Car Storage

by Karen Bates
(last updated August 3, 2017)

When your car is new, you might baby it and go out of your way to keep it perfectly clean, inside and out. But over time it is possible that you become less vigilant about car cleanliness, eventually leading to messes left uncleaned and clutter piling up. The floor of the car might become crowded with items, and soon you might start wondering what you can do to organize the things in your car.

There are certain items that are great to keep handy in your vehicle, but they can get in the way if left on the floor or on a seat. Items left in cup holders block the way when you need a place to put your drink, and if you cram too much into the glove box you will quickly run out of room.

So what can you do to better organize and store items in your car? Luckily, there are ways to help you get a handle on the stuff in your car and get it out of the way. Try some of these ideas for car storage:

  • A great space-saving way to store things in your car is by using a seat organizer. These are storage areas that hook on to the back of the front or passenger seats and have pockets and compartments where you can organize the things you need to keep in your car. It's a great place for magazines, road maps, snacks, and more.
  • If you want to keep it uncomplicated, you can use something as simple as a small plastic bin or shoebox to hold items. You can secure this to a seat in your car so that it will stay in place. You can also use a plastic grocery bag as storage by looping it around a seat or other part of the car.
  • Utilize the space in your trunk for things you need but don't have to have handy. For example, you might keep an ice scraper or jacket in the trunk unless it's winter so it doesn't take up space in the front of your car during warmer months. If you keep a lot in your trunk, consider organizing it with bins or containers.

It is important that you keep the things in your car organized so that you aren't reaching and searching for things while driving. Keep the items you really need close to you while driving.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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