tip, my apologies.

When we go on a road trip, we start driving in the morning.  When we stop for gas, everyone gets out and uses the bathroom.  We hit a drive thru for lunch and get back on the road right away.  We use these:
At the dollar store they cost a buck (imagine that!).  They hold a drink upright, keep food in one place and catch spills and messes.  Each kid has two.  They use the other for their electronic stuff.  (DS games are TINY!!)  The food tote can be rinsed out in the hotel's sink every night so the stickiness can start anew each day.  They're sturdy, don't fall over and can be moved to the floor fairly easily without things spilling out.  We love them and can't imagine a road trip without.

Stay safe this summer!  I will check in sometime next week!


  1. Genius! Love this!! Thanks so much!

  2. Pretty Good idea!!!

  3. I use one to carry a water bottle(capped while traveling), brushes and acrylic paint containers along with a small pill holder to mix paint colors in. This works super for face painting times and goes place to place with little hassle!

  4. Can't find these on our dollar stores so help finding them pls

    1. Try a craft store like Micheals