The Mazda 2 is an excellent vehicle for using during the week and for trips away at the weekend. Although it’s not an SUV or crossover, it can still carry a decent amount of luggage for a family excursion. The key to getting the most out of a more modest sized boot is to rethink how you would pack a boot. In this article, we will look at three helpful tips that will help you to pack more in a smaller space on your next trip away.
Always Pack Early
If your car is parked in a secure location, it’s always a good idea to plan some time to pack your car early. The day before a trip is ideal and this will give you plenty of time to follow the rest of these tips. When you rush packing your boot, you may lose vital space, and you could even damage some of your stuff.
Organisation is Key
Before a single item is packed in the boot, it’s vital to know what you are going to pack first. Lists are fine, but they don’t really give you an exact impression of the dimensions of the stuff that you want to pack in the boot. Get your family to bring to the garage or near the front door everything that they would like to take on the trip. To cut down on the work set some ground rules early, such as two toys per child, one case of clothes each and one device to use in the car, this will vary according to your specific circumstances. Then survey the pile of stuff that you need to take and cluster together any objects that are similar in shape, size or weight. Anything fragile or soft should be kept separate so that they can be put on top.
Start from the Bottom Up
Now you can start to pack, take heavy items of a similar shape and used them to create a second floor in your boot space. Then as you layer your packing upwards, move on to progressively lighter items. The very top layer of luggage should be your lightest and fragile items and any items that you made need to get in a hurry, such as coats, blankets, and baby changing bags, etc. When you’re packing, don’t leave too many gaps and pack as tightly as you can to avoid lateral movement while driving.
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