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15 Genius Hacks For Summer Road Trips

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Food Travel Kit
  2. 2. Button Earring Holder
  3. 3. Travel Car Organizer
  4. 4. Ziploc Bag Outfit Storage
  5. 5. Glasses Case Cord Storage
  6. 6. Pill Box Turned Jewelry Case
  7. 7. DIY Travel Entertainment Pack for Kids
  8. 8. DIY Road Trip I Spy Game
  9. 9. Easy Toothbrush Holders
  10. 10. Sticky Wrap Necklace Storage
  11. 11. Dollar Store Shower Caddy Food Holder
  12. 12. Shower Cap Shoe Keeper
  13. 13. Liquid Cosmetic Storage Hack
  14. 14. Plastic Wrap Toiletry Leak Guard
  15. 15. Curling Iron Oven Mitt Storage
  16. Staying home this summer? Check out these great products gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams that will help make your backyard getaway more enjoyable...
  17. Check out more great ideas and hacks to keep the fun going all summer long...
  18. Plus, don't miss 17 Hacks for the Beach...

Before you take that next flight or hit the road on a car trip or even visit the beach, check out this roundup of 15 genius travel hacks!

You’ll save time, money and energy, plus avoid many common travel frustrations with these tips for everything from organizing your clothes in luggage, to packing toiletries and jewelry safely, to making traveling fun with games—and more!

15 Genius Summer Hacks for Road Trips from Spaceships and Laser Beams


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This food travel kit will make sure your family has all the snacks they need.

1. Food Travel Kit

From jtanddolly via DISboards.com

As someone who you really don’t want to see hangry, I love this Food Travel Kit. Customize it to suit your family’s tastes, and avoid all manner of disaster.

Use buttons to keep sets of earrings together while travelling.

2. Button Earring Holder

From The Krazy Coupon Lady

There’s almost nothing more frustrating than realizing that you’ve only got one of your favorite earrings left. That’s why this Button Earring Holder is ingenious. I can’t wait to try this one out!

3. Travel Car Organizer

From Martha Stewart

Using just a shoe bag and some organizational know-how, Martha will take your car from mayhem into tidy bliss, or at least organized chaos.

Use ziploc bags to store kids' outfits while travelling.

4. Ziploc Bag Outfit Storage

From All Things Simple

This Ziploc Bag Outfit Storage idea is great if you have really young kids, prone to getting real messy, real quick. It’s awesome to grab and go, and even if there are additional spills, all the outfits are protected in their own individual baggies. Perfect!

Use a glasses case to store cords, cables and chargers on the road.

5. Glasses Case Cord Storage

From Gurl

In today’s world, cords and cables are more important than ever, especially if you’re on a road trip. Keep all your cords in a pencil or glasses case, and you’ll be able to access them in a snap.

Use a pill box to store jewelry while you travel.

6. Pill Box Turned Jewelry Case

From Polkadot Chair

If you’re going to a conference, or a trip with lots of outfit changes and jewellery necessary, then this is a great way to keep yourself organized for each day.

This DIY Travel Entertainment pack for kids will keep kids entertained on long road trips.

7. DIY Travel Entertainment Pack for Kids

From Making of a Mom

This is an awesome do-ahead road trip hack that will save you a whole lot of grief once you’re traveling. You can even get your kids to help you pack their boxes up before you leave!

Make this DIY Road Trip I Spy game to keep kids entertained -- plus, snacks!

8. DIY Road Trip I Spy Game

From Making of a Mom

This is an awesome game if your kids aren’t quite at reading age yet. All you need for the DIY Road Trip I Spy Game are craft organizers, the free printables, and Twizzlers Bites. Sorted!

Use pegs to make a simple DIY travel toothbrush holder

9. Easy Toothbrush Holders

From Francesco Mugnai via One Crazy House

This is a great way to keep things hygienic when you’re on the road, without having to pack too much extra stuff. Just pop a couple of pegs in your bag as you leave, and you’re done.

Use sticky wrap to store necklaces and keep them from getting tangled while you travel.

10. Sticky Wrap Necklace Storage

From I Heart Naptime

This Sticky Wrap Necklace Storage is a super simple way to avoid the hassle of tangled chains and necklaces, which can be really annoying to separate!

Use a shower caddy as a meal or snack holder for kids. No more messes in the car!

11. Dollar Store Shower Caddy Food Holder

From Lookie What I Did

This Dollar Store Shower Caddy Food Holder truly is a road trip hack. Divide orders up, and keep food together simply by popping it all in a cheap shower caddy. This will (probably) stop spills too!

Use a shower cap to keep shoes from dirtying clothes in your suitcase.

12. Shower Cap Shoe Keeper

From Cosmopolitan

Keep dirty shoes off your clothes by putting them in a shower cap — an old school travel hack that works wonders. This Shower Cap Shoe Keeper is definitely worth a try, wherever you’re traveling.

Use contact holders to take travel-amounts of liquid cosmetics.

13. Liquid Cosmetic Storage Hack

From The Krazy Coupon Lady

Cosmetics can actually take up a whole lot of space if you take full-size products with you on your travels, and they might be too big to take on flights. That’s why this travel hack is so clever — keep your liquid cosmetics, especially foundation, in a contact lens case.

14. Plastic Wrap Toiletry Leak Guard

From Pop Sugar

This travel hack helps prevent spills and messes in your bag — just pop a square of plastic wrap under the lid of your cosmetics, do the lid up tightly, and you’re sorted.

Travelling with a curling iron? Take an oven mitt to prevent burning your clothes.

15. Curling Iron Oven Mitt Storage

From RealSimple, as seen on Society 19

This hack is perfect if you’re in a bit of a rush. Because oven mitts are usually heat proof, you can quickly pack your curling iron away and be out of the door in no time, even if you don’t have time to let it cool.

Staying home this summer? Check out these great products gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams that will help make your backyard getaway more enjoyable…

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  • Popsicle Molds
  • Hard Bottom Cooler
  • Original Deano Bag
  • 4-Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker
  • Easy Roll-Up Blanket
  • Sport-Brella Umbrella
  • Color Croquet Playset
  • Indoor S’mores Maker
  • Pill Organizer
  • Buffalo Check Oven Mitts
  • Contact Lens Case
  • Shower Cap
  • Supply Caddy
  • Storage Box

Check out more great ideas and hacks to keep the fun going all summer long…

Plus, don’t miss 17 Hacks for the Beach

17 hacks for the beach from Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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