How To Pack Light on a Road Trip Through Indiana

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After a long winter in Mishawaka, we’re finally close to some warmer weather. At Jordan Toyota, one of our favorite ways to celebrate the changing of the seasons is to take a road trip across Indiana. So, we thought we’d offer a few tips for how to pack light for your next adventure so you don’t have to deal with all that clutter.

Check the weather

Clothing well-suited for colder or wetter climates are usually bulkier than summer-wear. Taking a look at the weather in your destination can help cut back on that. If you’re headed to somewhere a bit chilly, you can plan ahead. Or, you can take advantage of the space you saved if you’re trekking off to a warmer climate.

Roll your clothes

Whether you’re planning to pack a suitcase or a duffel bag, volume is always a concern. One of the best ways to conserve space is to roll your clothes tightly. If you fold them carefully beforehand, you can even avoid wrinkles.

Think about what you really need

Most of the time, we tend to bring more than we need on road trips. Try to focus on essentials like toiletries, snacks and clothing. There’s still plenty of room for conveniences like books, tablets, handheld gaming systems, and snacks — but this way, you won’t find yourself drowning in unnecessary items.

If your vehicle needs some attention before your next road trip across Indiana, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with the service department at Jordan Toyota.

Our Favorite Small Businesses in Mishawaka, IN

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In this global time of uncertainty, it is more important than ever to give back to the local businesses that make our small community great. Below, the team at Jordan Toyota has highlighted some of our favorite small businesses in Mishawaka, IN.

Practically Perfect: Bargain hunters and antique lovers alike will fall for Practically Perfect, a thrift store specializing in home décor and furnishings. The shop, located in Town & Country Shopping Center here in Mishawaka, IN, features a number of booths offering different wares to meet every style. Visit Practically Perfect today for all your vintage design inspiration.

The Prized Pig: If you thought delicious barbeque was only available in the deep South, you’ll be pleased as a pig in mud to learn that Mishawaka’s own Prized Pig restaurant is serving up delicious, authentic brisket, ribs, and wings on the daily. On top of scrumptious meat treats, The Prized Pig also offers homestyle sides like mac & cheese, corn bread, and baked beans.

Sanaa Chocolates: Looking for a treat to bring to a housewarming or on a first date? Sanaa Chocolates on Miracle Lane in Mishawaka offers gorgeous handcrafted confections to satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you are interested in their chocolate turtles, bonbons, or peanut butter cups, Sanaa Chocolates has something for everyone.

Jordan Toyota is proud to be a part of the Mishawaka small business community. Remember to call us for your vehicular needs as we transition into a new season of driving this fall.