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Friday, 22 July 2011

It's that time of year when we tend to spend a lot of time in the car.  We take the kids back and forth to summer activities, camp, go on vacation, visit friends and family, take day trips.  You name it, it involves the car.  So let me ask you...

If you had to produce your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance in a hurry, could you? Many of us don't give a lot of thought to controlling clutter in our cars. We spend so much time in our cars and yet we often don't think of it as a place for organizing.

The best place to start is removing the clutter. Depending on the time of year will determine how you tackle it.  If the temperature is warm (right now it's broiling hot where I live and you can't even stand to be outside for more than 5 minutes!), it
s not a problem working outdoors. If the temperature is cold, you may want to put everything into boxes and take it indoors.

Once the car is empty, vacuum it out thoroughly, clean all the windows, wipe down the dash and console and clean leather seats. Stores sell cleaner made for upholstered seats as well.

When you begin to sort through the boxed items, sort out the trash and of course, trash it. Then sort through the remaining items. There will be items that won't need to go back into the car and you can put them into a
goes somewhere elsecontainer. These can be put away as part of your cleanup.

Some of your 'return to the car' items can go into the trunk. You will probably need a way to contain them. Standard items generally consist of a small tool kit, jumper cables, a flashlight, and if you live in cold area of the country, emergency supplies like water, high-energy snacks and blankets. These can be contained either in a collapsible open top container or in a container with a lid. This will keep all of your supplies in one neatly contained area in your trunk.

Inside the car, you can contain items to keep them safely stowed, yet accessible. Things like your car
s care manual can go into the glove box or console. A small tissue box can go into the console, along with antibacterial wipes and such.  Keep some reusable canvas bags to cart things in and out of the car.

Don't forget to put a little sack or plastic bag in both the front and back seats for trash. You could also store a couple of extra collapsible crates to allow you to carry your groceries into the house in fewer trips.
Don't neglect this important area of your life.  It is just as important to organize your car as it is to organize your home.

If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact me.

In the meantime, keep cool and have a great week!

Posted by: Audrey Cupo AT 04:30 pm   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
I nearly always have reusable bags in my trunk... I just need to remember to take them into the store with me!
Posted by Janet Barclay on 03/30/2017 - 12:34 PM
Me too! Organizers do not live in a perfect world! lol
Posted by Audrey Cupo on 03/30/2017 - 02:44 PM
I have a special vinyl folder for my registration and proof of insurance that always stays in my driver door pocket; plus I like to keep an extra $20 there for gas! I also collect quarters in a change purse for getting a car wash. Good ideas, Audrey!
Posted by Olive Wagar on 04/24/2017 - 09:53 AM
These are great tips too, Olive! I love the $20 bill idea! I am going to add that to my car!
Posted by Audrey Cupo on 04/24/2017 - 10:33 AM

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