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Packing the car and setting off on holiday can be a chaotic experience, with a recent survey of more than 1,000 UK drivers by Toyota showing that almost 10% of holidaymakers have had to turn back because they’ve forgotten something every time they’ve gone on holiday.
So, what are we forgetting? The items most likely to be left at home are:
The cause of our forgetfulness? Lack of organisation, with 32% saying that they didn’t write a list of items to pack.
In addition to leaving things behind, over-packing is a common problem. This could impact driving safety with belongings restricting the view through the rear window or side windows. Many also admitted to not doing any safety checks before leaving, like topping up oil and water levels, checking tyre condition or even filling up with fuel.
Forgotten items, delayed journey starts, and a packed driving cabin can all lead to a stressful holiday journey, inevitably causing arguments. Unsurprisingly, navigation issues and getting lost tops the list of the main reasons behind a fight, followed by:
So, to help reduce your stress and ensure your holiday gets off to a good start, here are some tips for packing your car for your trip:
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