Do you live in your car like I do? Does it tend to look like a trash heap? To keep your car organized, I have some tips and tricks.
1. Try keeping a grocery bag in the passenger side of the door to dispose of the extra trash.
2. I keep a sticky note pad and pen in my driver’s side door to write down things I need to pick up or notes about things I don’t want to forget and attach it to my dashboard to remind myself.
3. In my glove box, I keep a Ziploc bag of band-aids, Neosporin and antiseptic foam wash for any cuts or spills we may have along the way. I also keep an envelope of coupons for dry cleaning, restaurants and tokens for the train at the zoo. I can’t tell you how many times we were at the zoo and I had to buy a new pack of tokens for the train. Now I just keep them in the car!
A trick I use to keep my boys occupied while in the car is to place books in the back pockets of the front seats. I switch them out monthly and every now and then I run to the library and stick library books in for a surprise. I also keep a clipboard and pencil with a word search and maze book to keep them busy.
When the boys were younger, I used to keep a backpack in the trunk of the car filled with “just in case” stuff. That included extra shorts, tees, sweatshirts, pants, unders and old swimsuits. You just never know what may come up and this way you are always ready to do anything at the spur of the moment. Please make sure you have jumper cables and an emergency kit in your car as well. Part of my kid emergency kit includes bags of fish crackers, water bottles and an instant powder pack of Similac and a bottle. Again you just never know when you might need something extra in a pinch.
I’m sure you all have loads of ideas to share on this subject. Please leave me a comment below with your tips and tricks for keeping your car organized.
Author Michelle Lehman of Organizing Solutions “Clear the Clutter” Michelle is a Professional Organizer in the Tulsa area. Her articles have been featured in the Tulsa World, The Oklahoman, and The Chicago Post-Tribune. Michelle appears on Fox23 News DayBreak giving organizing tips and recommendations. Photo credit: State Farm / Photo / CC BY