This is a sponsored post by State Farm. I have written it and it’s my opinion. And it was a very good reminder of the fact that I do not have a smart trunk.
What’s in your Trunk? Now, you can lie to me but that does you no good.
Is it filled with stuff to take to the donation center, kids’ sports equipment, workout gear, craft store returns, a child’s coat that he “can’t find”, and a Christmas present I still haven’t found time to deliver?
And where is the Emergency Road kit that I lovingly prepared for our Bigger Than Texas Road Trip last summer?
Sitting in the garage, where my kids trip over it daily and it does me no good. Whoops.
This most definitely is not an example of a Smart Trunk.
It’s smart to have your trunk filled with necessities for a Roadside emergency, in this kind of weather especially. Even on a short trip to the mall, anything can happen and you may find yourself in need of a set of jumper cables (maybe even more than once….or twice….true story). And I recently read a survey that showed men were more likely than women to have items in their trunks for preparation of a roadside emergency. I’m the one who is driving the kids around more than my husband, yet I wasn’t prepared. That has got to change.
So what belongs in a Smart Trunk?
– jumper cables
– blankets/warm clothing
– spare tire & tools to change it with
– cell phone & cell phone charger
– flashlight (with charged batteries)
– non-perishable food (peanut butter crackers, nuts, granola bars)
– first aid kit
– windshield scraper
For more ideas, click here.
Pack all your items in a bag and stow it in there. Don’t remove it for any reason, or it may end up on the floor of your garage and be “forgotten”. Where will that get you in the middle of an emergency?
And to have a little fun with this, State Farm has offered a few incentives to see your trunk. Is it messy? Full of junk?? Don’t straighten it out – go snap a picture of it right now and post it to Instagram with with hashtag #TrunkJunkSF