Organizing Your Vehicle

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated June 2, 2015)

Many people spend endless hours in and out of their automobiles. Keeping a car organized can help you get back and forth without further road issues. Basic car organization can help you keep the time you spend behind the wheel as pleasant as possible.

  • Plan. Do you plan when you do your home cleaning? Adding an extra 30 minutes to your cleaning time to clean out your car may save you time and money in the end. Instead of hitting the car wash and paying extra for vacuuming the inside of your car, keep a small vacuum cleaner inside your garage. The smaller cleaning tool will make it less cumbersome to use while cleaning out the small areas in between and underneath car seats.
  • Organize. While you are cleaning out your car, take time to organize your car in a manner that will work for you. Do you enjoy listening to your music CDs or do you prefer listening to audio books? Whatever it is, place those items in your storage compartment next to you or above your sun visor. IPods have great stick-on holders that helps make your car neater and convenient to manage your tunes while on the road.
  • Trash. Adding trash bins or bags to your vehicle can help you control trash inside your car. Cleanup will become a cinch when you use disposable bags. Try to be consistent where you place your discarded bottles and trash. It will be easier to pick up your trash if you remember where you threw your breakfast bar wrapper. Did you toss it in your trash bag or did you throw it in your back seat area?
  • Use. Think of what is important to you when you use your car. Do you simply use your car to get you from one location to another or do you use your car for work? Do you use your car with children? Create your car environment to accommodate your needs. If you use your car for work, maintaining necessary work equipment near you is important while placing excess brochures or work tools in the car trunk or back seat may be convenient. Should you be transporting small children, keeping cleaning wipes and tissues nearby may be especially helpful to you versus a notepad. Place extra items such as zip lock bags, rubber bands, pens or pencils in a small bag inside your glove box or in a car pocket bag.
  • Navigation. Does your car have a navigation system? If not, portable navigation systems are now available to assist you in your travels. Cars have excellent pockets and holders available to hold the new gadgets you decide to add to your vehicle.
  • Trunks. Do not forget every car has a trunk ready to hold items you find necessary but not useful on a daily basis. Use your trunk space to hold extra pet leashes, extra trash bags, paper towel rolls, or a bag of cat litter when you find yourself stuck and need more traction for your tires.

Keeping a car organized means throwing out items that have been in your car for months and months but have never been used. If what you have in your car does not provide you with a safety use or will provide you with convenience, throw it out or place it in your trunk for use later. Many organizers are available to help you keep your car not only shiny but coordinated the way you need it to be.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Cleaning Outdoor Shoes

Outdoor shoes such as Crocs and other similar brands have become more and more popular over the years. Mainly this has ...

Discover More

Touching Up Cabinets

Over time, even the nicest of cabinets will need a little touch up work. Why spend the time and money to completely ...

Discover More

Getting Fish Odor out of Leather

Have you ever noticed just how difficult it can be to get rid of fish odor? For some reason, this particular odor can be ...

Discover More

Find the Right Tool Right Away Finally, a homeowner's set that includes all the tools needed to complete basic DIY projects at an affordable price! The tools are stored in a molded case for security and portability. Check out Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit today!

More Organizing Tips

Organizing Your Garage

The garage can become the dumping ground for junk and random things, but you don't have to keep it that way. Learn how to ...

Discover More

Decluttering the Garden Shed

Garden sheds can be one of the greatest helps to anyone who is interested in doing a little bit of yard work. However, ...

Discover More

RV Storage

RVs are a wonderful way to get around the country and see the sites. However, once the weather starts turning, like it ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is six more than 7?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured organizational tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)