Monday night I purchased my very first car at the ripe old age of 22 (well, almost—my birthday is next Friday so CLOSE ENOUGH) and I'm pretty pumped about it. Naturally, I had to go out today and buy a million (read: maybe 10) things to make it feel like my car and not a rental or a loaner.
  1. Febreze air vent clips
    Because it didn't smell like much of anything and I'm a sucker for good scents. Candles are my jam.
  2. A tiny trash can
    Because I didn't want to start collecting trash everywhere already and there's no spot in the glove compartment to just hook a plastic bag.
  3. Hand wipes
    Because you never know when you might need them. They fit perfectly in the side door cup holder.
  4. Disinfectant wipes
    Same as above, but they didn't fit in the side door so regular cup holder it is for now I gueeeess.
  5. Rain-x rain repellent spray
    Because I don't want streaky windows that get all smudgey in the rain, duh.
  6. A 13ft aux cord
    So anyone in the car can be in charge of the music. But for some reason it doesn't work. I guess that's what I get for buying one from FiveBelow. 😋
  7. A 10ft lightning cable
    So anyone in the car can charge their iPhone. This one is also from FiveBelow but seems to work fine so idk what's up.
  8. 2 cheap blankets
    One from Walmart for $2.50 to line the trunk and one from FiveBelow for—you guessed it—$5 that's a little more plush to actually use as a blanket.
  9. A small notebook and 2 pens
    To keep track of important car-related things. Or if I just need to write something down while I'm in the car. Idk, it just seemed important.
  10. A pair of scissors
    The heavy duty kind that can cut through that awful plastic packaging. I've needed scissors in the car multiple times, and my mom has always kept a pair, so it seemed like the right thing to do. Also could work for self defense if I was super desperate I guess??
  11. When possible, everything I bought was either black, white, or gray
    Because my car is all black (inside and out) and I wanted to keep that vibe going strong. 👌🏻