How to organize.....your car...? ....YES, your car!
We, as moms, try to get a grip on the rooms and closets in our homes by organizing them, right? But did you ever think of organizing your car as well?
Think about it…
Every time you step into your car, to take your son to soccer practice, pick up your daughter from music lessons or go and do the grocery shopping, you don’t want to seat yourself in a junkyard? Or your passengers for that matter! It’s upsetting, gross and can become (or be already), smelly. So, what can we do about it?
Here are just 4 easy steps to organize your wheels:
Obvious maybe, but first take out every single item. Pretend you are going to sell it and taking everything out. Don’t forget to look in every compartment, under the seats, and in the trunk.
Sort out what you HAVE to keep in your car like the car & CD player manuals, insurance papers, first aid kit, tools, safety vests, flashlight, plastic bags (for sick kids & little accidents).
And what you WANT to keep in your car like some change, pen & paper, toys, snacks & cookies, paper towels, a garbage can.
Now it’s time to deep clean your car on the inside. First of all, take out the floor mats. Then vacuum in every nook and cranny. For tips & tricks on further cleaning, click here.
Now that your car is spotless again, all crumbles and candy wrappers are gone, you don’t want to throw every item back into the car. Categorize and use containers, seat pocket organizers, and bins. There are all kinds of fun bags, boxes, and baskets to choose from. You know what I use for the tool kit, jumper cables, washer fluid and that kind of stuff? A cheap black rectangular laundry basket, that fits perfectly in the trunk of my car.
What about road trips?
When taking (long) road trips, it is necessary to keep things organized, clean, and cozy, right? Long drives mean being together in a small space for hours and hours sometimes. So I tend to organize our car in a way that everyone can access their things easily. That way, there is less tension and everybody’s mood stays positive. So I created a worksheet for you to download on how to organize your car for (long) road trips and what you need to bring.
Well that wasn’t all that difficult, was it? It’s just a matter of getting into gear (LOL)!
Good luck and let me know how it turned out, ok? And if you have any tips please share them in the comments!
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P.S. This is a post in a series for 2017 to help you get more organized. So every month I will give you tips and tricks to organize your home, life, money or bag. Let me know if you are looking for some tricks to organize something in specific, OK?