Not to be nosy, but what do you keep in your glove compartment?

Someone once asked me this after being asked to retrieve a map.  Of course, this was long before GPS and smartphones.  After rummaging through necessities such as assorted fast food items that included straws, ketchup packets, and napkins, a leash for a dog in case I were to find a stray one and have no leash, a CD that was too good to toss in the garbage, and a plethora of other essentials, the map was nowhere to be found. 

I am sure I am not alone, but it did prompt me to make it presentable.  Out went most of my clutter, resulting in a glove box devoid of everything but vehicle registration and proof of insurance.  Determined to keep it in its pristine state, I clutched my remaining treasured items and the dog leash and turned with a smile to my storage console.  You know how this story ends.

But what items SHOULD one have in a glove box?

Invented to store gloves, important protective clothing both long ago and now in winter months, the glove box is a good place to hold items essential for safety in multiple situations.

Here at Kinship, we see it as an opportunity to keep much needed items within reach wherever you go. 

Whether it’s your UV Protection Sleevesto pop on while driving, the brace you need for running, or an extra pair of skin protection sleeves for those with fragile skin,

Kinship Comfort Brands helps you take care while on the go.

The critical stuff to keep in a car glove box

  • Medical information. Write down any medical conditions, medications and allergies for each family member in case you’re injured in an accident and can’t communicate these facts for yourself. 
  • Emergency contact numbers. These should already be programmed into your cell phone, but it’s still a good idea to have them written down. And maybe put an extra copy in your wallet, too.
  • Pen and paper. If you’re in an accident and need to exchange information, these will come in handy.
  • Proof of insurance. Having some sort of car insurance policy or proof of financial responsibility is required almost everywhere in the United States. But don’t store the car’s title (keep that at home) or registration (keep that in your wallet) in your glove compartment.
  • Owner’s manual and maintenance schedule. So you can figure out what those weird symbols on the dash mean.
  • A flashlight. To help you find that dropped French fry or straw-wrapper under the passenger seat.

(List from Nationwide Insurance)

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