Summer vacations are upon us…Aren’t you glad!? I know I sure am. Even though it’s a lot of work to go away and I’m more exhausted when I come home than when I left, I still absolutely LOVE to get away with my family. I try to do whatever I can to make our trip more enjoyable for all…including me. One thing that I enjoy is a neat mini van during our travels.
Things can already be chaotic enough with six of us in a mini van for 6 or more hours at a time so anything to calm the chaos is good. In my 12 week organizing series I showed you some mini-van organizing ideas and have tweaked one of those to make our next trip better.
I showed you how I used a shoe bag to organize my kids “stuff” in the van.
This worked well but the kids needed their own storage space…more than just the one “shoe spot”. So, I looked for some material to make them each their own seat bag.
I had some fleece on hand so I just cut 4 rectangles, one for each bag.
I folded the fleece in half and sewed up each side.
Then I cut another piece for the strap that goes around the headrest and a strap to keep the bag closed.
I attached the straps and then sewed on a button to keep them closed. By using the fleece, I didn’t have to hem anything and don’t have to worry about it unraveling.
The kids are enjoying having their OWN bags and it’s keeping the car a little neater and I’m loving that!