Organizing Your Car
For those of us who spend a lot of time driving, have children and/or work out of our car, we can find it challenging to keep a car organized let alone clean. A cluttered car can be a source of embarrassment especially since people can view right into this “home” on wheels and cast aspersions.
So, what can be done? As in the home, so in the car. It’s a small space and, like all small spaces, they can fill up quite easily, especially if we are on the road, grabbing take out food, leaving wrappers, garbage, kid’s clothes, toys and other artifacts in the vehicle. We need a system to manage this area so our car doesn’t become a moving flotilla of junk.
For business people who call on clients, some need a mobile office in their trunk with documents, order forms, product, samples and the like. It’s imperative in this scenario to establish a working system so these items can be easily located as well as remain clean and undamaged. Clear file boxes that hold hanging file folders with easy to read tabs manage paper and other docs. Samples can be kept in clear bins and grouped together so they can be easily used and viewed by clients.
Within the car itself, make sure it doesn’t become a moving garbage can and remove all paper, wrappers and food items upon arrival home. Keep kid’s toys to a minimum and a container within the car so they are easily managed and used as needed. Keep things you use a lot in a prescribed location, also contained such as hiking gear and sunscreen, a gym bag if you work out regularly and your grocery bags so they are always available when you are at the store. I have many clients who keep their bags in the house so they rarely get used since they often forget them. Keep things where you use them and need them.
Our cars provide useful and functional help for keeping us mobile in our busy lives. They can also be organized and not a trash can for our discards. Keep an eye on what you have and make sure you have only what you need in this space and remove the rest.
If you should need help with car organization, give me a call at 510.501.1213 and let Creative Space Organizing get your vehicle together today!