Car Organization. Trust us - it’s a thing.
With the change of seasons we know you’re getting the pool towels out of the trunk and replacing them with your winter gear. A lot of people don’t think about the car needing organization, but we do! Think about how much time you spend on the go.
Here are 4 quick and easy ways to organize your ride in no time:
If your glove box looks like the recycling bin at Kinkos, you’re not alone. It’s a great place to keep important paperwork, but it’s also a magnet for clutter. Make sure you can find the papers you need, when you need them, without rifling through a dozen receipts and expired insurance cards.
- First, purge any papers you no longer need, and toss or shred them.
Then, grab and label a mid-size file folder. Make tabs for Insurance, Registration, Oil Changes, Tire Info, Inspection, etc. Our Pick.
Or, grab these little plastic folders from The Container Store and label one “Information” and one “Maintenance.” Simple.
Get the most out of your cargo space. There are a lot of things that need to be kept in the trunk full time. Here are a few of our favorite storage solutions to find what you need, stop stuff from crashing around, and make items easily removable if you need to clear the back out for any reason.
Closet Bins - $4.99 at Target Link
Trunk Containers - Honey Can Do $13.99 Click the image to see the whole line of containers.
Any plastic storage bin you have around the house will also work.
Always have a place for trash. The gum wrappers, straw covers, and coffee holders add up to a junky, messy car. It doesn’t matter what size container you get, as long as you have somewhere to collect your trash and easily toss it.
Always keep a plastic “Return” bin in your trunk. It may sound silly, but it gets the unwanted item out of your house, keeps it safe, and you’ll have it if you end up at or near the store you need to return it to.
Use any plastic bin or even a reuseable shopping bag.