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Headrest Road Trip Survival Kit

Schools out for summer! Raise your hand if you are so excited to get started making amazing summer memories! When I think back to my childhood some of my most favorite memories are from our annual summer road trip. We lived in Arizona, but our family all lived in northern Utah. Every summer we took at least one 12-hour road trip to see family.

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As mom, I now know how much work those seemingly simple trips really are. Each time we pack up to head out, I am amazed at all of the stuff it takes to be prepared for our journey and our destination! My kids always pack a backpack of their favorite things to keep them busy, but then we face the problem of where to keep their backpacks while we drive! There is only so much space when you have 5 people and a large dog in the car.


A while back I was introduced to and fell in love with Velcro® Brand PRESS-LOK® Bags. You can see how we used them to organize new toys in this post. I knew that these bags would save our bacon come this summer! Here is what we did. Each child got one Large size PRESS-LOK® Bag to fill with their tablet, headphones, some coloring supplies, and their favorite toys they wanted to bring.


I took a medium sized PRESS-LOK® Bag and packed with water bottle and some snacks for the drive. I find having a water bottle with closing lid is such a lifesaver in the car with kids. When we make stops along the way we can poor whatever beverage they choose into the water bottle and avoid any of those spills.


We are all packed, but the dilemma of where to put their bags was still looming. Using Velcro® Brand ONE-WRAP STARS AND STRIPES® I attached the bag to the headrest of the seat in front of each child. It keeps their bags in their reach and easily in mine as well!


Before you head off on your summer adventures, take a minute to say thank you and appreciate the teachers that have made a difference in your children’s lives. The VELCRO® Brand and lifestyle designer Sabrina Soto are happy to announce that nominations are open for the VELCRO® Brand Classroom Makeover contest.

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Tell me in the comments about a teacher that has changed your life or how you use Velcro® Brand PRESS-LOK Bags!

Julie Wood

Saturday 11th of June 2016

I really like the idea of attaching a bag to the headrest and filling it with fun things for the kids to do while they are in the car! I will have to do it. My son's kindergarten teacher was the best because my son was scared, but she really made him feel comfortable and got him into doing fun things right away and he really liked her so much!

Janis @MommyblogExpert

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

This is such a simple idea, yet it is so creative. We've done many roadtrips with our kids and this would have definitely helped keep our car more neat while traveling.


Tuesday 24th of May 2016

I would use Velcro® Brand PRESS-LOK Bags to store cosmetics for traveling. It make a huge difference to be able to pull out the pack of what I need without unpacking everything.

Janeane Davis

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

I like the idea of attaching a bag to the headrest and filling it with fun things for the kids to do while they are in the car.


Tuesday 24th of May 2016

These kits would definitely come in handy in my car -- although I would have to make them for teens, but I could see it being a great addition! Can I make one for the passenger side??

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