If you’re a MINI car owner in Orlando, FL, you understand the perils of efficiently packing your compact car for a big road trip. Even though your car is great on gas mileage, finding innovative ways to store your belongings can be sometimes difficult. Never fear! Here are some tips on how Orlando, FL drivers can effectively pack their vehicles for a road trip from our trusted MINI dealership.

Create a Packing List

Before you start loading items into your car, it helps to make a list of all of your essential possessions. Only include things that you and your family can’t live without or are imperative for your trip in Florida or across state lines, including clothes, snacks for the road, and shelter (such as a tent if you plan on camping).

How to Pack Your MINI

It’s all about how you use the space that’s available to you. Put your suitcases and luggage in the trunk. You can then use an over-the-seat hanger to store smaller items that you want to keep accessible, including water and snacks. To take advantage of your car’s roof, opt for a roof rack. You can put your tent, camping chairs, and other big items on there so it won’t cramp the interior of your car. If you plan on bringing bicycles, we suggest utilizing a bike rack that attaches to the back of your MINI Hardtop 4 Door.

If you and your family are looking forward to a fun camping trip this fall near Oviedo, FL, learn how to pack your MINI car like a pro! Contact us to learn more tricks of the trade—we have plenty! And don’t forget to browse our MINI parts center to pick out goodies that will optimize your cargo-carrying needs.