There are certain items that I have found I need when I travel. Number one, I always need hand wipes. I usually carry a container of wipes like this in my car.
This seems like it would be an adequate solution, but the problem for me was that I could never find them. They were always rolling around somewhere in the car, and I couldn't reach them when I needed one. I decided to make it my mission to organize a tote for keeping up with my hand wipes and other items that I need when I travel.
One of those is extra drinking straws. Maybe I'm just unlucky or something, but it seems like every time after I stop in at a fast food drive through, then pull back into traffic there are no straws included in the bag of food that I just purchased. Having extra straws in my tote will come in handy, I'm sure. Another item that I added to my tote that others may or may not need is eye drops. Along with my prescription eye drops, I use over the counter eye drops all throughout the day because of a problem I have with limited tear production. I need eye drops with me where ever I go, and when I'm driving my eyes seem to be extra sensitive.
This is how I filled my road trip tote, and I think it will be very helpful to me on the front seat beside me, especially when I'm traveling alone.
And with the lid to the tote securely latched there will be no more hand wipes rolling around in the car floor! If you want to make a road trip tote you may have other items that are helpful to you when traveling. I'd love to hear any ideas you have for making travel easier!