When Your Car is Your Office – 5 Tips

Photo of a car office organizer and a person working on a laptop in the backseat

Make the Most of Your Mobile Office

If you’re like most digital nomads you rely on your vehicle for work. Whether it is traveling to and from sales meetings, driving for a living, or doing remote work online; more and more Americans are using their car as a mobile office. Uber and Lyft Drivers, Real Estate Agents, Consultants, I’m looking at you! Use these tips to make the most of your car, you might be surprised at how much more productive you can become with the right tools.

1. Power Up Your Tech

Your tech uses power, there’s no getting around that. As most of us have learned, it’s not always the best idea to use your car as a power source for all the tech you need to do your work. Instead, opt for a portable power generator. Better yet, choose a solar powered generator. It’s better for the environment and for your wallet. This Solar Powered Generator packs a wallop at 250WH. With this kind of power you can supply a 25W notebook for 8 hours and an 8W LED lamp for 25 hours. This energy storage box has a 15V4A adapter, which takes about 4-5 hours to fully charge. Built with a car adapter, this is perfect for powering up your car office.

2. Create an Inviting Space

Creating an organized and inviting work area is important in any office, and even more so in a cramped environment like a car. We love these Car Office Organizers that fold up during transport and fold down to give a work desk for your laptop or notebook. I guess you could say these are a backseat driver of your business. This type of organization takes your mobile office to the next level. The handsome leather-like material is cruelty-free, spill-resistant, and comes in 5 colors to coordinate with your style and car interior. We suggest you get one for each backseat. These backseat organizers are also great for household organization in RVs and vans to store various personal items and give an additional eating or play area.

3. Level Up Your Lunch

If you work remotely lunch time can be an interesting thing. Your options are to either throw money away daily by eating out, or to pack a paltry lunch to eat in your car. It doesn’t have to be this way. This tip isn’t limited to remote workers either as more and more consultants are taking to the roads to commute from client to client, more often than not they end up in their car at lunchtime. We love this space-saving console fridge for any type of vehicle or mobile office. This clever little fridge cools and warms your food, and the convenient drink holders on the lid keep your coffee steady throughout your work or commute. Uber and Lyft drivers are using this to provide cold drinks to their riders and it’s inconspicuous enough to hold their lunch as well. This cooling/warming mini fridge is the key to staying healthy in a mobile lifestyle. Keep fresh fruits and veggies on hand, or opt for a warm healthy casserole throughout the long work day without fear of crashing a diet or indulging in processed food or yet another drive-thru burger. And it can be used in a small office under a desk to keep your personal lunch safe from the office fridge. This handsome multitasking unit is everything you need to level up your lunch,

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4. Get Smarter Tech

If you work remotely you absolutely rely on tech in order to do your job. We need our tech, it’s that simple. But this can come at a cost, not just with money but also with space. The trick is to invest in double-duty tech that saves space, energy, and money by providing multiple services in one unit. Our favorite is this 3-in-1 Wireless Charger & Speaker that features Bluetooth connectivity. This double-duty item is both a speaker and a phone or tablet charger. This connects via Bluetooth and is compatible with computers, smart phones, and tablet devices. Double-duty tech is so important when creating an organized inviting work space in a cramped environment. It’s easier to stay organized if you have less things to find space for, and the best part of this is that you don’t have to sacrifice your tech needs. One of the best features about this 2-in1 wireless charger speaker is that it is compact and handsome, it will look great on a dashboard or a tiny table to provide your work tunes while charging up your handheld. Since it is wireless you can put it anywhere that makes sense in your small space, or you can take it with you to any cafe to stay charged without having to wait for those rare and coveted near-the-outlet seats.

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5. Don’t Forget to Have Fun

Part of the joy of working remotely or living mobile is the fact that you can create a life by design. Digital nomads work hard and because of that it is so important to remember to play hard. Make sure to make time to reflect and have fun during your work day and your after work life. If you find yourself with spare time between meetings, try out this Portable VR System for a little fun in the margins. This portable VR system is compatible with Android devices and comes with optional handheld controllers. We love that this features a space-saving design and is perfect for any small office. It is so important to keep a healthy work-life balance and incorporating some fun into your work day is a great way to do exactly that. Affordable and compact, the portable VR gaming headset with controllers is perfect to build in some stress relieving time to blow off some steam, right in the comfort of your own tiny office. This device is also perfect for van or RV living to provide massive amounts of home entertainment, no matter where you are on your travels.