Remember the basic foundation of organizing?
Everything needs a home, and that applies to not just things in the house, but in your vehicle as well. It is critical that you have a home for garbage even if it is as simple as a plastic grocery bag over the head rest. Without a home for garbage your vehicle can go from bad to worse in short order!
There are products available to purchase at hardware and department stores that give a specific home to garbage, kleenex boxes and other things that we have in our vehicles. These items make great Father’s Day gift ideas!
A jumbo cereal storage container could also serve as a flip top garbage receptacle.
Hooks or Carabiners are handy to keep in your vehicle to keep things in place.
In our vehicle Murray has all the random items such as booster cables, owner’s manual etc in a plastic crate. We have a hatch back and he didn’t like the sound of that crate always sliding around. To keep it from moving, he used the carabiner to attach it to a strap on one side of the hatch. Murray also used a large flattened cardboard box to place in the hatch. It is easy to replace if it gets dirty over time as we transport various types of cargo.
When shopping, or transporting any type of cargo, it is handy to have a way to contain things in your trunk or the back of your van. Hardware stores, department stores or Amazon.ca are good sources for handy products.
Glove boxes can quickly become junk collectors. Use a compact plastic organizing pouch to keep documents, maintenance receipts and emergency info. close at hand.
An empty kleenex box is handy to stuff with plastic grocery bags. You never know when you’ll need one to transport wet clothing, messy garbage or as a bag for a passenger with motion sickness. Tuck it under the seat and it will be handy to grab a bag when you need it.
A simple office clip can be used to give a home to your sunglasses. They’ll always be handy and easy to grab!
I am a big fan of Ziploc bags. I always have a few in my glove box. They have many uses and come in handy on a regular basis.
Surfaces in our vehicles can get dirty amazingly quick can’t they? Love this idea for creating a disposable liner in the cup holders.
My husband Murray has always been great at thinking ahead and trying to head trouble off at the pass (and I LOVE him for it!)
Thanks to him, we have these magnetic key holders on both of our vehicles just in case we were to find ourselves locked out. This easy tip is definitely Working Smarter, Not Harder 🙂
For families with young children, or for anyone taking lots of road trips there are a variety of things you may want to have close at hand. Consider an option like this for the back of the seat.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go!