If I'm not careful my car can become a trash can/storage unit very quickly. I have 2 little boys already and a little girl on the way so I know that it's only going to get worse if I don't get a handle on it. The older the get, the more stuff they have it seems. A messy car drives me crazy but sometimes it's hard to keep it from getting that way. So I decided, for sanity's sake, to find out how I can get my car where I want it. Here are a 9 tips to help organize your car and keep it that way!
- Make sure you remove trash daily. Every day after picking up my oldest from school I make sure we always pick up any trash that was left laying around and throw it away. Keeping control of just that will make your life easier.
- Clean out the glove box. This area can quickly get full of papers and receipts and junk and, in my case, napkins. Pull it out and get rid of anything you don't need. Put the car manuals at the bottom of the glove box since the need to use them is very rare. Get a small plastic coupon file to hold insurance cards and any other papers you need.
- Get a container for your trunk. This is a great place to keep sports equipment, blankets, snacks, water bottles or anything else you need to keep on hand but don't want rolling around the back of your car.
- If you have younger kiddos consider getting a backseat organizer for their toys, books and anything else they feel that they need. lol! All of their treasures are within arms reach so you don't have to worry about trying to reach in the back while driving to hand them their toys.
- Fill an empty kleenex box with plastic grocery bags. Keep it under a seat so you'll always have a bag handy for trash or dirty diapers. A cereal container with a lid is also a great way to collect trash without dealing with the smells.
- Put silicone cupcake liners in the cup holders. Make catching crumbs and spills easier when you can just remove it and dump it out!
- Get an organizer for your car visor. This is a great place to keep small items such as sunglasses, a pen, CD's, cell phone, phone charger etc.
- Consider a back seat organizer that will sit on the seat next to your kids. This is a great place to keep all of their toys and books and things like extra diapers and wipes handy. It's great for food and drinks, too.
- Invest in a seat gap filler to keep loose change, chapstick, cell phones and anything else from slipping down the abyss between the seat and console.