Organizing the car does not have to be difficult or take much time. Best of all, it doesn’t have to be expensive. There are a number of DIY tricks that you can use to get your car cleaned up and perfectly organized. You just have to begin by cleaning out the car and making a list of things that you need to carry with you.
Whether you are heading out on vacation or you just need to organize your everyday stuff, you can find many things that will help you to keep things in their place. Even if you have children, teenagers or even pets who ride with you frequently, we have put together a great list of ways that you can perfectly organize your car and keep it looking clean while ensuring that you always have everything that you need. Many of these will work in everything from small sports cars to larger SUVs so they are perfect for any vehicle.
Remote Holder Doubles as Storage
Ikea has a great Flort Remote Control that is perfect for keeping the backseat organized and clean. You just run it under your little one’s car seat and it will hold toys, paper, crayons, books and anything else that your little one wants to take along. It will also help to keep your seats protected from spills and other little messes.
Via – Ikeahackers
Use a Cheap Beauty Bag for Paperwork
You can pick up a makeup bag for around $1 at most Dollar Stores and use it to keep paperwork organized. These also work great for toys and other items. The bag will fit nicely into most consoles and glove compartments or you could simply store it under the seat.
Via – Pedalsandpumps
Learn Where Everything Should Go
Before you can perfectly organize your car, you need to know what should be with you and what you can do without. Just as if you were organizing your closets or anywhere else, you should make a list of things that you need and figure out what you can get rid of. Once you know what you need in the car, you can keep everything better organized so that you can find it when you need it.
Via – Cleanandscentsible
Use Shower Caddies
Plastic clear shower caddies work great to hold items that you need to keep with you. You can buy clear ones or get some with patterns on them, whatever you want. Then you just have to fill them up with all of the things that you need and hang them on the back of the back seat or even the front seat if you want the items to be handy for passengers.
Via – Diyncrafts
Use a Backpack as a Desk
With a little imagination, you can turn an ordinary backpack into a great desk that will keep kids organized and occupied. You just have to add something relatively hard to the unzipped top to make it sturdy. The backpack will hang perfectly on the back of the front seat and it can be filled with everything that kids need to keep them busy during travel.
Via – Best-b2b
Keep Your Keys Organized
Ok, so this one doesn’t actually go in the car but it is important to keep your keys organized. If you tend to lose your keys from time to time, this is a great idea for keeping them all together. You just have to create a station for the keys with a picture frame, some hooks for keys and colorful paper or fabric for the backing. You can even add a place for memos and emergency telephone numbers.
Via – Etsy
Keep Plastic Bags Organized
You can make a great storage container for plastic shopping bags out of an empty Kleenex box. The box can be easily stored under the seat or just anywhere you have room and the bags will come in really handy for trash, wet clothing, diapers and a host of other things that you may need to bag up while you are traveling.
Via – Campclem
Use Space Wisely
If you have space between your seats, this is the perfect place to keep things organized. You can add a tote, plastic box or bag filled with whatever you need and fit it nicely into this empty space. This is great for keeping kids toys and other necessities within reach but still perfectly organized so that they don’t lose crayons, LEGOs and other smaller items under the seat.
Via – Craftapple
Get an Entertainment Organizer
Whether you buy or make one, an entertainment organizer is a must, particularly if you have children of any age. You can keep cell phones, drinks and other items like small toys, coloring books and crayons and practically anything that any child would need when traveling. And, when you have their things close by and organized, you get less “Are we there yet?”
Via – Ajennuinelife
Organize Your Snacks
Keeping snacks organized is essential in keeping everyone happy. Instead of packing big bulky packages and bags or boxes, think about a snack organizer. You can store it under the seat and it has room for all types of snacks so you can take along something that everyone loves. Who says you can’t make everyone happy?
Via – Harvestmoonbyhand