Today more than ever we use our autos not only to get from one place to another; but it is where we eat, talk with our family, conduct business and sometimes even take a quick nap between meetings! With all of those uses, we all need strategies to keep them usable.
Use an Empty Storage Container to Hold “Odds and Ends”
To combat ‘car clutter' put an empty storage bin in your backseat without the lid, when it's filled up take it inside and put all the items where they belong and then repeat!
Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags for Car Clean-up
Take a minute each day to clean your car out after a long day — use plastic grocery bags. Use one to toss out the trash and and another to take non-garbage into the house or office.
Car Care 101
Keep wipes made especially for cars in your glove box or within reach, so you can mop up messes and keep your vehicle pleasant.
Laundry Baskets are for More than Laundry
Keep a laundry basket in the trunk of the car. After shopping put your bags in the basket. Carry basket full of bags into the house. This saves time and trips to the car.
Be Ready to Run Errands
Keep a crate, box or even laundry basket in the trunk for errands — items to return to the store, dry cleaning to drop off, library books to take back, etc. You can also consider trunk organizers that are specifically made to partition off space for specific items.
Coupon Organizers Can be Used for Many Things
Keep the paperwork in your glove compartment organized with a labeled expanding file or a coupon organizer. You can store items such as your registration, current insurance cards, maintenance, mileage tracker, etc.
What do you do to keep your car in tip-top shape?