How to Make a Long Commute Pass Quickly

No one enjoys a long car ride. Whether you’re with someone or if you’re travelling alone, long car rides can be dull, boring, and can truly ruin your day. For the driver, long drives can even be enough to make one fall asleep at the wheel. If you want to avoid this, then look below for a comprehensive guide that will detail how to make long commutes pass quickly.

Bring a Friend

If you have an appointment that’s a few towns over then you can easily bring a friend who is willing to help you pass the time. By just having someone to talk to, the time will pass so much quick and not only this, but you’ll have less chances of falling asleep at the wheel because the person driving with you can keep you occupied.

Play Some Music

If you’re driving alone, then playing some upbeat music can be the difference between your drive feeling like five hours or one hour. If you’re with another person, then you can spend the drive singing and dancing with your friend and/or loved one so that in almost no time, you’ll be at your destination.

Play the License Plate Game

If you haven’t heard of the license plate game then you haven’t truly lived. Of course, it should be played with another person in the car, but here’s how it goes:

The last three characters on a license plate are letters. For each one of these letters, you come up with a word so that the final product is a full sentence. If, say, the last three letters of a license plate are “AYS”, you could make the sentence, “Are you serious.”

This game is a great way to pass time whether you’re alone, with a friend, or with your children.

Bring Food

One of the worst things about a long car ride is when you run out of food, or when you’re bored and you have to sit, or drive, the entire time with nothing to do. If you bring some healthy snacks then you’ll have the opportunity to catch up on some nutrients that you’d be missing out on and you’ll have something to do.

Bring a Book

If you’re the passenger of a car and you’re expecting to have a very long car ride in front of you then you can always bring a book; after all, the most common complaint that people have about reading is that they don’t have enough time. With a long car ride, you have plenty of time to read the rest of that novel you’ve been putting off or to begin reading a whole new one!

Long car rides will be some of the most boring times of your life. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, there are several ways in which you can try to make the time pass quicker, from bringing food and a book in the car to playing a fun car game.
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Keep Your Car Clean With These 4 Easy Tips

If you use your car every day, you’ll notice that garbage and dirt can quickly accumulate and make it embarrassing to have company ride with you. Of course you can take it to get a professional detail, but this takes time to schedule and can cost a lot of money. Thankfully, with these easy tips you’ll keep your car cleaner without dishing out a bunch of cash.

Don’t Eat in Your Car

The fact of the matter is that eating tends to be messy, and since you usually only eat in the car if you’re in a rush, the other fact of the matter is that most of us don’t clean up after ourselvesman eating and getting stain on tie very often. If you eat in your car, it’s practically guaranteed that there will be wrappers, stains, and crumbs, and that’s just more of a mess to clean because you’ll never actually feel like doing it.

Knock Your Shoes/Boots before Entering

If you live in a place that has rain, slush, or mud very frequently (like Olympia!) it’s hard to avoid getting your flooring dirty. However, you can at least make sure that as little of it gets into your car as possible, by simply knocking your footwear before stepping into the vehicle. Just sit in the seat real quick and kick your boots together and bam, you’re already diminishing the amount of dirt that gets in your car. Another option is to buy all weather floor mats that are made of rubber. These are easy to take out and wash off, keeping your flooring clean and stain free.

Clean up Spills as soon as they Happen

What’s worse than a spill? A spill that stains. The longer it takes you to clean up a mess after you make it, the longer it will take to get it out later, if you can even get it out at all. Not to mention the fact that it could make your car smell significantly worse depending on what it is you spill. Either way, it’s definitely in your best interests to just clean up the messes you make as soon as you make them. It’s a lot less long run hassle. Keep wet wipes or paper towels and bottled water in your car so you can clean up a spill right after it happens. A lot of the time water will clean up your spill if you catch it early enough.

Car garageUse a Garage

This one may seem obvious, but the garage is what keeps a car mostly safe from the elements. Why risk something bad happening in regards to wind, rain, or worse if you could avoid all of that entirely? A garage, if you have one, was literally designed for the sole purpose of keeping your car safe. Not using it is really just asking for trouble, and you won’t be able to blame anyone but yourself if something happens.

In the end, keeping your car clean can be a major pain, but it can also be pretty simple if you take some preventative measures. Just make things as simple as they can be and you won’t have to clean up as much as you normally would.

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