When we began creating a road trip checklist for our readers here at Road Trip Ready, we initially thought we'd include only obscure items that people would be most likely to forget. But then we realized that people often forget to pack really obvious items, such as underwear, while remembering to bring the spare battery for their camcorder.
That means the most useful checklist for a road trip is one that takes a broader focus. Below, we've tried to include as many items as possible:
|Clothing||Baby and Child Items|
|Underwear||Favorite doll or teddy bear|
|Workout clothes||Changing pad|
|Jacket or sweatshirt||Hand wipes|
|Food and Drinks||Pastimes|
|Snacks for car||Frisbee|
|Snacks for hotel/campground||Ball and gloves|
|Ice chest||Nerf football|
|Car water jug||Travel games|
|Cups||Books and magazines|
|First aid kit||Toothbrush|
|Prescription medications||Dental floss|
|Sunscreen/suntan lotion||Shaving kit|
|Aloe (for sunburn)||Soap|
|Spare tire||Contact lens solution|
|Emergency car kit||Glasses cleaner|
Bonus Tip: Set important items in front of your front door (or door to the garage) the night before you leave. That way, it will be physically impossible for you to leave without them.
We hope you'll get a lot of use out of this checklist. Feel free to customize it by adding your own items on the back of this sheet.