Whether you are taking turns with neighbors shuttling kids to school or you have a car full of kids that you are dropping off and picking up at afterschool activities and sports, being part of a carpool can get hectic. But with busy schedules comes the need for a carpool. So here are a few tips to keep your car and everyone’s gear organized while they are in the car. Grab yourself another cup of coffee and get going because you are going to rock this carpool duty!
Organize the gear- Grab a few hooks with suction cups on the back and attach these to the car windows. I’ve always had luck finding these hooks at the dollar store. Place the hooks low on the window so the driver’s view is not obstructed and have kids can hang their bookbags on the hooks. This way, they can keep their bags off the floor. This hack is perfect for a little extra room, especially if kids are carrying multiple backs or the weather outside is wet and messy. Now the kids’ bags will stay dry and clean and your car won’t be a mess.
Always be on time- You’ll never be late for your carpool duty with this hack. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you when you need to leave each day. Don’t set the alarm when you have to be at the location but when you have to leave the house. Even if you are busy or distracted, when the alarm on the phone goes off, you know it’s time to leave. Now you won’t be late or rushed for pickup.