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Getting Ready for a Summer Road Trip - #PGDetailsMatter


This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.


Now that the kids are officially out of school, there are a few things that I love doing. As you may know, I’m a big fan of road trips, and I’m also a big fan of crafting. Those are actually 2 things that actually relax me. I ’m pretty weird like that. I’m one of those who can drive for very long distances and be comfortable behind the wheel. However having a car full of kids isn’t always fun. When they’re not complaining about the other, I can almost always expect my car to not only look trashed at the end of our trip, but also not smell so great either. So what do I do before we go on our trip? How do we get ready for the summer?


Laundry:

Well first of all I head to my local Costco to stock up on summer Procter & Gamble household essentials. When you have kids you know that it’s obvious that they’re going to have dirty laundry. You don’t want to travel with dirty laundry which can not only smell horrible, but who doesn’t want clean clothing? How do I keep my clothing smelling fresh? Well I use Tide Pods, because not only does 1 pod clean an entire load of laundry, it eliminates me using too much detergent, and even my oldest can do his own laundry because there’s no measuring.  I also use Downy Unstopables because they boost the scent and make our clothes smell so much better. And you can’t ever forget your Downy  April Fresh fabric softener, which also makes your clothes extra soft and once again, don’t forget the smell.


Get Your Car Ready:

Take your car to your mechanic and get it serviced before taking long road trips. You don’t want to be caught on the highway with a problem. GPS Check! Snacks Check! Air Freshener Check! Air Freshener you said? Yes, being in a car for hours on end with kids can not only take a toll, but they can also leave your car stinking as well. I’m talking about stinky feet and food. I always make sure that we have Febreze Car Vent Clips so that my car always have that clean fresh smell.


Snacks and Activities:

Now you’re going to want to make sure that you’re stocked up on snacks for the kids. You don’t want to stop every hour to grab something to eat. If you have a mini cooler, add a few drinks and some sandwiches, which you can keep cold. This will eliminate the need to stop, unless of course you’re going to the bathroom. Snacks of course sometimes means having a mess so I always make sure to have a roll of paper towels handy. Just like it cleans up the messes from our craft activities, it cleans up spills and messes when we’re on the road as well. Nothing beats the power of Bounty Advanced.

So while those are ways we get ready, as you can see Procter & Gamble products not only help us with our preparation but they’re also products we use in our daily household needs. So when you’re getting ready, head to your local Costco and stock up on your own summer essential needs.

Let’s discuss: How do you get ready for road trips, and which household product do you use the most? 

Annmarie John
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  1. When we go on road trips, I make sure to stock up on wipes, paper towels, and plenty of snacks. If you're full of food and the car is clean, you're golden.

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    1. Those are all great road trip essentials. I know that I couldn't survive without snacks for sure.

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  2. I love Tide Pods. It's so convenient to just toss them them into the washer!

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    1. Oh they most certainly are. I can't live without them.

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  3. I wish I could do febreze. It smells beautiful but I am allergic.

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  4. Costco has it all. It's great for stocking up on paper products and cleaners. I love Costco.

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    1. Oh I just LOVE Costco myself too. I get most of my household essential needs there.

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  5. These are all fabulous tips, especially since road trips are not something I handle well. Making sure our house is clean before we head out is always an absolute must.

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    1. Oh that is most certainly a must for us as well. There's nothing better than having a clean home.

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  6. Looks like you are ready for a summer road trip! All of the items that are prepared!

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    1. Oh we most certainly are. How do you prepare?

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  7. We don't do road trips! Sadly we don't have a car but oh how. I do love them! As for household products I love Tide and those unstoppables! So fantastic! - Jeanine

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    1. Whenever you do get a car, I suggest taking one. You're going to love it. We can't live without our Tide and Unstoppables either.

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  8. It really is nice get clean up the car and have it smelling nice before big trips. We do really like using Bounty Advanced paper towels!

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    1. Aren't they the best! They sure do clean up our messes quite easily too, and oh yes about the car. I actually like it smelling nice ALL the time.

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  9. We're taking a road trip to Canada next month. I'll definitely need to stock up on paper towels before we go. We seem to use those the most.

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    1. We did a Canada road trip almost 3 years ago and it was fun although we did it in the winter. I'm hoping to do it again in the summer next time.

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  10. We definitely prepare more for road trips now that we ever did before since we have kids. I love to keep paper towels and baby wipes on hand for messy accidents!

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    1. Those are excellent products to have on hand.

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  11. This is a great list for getting ready for a road trip. I have actually never thought about bringing along laundry supplies and bring a large black trash bag for dirty clothes lol. I'll have to check out those new Bounty paper towels. We go through so much of that in this house!

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    1. Those Tide Pods are great for traveling. Since you don't have to measure it's great.

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  12. I have to give it to Febreze for making my trips smooth and comfortable, it was always so convenient to pin it on that part of the car.I'll be sure to drop by at a nearby Costco for some of my needs!

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    1. Oh I just love Febreze and all their products. I use their air effects in our home as well. Just love that clean fresh smell.

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  13. It certainly is nice to be ready for a road trip ahead of time.
    You guys look well stocked and ready.

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    1. Oh yes it is and we always prepare way ahead of time.

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  14. Sheesh, I want to road trip with you! It's one of my favorite things too, and I have to stop myself from it a lot because if left to my own devices, I'd go on two a week!
    Paper towel. We go through that the most. Bounty over here!

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    1. Oh we just love them and do them EVERY summer! This year we're planning on heading to Disneyland and Texas for Six Flags. We can't wait. You should totally do one with us one of these days.

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  15. I love the detergent pods because they take up so little space. Who wants to travel with jugs of detergent??

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    1. Oh I surely don't and those Tide Pods are amazing!!

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  16. I write a list to make sure I don't forget the essentials. I do take a little bottle of febreze to spray in public restrooms. Crazy, but true, lol. Don't leave home w/o it. :)

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    1. Oh I've never done that but I can imagine how much nicer the bathrooms will smell with Febreze.

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  17. We JUST went on a road trip and brought the pods with us. So convenient!

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    1. Aren't they? I'm sure they were invented for road trips!

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  18. Snacks are very important especially if you have kids around. I love summer road trips, very fun.

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    1. Oh you most certainly can't go on a road trip with kids and not bring snacks along.

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