A reusable trash bag for your car isn’t exactly essential, but I always keep this one handy — it’s great for tissues (especially now that it’s allergy season!), used post-it notes, etc. — and it keeps everything out of sight until you can empty it. (I would advise against, um, POURING YOUR COFFEE into the bag as shown in the photo, even though the description says it’s leakproof.) I loop the adjustable strap around my car’s gear shift on the passenger side, but the product photos show the other places you can put it (hanging behind the passenger headrest, etc.).
Even if you don’t need something like this for daily use, it would be great for road trips — you could empty it at each stop. And the lining is washable, in case something messy gets on it. You could also use this as a “car essentials” bag, for a long trip or otherwise — use the main compartment and mesh outer pockets for tissue packs, phone charger blocks, snacks, first aid items, and so on.
The bag seems sturdy and well made, too. (A friend who recently rode in my car said it looks like a camera bag, so it’s also not hideous.)
The bag comes in both black and beige in 2-gallon and 3-gallon sizes (I have the 2-gallon) and is $14.97 at Amazon (and there’s a coupon for 10% off).
Readers, do tell: What are your favorite car accessories and supplies, for storage or other uses? Do you carry a first aid kit or other emergency kit?
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