Clever Ideas and Tips for Car Organization

Between driving to work, running errands, and family road trips we spend a lot of time in our vehicles.  Don’t let your car turn into a dumping ground. Keep it tidy with these clever ideas and tips for car organization.

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I’ve always been one to keep my car clutter free as possible. Organizing your car, like your home, will not only save time but also promote less potential stress.

Today I’d like to share a few tried-and-true things that work for me, to keep my car organized.

The first order of business was to organize the back of my car. I wanted to find some kind of car organization tools that would keep my groceries and and anything else I might be hauling from rolling all over the back of the car.

Cargo Organizers

Cargo organizers are essential for car organization.  Whether you need something to contain what you are hauling or the corral items that you keep in the car, I think you’ll find both of these organizers a big help for car organization. 

 

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This foldable 4-compartment trunk organizer was the perfect find for my groceries. Not only does it keep your groceries or other items contained (think watermelon or bottles of soda), you no longer need to worry about items rolling or bags spilling in your car. It’s really great for trips to the big wholesale clubs, like Costco.

It stays put because there is Velcro on the bottom. Best of all, it folds up when it’s not in use, and takes up almost no room at all.

I also plan to use it to place items that I purge from the house to donate.  There’s a Goodwill on my way to the grocery store, so I can stop an drop-off my donations and empty the trunk organizer before shopping.

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Two of the compartments are insulated for transporting cold and frozen items home from the store.

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Next up are these Stayhold Cargo & Trunk Organizers

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These cargo organizers let you adapt to whatever you need transport. Useful for shopping bags, holding suitcases, stopping bottles, plants, gallons of milk etc from rolling around and countless other uses.

The Stayholds grip the carpet in your car to prevent it from moving when an object pushes against it.  Trust me, they are super strong, but very easy to move and reposition by grabbing the handle.

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So handy when hauling something like plants, or our propane tank to refill for our grill.  Or position them to hold things that stay in your car, like sports equipment.

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Headrest Hooks

These nifty headrest hooks convert your car’s headrest into a convenient storage space to hang shopping bags, purses, water bottles, kid’s toys, baby supplies, trash and much more!
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When there’s someone in the passenger’s seat, I have nowhere to go with my purse.  If I put it on the floor in the back, I can’t reach it without getting out of the car.

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I found these universal hooks that just clip onto the post of a headrest.  Now I don’t have to worry about my purse spilling over on the floor in the back and I can easily reach it from my seat.

Headrest hooks are great for holding all sorts of bags, and on long trips, I keep an empty bag for trash.

TIP:  When you stop for gas, empty the designated trash bag in your car. Get the trash out of your car. Likewise, when you get home, be sure to take in anything that doesn’t stay in the car.

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Center Console Organization

The center console can be a clutter magnet.

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Keep necessities contained by using small make-up bags (I use the free ones I get with make-up samples) for things like hand sanitizer, tissues, mints, lip balm, band-aids, tampons, travel size;  hand lotion, hair spray, deodorant and the like.

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I also keep a notepad, pen and snacks.

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