Friday, May 15, 2009

Organizing tips for your car

I bought a new car a few weeks ago. I love it! For those of you that don't know, I had been driving a real lemon. I believe we were the main contributors to the mechanics new interior decorating this year. So glad we could help.
Cars can be a real trick to keep neat and tidy. We tend to jump in and out and drop stuff here and there and sometimes the junk takes on a life of it's own. Here are some tips for keeping your car in order:
Plan ahead.
There are some things that you are going to need in your car. Make them a home. Decide on definite homes for the things you want to keep in your car. Some basic items may be your registration and insurance card, jumper cables, phone charger, e-pass or other toll device, and car manual.
Other not so common or easily thought of items might include; plastic resealable bags for wet clothes from the pool or beach, trash sacks to refill those trash cans I know you all have, barf bags ( know, that is not something we like to think about but...you don't want to be with out it!), notepad and pens or pencils, hand sanitizer (for after you push that shopping cart or even after you get gas...yuck!) , phone book, bank deposit forms, etc.
An emergency kit is also a good idea. This would include things like a first aid kit, flares, granola bars or other snacks to eat while stranded somewhere, bottled water...it can get hot!, flashlight, paper towels or shamwow!, baby formula and diapers if you have a little one.
this might sound like a lot of stuff to put in your car, but if you store it smart you won't even notice it is there til you need it.
Check out this link to see some great storage ideas for your car.
www.containerstore.com
Edited to add: I purchased a Silver Honda Odessey. Love love love it!!!

4 comments:

karen said...

Does crushed up fruit loops and empty cups help in an emergency?
Just asking. I'm thinking my car needs an overhaul. So what kind of car did you get?!

Sharon said...

Like Karen I am interested in what kind of car you bought. By the way I sooo need to organize my van. It is always trashed 2 minutes after I clean it out! Thanks for the great tips. I am going to do some organizing now!

mom48 said...

I am glad you got a new car. One less thing to worry about.

In my old life, the organized one, I cleaned the car, or delegated the job to one of the kids, every Wednesday. We never had a big mess in the car when I did that. We didn't end up leaving as much stuff in the car during the week one we were doing this.

Michelle Tweedy said...

Congrats on your new car. I love getting a new car. Though the last one I got was back in 2004. I I have all your suggested items for the car except the shamwow. I will add that today! Thanks for the great tips!