You’ve done it! Congratulations on buying that new car! It smells so clean on the interior and you are getting ready to load it up with all of your much-needed stuff! Don’t be too quick to commit to what you are going to toss into the front seats, the compartments, and the backseats.
Before you start tossing stuff into your car, make sure you are prepared to keep it organized and accessible. Remember, things that you bring along to use are only as good as they are accessible. I think the saying, ‘A Place For Everything and Everything In Its Place’ in a vehicle works best!
Whether you have kids that travel in our vehicle daily, pets, or you travel solo, organization inside the car is a must! Use these 5 Easy Solutions to Keep Your Vehicle Interior Organized.
5 Easy Solutions To Keep Your Vehicle Interior Organized
Most of us live out of our car in one way or another. Some commute, others use their cars for work travel all day long, yet some are toting kids to and from school and activities. The point is, whatever your vehicle is, a car, minivan, SUV, Jeep, Truck, sedan, they all get a workout!
Since we spend so much time inside our transportation, we rely on things we use each day. From tissues to sunglasses, hard candies, garage door openers, FOBS, extra napkins, pens, pencils, loose change are just the beginning of the list right?
(1) Driver’s Side – Easy Solutions to keep your vehicle interior organized
Let’s start with you, the driver. What do you use and how often? Those are the first questions? Sunglasses, water bottles, FOBS or KEYS, chargers, charging cords and smartphones all come to mind.
Are these the items that top your list of most used on the driver’s side? Me too! Don’t just toss everything into that center console opening below your controls. Remember, there’s a place for everything.
Choices Of Seat Pocket Organization
Start off with a Seat Gap Filler. The filler will allow you to stow more than you might have imagined. However, you do have ONE decision to make, do you want an additional bottle holder or not? Why? This will make a difference in how the pocket actually sits and fills the space as well as your chair.
Consider how many times you have gone through a drive-thru only to determine that without the drink the meal costs the same so you just get it. However, you never consider that there’s already a water bottle in each front cup holder, now what?
In this situation, you definitely want to consider a seat gap pocket organizer with an additional cup holder that can take on that water bottle. Just make sure the base of the bottle fits snug in there. You don’t want a braking situation where the bottle ROLLS out of there and beneath the brake pedal.
Front Driver Option 2 Seat Pocket Organization
All you have to do is drop this in between the seat and console, nothing else. It’s that easy and suddenly organization is at your fingertips.
Perhaps the easiest solution is tight-fitting side pocket that fits your phone, and a few other oddities, so that they are not moving around the front compartment space.
It’s easier if your phone is not floating about the car, and if you have a pen and your quick cash where you need it when you need it. Need your sunglasses? Just put them in this holder and grab when you need, no searching required. Less fumbling while behind the wheel is optimum driving safety, right?
Most cars and trucks have some sort of FOB today. That piece of the key that allows you to open the trunk, unlock the doors, lock the doors, etc. Don’t just toss it down, it’s going to get lost.
Instead, use a 3M Hook and mount it on the side of your dashboard. You will see it, and it won’t be lost between the seats, or on the floor, nor will you be searching for them in your bag!
(3) Trash Bag
Inevitably you will create trash in your car. What do you do with that trash? A lot of us are guilty of just letting it sit there. Rather, put a small clip on the passenger side, get a gift bag from the dollar stores and line with a plastic bag. Toss stuff in there, and then dispose of the plastic bag when you fill up for gas.
Remember to reline the paper sack and start all over again. No one wants clutter throughout their car and this makes it easy to get rid of any excess in the car!
(4) Back Seat Organizers
When you have kids you pretty much have to be organized BEFORE they enter the car. Kids love to play while driving so make sure there are pocketed organizers loaded with their favorite stuff. This way, when they are done playing, you can just toss stuff into the pockets.
I once had a friend that got a brand new Pacifica. From the outside it was ‘da bomb’ but from the inside, it looked like she had owned it for 20 years. Deplorable conditions. In fact, there were buckets of crayon on the ground, ruining the interior.
Honestly, it was almost like a ‘hoarders’ version of toys on the inside and the mess was just beyond. Once her husband told her she was not getting a new van for at least 5 years, she suddenly cleaned it up.
Want to guess what she used? Yep, a back seat organizer and snap totes for crayons. No more mess! I was so happy she cleaned it up, I was always uncomfortable when she rolled up the driveway and I went to get the kids out of the car to play with mine!
(5) Le Purse
Here’s the setup: you are driving down the road, the kids are all happy in their back seats, your purse is not zippered. Before you left the house, you were running late and had no time to zip, snap or anything, you just tossed your bag in the front seat.
As you drive, a Deer jumps out in front of the car and its whole family. Slamming on the brakes, you apologize to the kids for the curt stop and there goes your purse. What curse word does not run through your mind as you struggle to not say them aloud?
The contents of your entire handbag are all over the seat, door-side, and floor. Now what? NOthing. You have to keep driving and once you get the kids to their appointments, you gather your items one by one and VOW to get make a change!
My favorite pick of the day is Hero Magic Headrests for the car. These let you hang your handbag on them and if the car should come to a halting stop, no worries, the hook has your back! About 2 seconds to install and no more flying handbags, grocery bags etc. Just put it on and hang your stuff up to 17 pounds!
Let all of these easy solutions work for you. Car travel that is organized is much better, don’t you think?