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Quick Fix: Keep Toys Organized During a Road Trip

July 2, 2019 “Are we there yet?” It’s a common refrain heard on many a road trip. But an arsenal of toys and activities can help keep bored, disinterested kids entertained during a long drive. Trouble is, by the time you reach your destination — maybe even before the first rest stop! — your… Allstate https://www.allstate.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Toy-Blocks_istock.png
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“Are we there yet?” It’s a common refrain heard on many a road trip. But an arsenal of toys and activities can help keep bored, disinterested kids entertained during a long drive. Trouble is, by the time you reach your destination — maybe even before the first rest stop! — your backseat may look like a battle zone, with books on the floor, crayons in the cup holder and toys everywhere. Consider this quick fix from Martha Stewart to help create some order while you’re on the road.

Step 1: Grab a hanging shoe organizer (if you use a clear one, your kids can see what’s inside). Cut off one or two bottom rows so it’s not too long to hang from the back of the front seat.

Step 2: Measure a ribbon so it will go around the front-seat headrest. Tie each end of the ribbon to one of the holes at the top of the organizer.

Step 3: Hang the organizer on the back of the seat.

Step 4: Fill the pockets with toys, books or whatever you like!

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– [A VAN IS PARKED IN A DRIVEWAY AND THE SIDE DOOR IS OPEN. TOYS ARE SHOWN SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE.]

– [VIEW ZOOMS IN TO SHOW CLOSEUPS OF TOYS, INCLUDING MARKERS, TEETHING TOYS, JEWELRY AND STUFFED ANIMALS.]

– [AN ARM ENTERS FROM THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN AND HOLDS UP A PLASTIC SHOE ORGANIZER.]

– [VIEW CHANGE TO SHOW ARMS HOLDING THE ORGANIZER UP BEHIND THE DRIVER’S SEAT FOR MEASUREMENT.]

– [THE ORGANIZER IS PLACED ON THE GRASS AND A MAN’S ARMS ENTER FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN. THE MAN IS HOLDING SCISSORS IN THEIR LEFT HAND AND CUTS THE ORGANIZER IN HALF.]

– [VIEW CHANGES TO SHOW THE INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE BEHIND THE DRIVER’S SEAT.]

– [HANDS HOLDING A SPOOL OF BLUE RIBBON ENTER. THE HANDS TAKE THE RIBBON AND WRAP IT LOOSELY AROUND THE HEADREST. THE RIBBON IS THEN CUT TO SIZE.]

– [THE ORGANIZER ENTERS THE SCREEN. HANDS TAKE ONE END OF THE RIBBON AND LOOP IT THROUGH A HOLE ON ONE END OF THE ORGANIZER. THE HANDS TIE THE END OF THE RIBBON IN A KNOT.]

– [HANDS LOOP THE REMAINING RIBBON AROUND THE HEADREST. THE OTHER END OF THE RIBBON IS LOOPED THROUGH A HOLE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ORGANIZER. THE HANDS TIE THE END OF THE RIBBON IN A KNOT.]

– [TOYS ARE SHOWN BEING PLACED INTO THE ORGANIZER POCKETS.]

– [VIEW ZOOMS ON THE ORGANIZER. EACH POCKET IS FILLED WITH A CHILD’S TOYS AND ITEMS.]

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– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: Quick Fix

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