27 Products That’ll Help Make Your Car Your Sanctuary When You Just Need To Get Out Of The House For A Second

27 Products That’ll Help Make Your Car Your Sanctuary When You Just Need To Get Out Of The House For A Second

“I’ll be in my office.” —you, as you leave your house to go sit in the car…away from the people you “love”.

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1.

An inflatable backseat mattress so you can rest in total solitude, away from the stress your children/roommates/pets/thoughts can make you feel — just a quiet, warm place where you can rest your head.


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It comes with one air mattress, two inflatable pillows, one inflator/deflator pump, one repair kit, and one storage bag.

Promising Review: “Fit perfectly Into my two-door car! It was surprisingly more comfy than I excepted! Perfect because I’m always traveling on the road for work. It was also extremely easy to set up!” —June

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

2.

An essential oil diffuser that easily clips on to your vent and fills your car with the calming aromas you need when you want a little relaxation.


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Promising review: “High quality! I was not expecting such a hearty piece of hardware! Came with plenty of little pads. The clasp has a built-in magnet and a slight clip to it so it has a good stronghold closed. Also, the clips that attach to the vent are built solid too. Beautiful designs on front. I put a few drops of oil on mine and put it in my car and the whole car is scented! It comes in a cute little package perfect for gifts. We will be buying again for our second car and as gifts! 100% recommend! —Alaina

Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.99 (comes with 12 felt scent pads).

3.

A sun, glare, and UV ray protecting sunshade designed of a mesh fabric that’ll leave your car cooler and with a bit more shade.


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Promising review: “These shades work great. With a freshly cleaned window, they stick to the glass quickly, even in Arizona. They fold up easily and stay on indefinitely.”—Brad

Get it from Amazon for $11.97+ (available in sets of two and four).

4.

A handy little in-car dip clip perfect for all the dinner parties you plan on hosting at your new favorite restaurant.


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Promising review: “I love these!!! The part that grips on to your vent, is actually a very tough cushion that keep the weight of the Saucemote with ketchup container, from sliding down. I usually now keep one in my Jeep and a second in my purse for use when I’m in someone else’s car!” —Gillian

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.05. There’s also a very handy french fry holder you might want to consider.

5.

A sturdy one-piece steering wheel desk that fits your laptop so you can get your work done — or sit in silence and binge-watch whatever you damn well want.


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Promising review: “As an outside sales rep, I sometimes feel like I live in my car. This dual-purpose tray is a must-have if you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less awkward way to eat (and avoid wearing) your lunch. It’s nice that both sides are functional — a food tray complete with a cup holder on one side, and a smooth flat writing surface on the other. You won’t have to worry about getting grease or food residue on your paperwork! Also works well with small laptops or your iPad. Made of high-impact plastic, it won’t melt or warp if you leave it sitting in your hot car… virtually indestructible. I can’t imagine how I lived without one of these for so many years!” —Mike

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

6.

A console side organizer that’ll not only fill that crevice that manages to suck in all your french fries but it’ll also hold all your stuff — its pockets can collect your change, keep your phone safe, and even hold your coffee if you want it to.


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Promising review: “I put this in last night and went to work today and everything was perfect. I did have to install the foam spacers (included) to make it a really snug fit. It would have still worked without it but I like things perfect. So now the coins go in the coin pocket and my keys and other work-related accessories go in the bigger pocket. This is one of the best cheap life hacks you can get if you’re a car person and/or just like being organized and neat.” —R

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available with or without cupholder)

7.

A universal air-vent magnetic car mount to hold your cell phone while you’re driving, using it to navigate, or watching that YouTube video everyone is talking about while you’re parked down the block.


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Promising review: “One of the best purchases I have ever made. Seriously. I have an iPhone 6 Plus, and it attaches onto the mount very firmly. The mount also attaches firmly into my air vent. No jiggling or slipping. I can touch, swipe, etc., on my phone screen without any risk of the phone falling or sliding.” —Susie

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

8.

A memory foam, non-slip seat cushion perfect for making you feel like you’re relaxing on the sofa, a sofa for one away from everyone.


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Promising review: “Works great, helps to relieve some pressure from sitting. This is a great memory foam cushion for office chairs or your couch. You really can feel the difference. This is thick and feels like it will last for a really long time. I’ve been using mine for a couple of weeks and already feel a little better. The cover is removable for washing, and the stitching is done really well. I recommend this to anyone who has to sit for more than a few hours.” —phillygirl

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

9.

An electric fleece blanket that easily plugs into your car so you’ll stay warm, in the event that you find yourself “needing space” in the middle of the night when it’s a little chilly.


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Promising review: “My family and dogs love these electric car blankets. I bought five of these and gave them out as Christmas gifts. My small dog loves the heated blanket on cold days. The first one I bought lasted about five years before it came up missing — I somehow think my kids had something to do with that!!! 😉” —Randy Powers

Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in five colors).

10.

A dual USB, cigarette adapter car charger so you can basically have a full-on electronic set-up in your auto.


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Promising review: “Nice looking charger. The metal housing makes it feel solid, not cheap like the plastic ones. Does what it’s supposed to do.” —Sweetlife

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

11.

A safe to use and pretty fool-proof portable lithium car battery jump you’ll need when you inevitably kill your battery from charging up all your devices in your new “vacation home.”


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Promising review: “This thing has saved my bacon (and some other people) several times! I must have a battery going bad in my full-sized Chevy van with a big V8 engine. Several times I have turned the key and the engine will not crank. I hooked up this wonderful gadget and the van starts right up. I can have it started in about two minutes time from when I find out the battery is dead. Just this week a motorcyclist battery was dead at the gas station I was filling up at. I said no worries friend. I got out the NOCO and we jumped his motorcycle in a jiffy. He was very appreciative and I was happy to help a stranger in distress out. This thing just plain works and it holds its charge for a long time. I could not be happier with it.” —J Kessler

Get it from Amazon for $98.94.

12.

A pack of cable clips designed to easily attach to nearly any surface and make reaching for your charging cords super easy.


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Promising review: “If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy, and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!” —Mike

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97

13.

A USB essential oil diffuser and humidifier so your car can turn into the spa you know it can be — just needs you to bring one of your favorite face masks.


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Promising review: “Okay, so yes, this takes up a cup holder, but seriously it diffuses PERFECTLY! I love the settings of 30-sec mist or continuous mist. It hooks up to my USB port in my van, and it actually fills my van up with the scent of the oil pretty quick. I love that this doesn’t have a filter stick to replace.” —-x4HauLau

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

14.

A set of car seat gap fillers to put an end to the french fry graveyard that is the space between your center console and your seat.


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Promising review: “When these were originally shown on Shark Tank several years ago, I immediately went online and purchased a set. When it was time to purchase a replacement set, I tried some that were leather and another set made of a different material. I sent both back. These original Drop Stop Seat Gap Fillers are the only ones that work for large SUVs. They are fuller for those bigger gaps and extend longer past the seat belt buckle which is where most items fall into the gap when in an SUV. And in my SUV, if things fall into that gap, it is very difficult to access and get them out even from behind and under the seat. These completely block the gap all the way from the front edge of the seat to way back past that buckle. Yes, things will stick to the material, but can easily be cleaned by pulling up on them without completely removing them and using a hand-held or car wash vacuum to suction. I absolutely, 100% recommend this original version.” —MississippiMom

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

15.

A pair of seatback headrest hanger hooks perfect for keeping your purse at hand’s reach.


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Promising review: “I ordered a pair of these hooks for my wife’s car so she’d have places to hang her waste bin, purse, and other bags. They went on with a quick snap. And they have stayed in place with no issues.” —Bassman

Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

16.

A pretty awesome car power inverter complete with two AC outlets, two USB charging ports, a car adapter, and a car cigarette lighter socket — plus it fits right in your cup holder!


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Promising review: “Out of the four inverters I have, this is the best. It charges both of my phones, my GPS, and laptop all at once, no issues. The fan is a little loud but that comes with the territory. The inverter part can be turned off independently and you can still use the USB and 12v ports without the inverter and fan noise.” —Shane Boor

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

17.

A 1.85-gallon trashcan designed with adjustable straps so it can be attached to your center consol, a waterproof interior, and to be totally leakproof!


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Promising review: “This is a very convenient addition to my car and fits perfectly without being in the way of passengers in the second-row seating area. I highly recommend it. Fits easily in vehicles that have a center armrest in the front passenger seating area. Universal fit.” —Paula D. Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

18.

A twistable memory-foam travel pillow you can mold and shape into whatever form you need to stay comfy.


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Promising review: “I use this thing for the car and in bed to support my neck. This was worth every. single. cent! My hubs wants one too, so maybe purchasing another soon. Also, the gray cover comes off (zipper) so that you can wash. I mean… that’s just awesome!” —Brittney

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

19.

A two-cup attachable tray so you have plenty of space for your coffee, water, phone, sunnies, food, whatever — the best part is, it fits right into your current cup holder.


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Promising review: “This thing is da bomb!!! Fits perfectly in my 2019 Dodge Ram and puts everything at the right level. From my shades to my chicken nuggets and Coca-Cola it makes my highway commute go so much smoother.” —RJ

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

20.

A sparkling crystal rhinestone push-start border sticker so you can start the process of redecorating your home away from home.


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Promising review: “This is very well made for the price. The metal is thick and sturdy, and it is easy to mount. I expected it to be flexible and flimsy and was pleasantly surprised and how nice it was and it wasn’t over the top bling.” —Ari

Get it from Amazon for $6.98 (available in two colors).

21.

A strong but delicate car duster that’s great at absorbing water and helping you clean up the mess you might be making while you sit back in solitude.


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Promising review: “This fits in the storage compartment in my car, between the seats, and I love being able to whip it out whenever the dust starts to show on my black dashboard.” —MK AZ

Get it from Amazon $6.55 (available in two colors).

22.

And on that note an amazing all-purpose cleaner that’s most effective at helping you clean those disgusting messes you’ve managed to get the inside of your car into.


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Promising review: “I have kids (8 and 3 years old). They have destroyed my back seat. Spilled chocolate milk, vomit, melted chocolate, dropped fries, dropped ice cream, spilled Gatorade — you name it, it has been spilled in my back seat. I was to the point of accepting my backseat would forever be a disgusting wasteland. Then I stumbled upon this product and y’all…Y’ALL IT WORKS! I almost cried when I sprayed it on, ran a detail brush over it, wiped it away with the cloth, and the stains were GONE. No scrubbing for 30 minutes. No ‘leave to set for 15 minutes’. No carpet cleaner required. Just spray, scrub, wipe, and it takes everything off. I am now cleaning EVERYTHING with this stuff. It is AMAZING! An absolute MUST for any parent. 100% will buy again.” —Rachel

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

23.

A Bluetooth FM Transmitter so even if your car doesn’t have Bluetooth to help you connect your devices it can now.


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Promising review: “Wow that’s all I can say about this. I have a wired FM transmitter and was worried about losing audio quality through Bluetooth but that’s not the case here. It’s easy to set up, works for music and audio calls, and also charges your phone at the same time so you’re not losing your cigarette lighter or charging option. Everybody who needs something like this should at least try it out. I don’t take mine in and out of the lighter so I have had no issues with durability.” —Brotha Dave

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three colors).

24.

A super durable car seat protector and organizer designed with a tablet holder, five back pockets for storage and snacks, and two front pockets for easy access to your essentials.


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Promising review: “It’s made very well, no unfinished seams, no loose threads. And fits the seat precisely. It is large enough to protect the entire under-the-car-seat area and the kick backseat organizer will fit all their gear! The fabric seems very cleanable with a damp cloth and soap.” —Cruise Mom

Get it from Amazon for $24.77.

25.

A set of interior LED lights that’ll have your car lookin’ like the club you hated going to but all of a sudden miss because you can’t go.


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Promising review: “Super easy to install, got done in 10 minutes. I was surprised to see the results — they were just perfect. Super easy to pair with the phone app as well. Overall a product worth the money.” —Pradeep Kumar Ravilla

Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

26.

A cupholder adapter designed with an open slot so you can fit your mugs with handles into your cupholder!


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Promising review: “This cup holder absolutely fits in a 2019 Tacoma, which is great because none of the twelve cup holders will accommodate an actual coffee mug. Seems fairly secure with the help of the cozie that comes with it. Fits nicely in the front console cupholders without too much wiggling. The pic shows my Hydro Flask fitting with just a bit of room left over. I feel that this will be enough to stabilize it.” —the delta druid

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

27.

And a very handy car vacuum meant specifically to get into every crevice and pick up any mess you might leave when you’re snacking in silence.


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Includes a filter, extension hose, brush attachment, and crevice attachment.

Promising review: “This little vacuum packs a punch when it comes to cleaning your car. It’s powerful enough to pick up pebbles, plywood splinters, leaves, and sand. Yeah, it’s been a while since I cleaned my car. I used mostly the crevice wand because the suction was more defined. The brush was good for dash but seemed like it lost suction for rug cleaning. I took before and after because I wanted to be sure it worked well. Amazing!! Totally worth it!! Keep this baby in your car for quick cleanups on the go.” —It’sJustMe

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two colors).

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