These 7 Car Road Trip Essentials Are All You Need to Hit the Road

Taking a road trip can be super fun if you plan ahead. I know I like to get all my snacks prepped before stuffing the card with everything to ensure that I am full and ready for a long drive.

If you're planning on hitting the open road soon, you definitely want to make sure you have some of these items on your check list. From a washing bag to the perfect sized mini-fridge for your food and drinks, you're going to want these items assisting you on your next road adventure.

1. Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag

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Wash your clothes on the go! If you find yourself with a kiddo that's had an accident or maybe you need to freshen up but can't seem to find a wash station anywhere, this is seriously for you.

This portable laundry system is bringing back the old school washboard in a brand new way. You just fill this bad boy up with water and detergent and scrub away. Toss it around and rub it together so the internal Scrubba nodules can scrub those clothes clean.

Once you're done, hang to dry! This small and efficient washer machine is just $49.94.

2. Bentgo All-in-One Stackable Lunch/Bento Box


This bento box is perfect for being on the road. You can store different snacks in multiple compartments and it even includes silverware.

You can pop this open on your rest stop or have the little ones snacking on it while kickin' it in the back seat. Pack all of your road trip necessities in this bento box for just $14.99.

3. MIER Insulated Double Casserole Carrier Thermal Lunch Tote

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Once you've got the bento box, you're going to need to store it somewhere to maintain the temperature. This car cooler is great for storing packaged food, fruits, veggies and more.

With the expandable layer, you can keep things cool in one section and warm in the other. This perfect for maintaining your foods on the road and it only costs $23.99.

4. Yeti Rambler

Yeti Rambler

If you're about to embark on a long road trip, the last thing you want to worry about is that coffee going cold. Enjoy the perks of a hot coffee for an extended period of time with this YETI Rambler.

This cup will keep your coffee piping hot and your tea ice cold! No need to refill on your trip and it only costs you $29.99.

5. Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer

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This is taking mini-fridge to a whole new level. While it doesn't store an entire pack of sodas and Capri Suns, this fridge is just perfect for a road trip. This cooler system can up to six cans of 12-ounce sodas and easily plugs into a car outlet or car cigarette adapter.

And did I mention that it can also keep your food warm? That's right. You can easily switch from cool to warm in a matter of thirty minutes. This super sleek high tech cooler is just $43.99.

6. Car Garbage Can by Drive Auto Products 

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Although you definitely want this in your car at all times, it is crucial to have a trash can for a road trip. With long drives ahead, the last thing you want to do is stop to throw things away little by little. This trash bin will allow you to store all of your throw away items and then simply bag them up and throw it out all at once.

This trash container comes with sacks for you to throw out while also being a make-shift lunch box. Yay for more food storage! You can get this now for just $14.97.

7. Shout Wipe & Go, Portable Stain Treater Towelettes

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Where there are road trips, there are spills! Stock up on these towelettes to tackle those stains while you're in between drives. You can get this pack for just $12.99.

Make sure you're fully stocked on all of your road trip necessities! You can never be too prepared.