When you spend as much time in a vehicle as we do, AND you have kids, you’re bound to have a messy car. If you spend as much time in a vehicle as we do, you’re bound to get annoyed by the constant mess. There were things we tried to do, but not all of them have been working. We used these bags and fold up fabric drawers for a while, but after so long, they began to lose their effectiveness. The bins didn’t keep their shape and things began sliding out of them every time we’d go around a curb.
A plastic bin makes a fantastic trash can. I empty it when I stop to get gas.
A second plastic bin holds baby wipes, tissues, a phone charger, and sanitizer.
And the center console holds our sunglasses. (not pictured).
My daughter had a handy dandy bag, but she seemed to have little time for what was in the bag and always carried a bunch more stuff every time we’d leave the house. Which then ended up not getting carried in and adding to the mess.
To combat this, I asked her what toys she wanted to keep in the van. I put them in an organizer, and put an empty bag in there for carrying toys back into the house that she brings along.
Our “trunk area” is routinely full of this and that- the stroller, items to be donated (which then ride with us for weeks at a time) and stuff that needs to go in the house but never seems to make it there. I also used a fold up organizer in the “trunk” to contain a small first aid kit, emergency baby items, changes of clothes, and our emergency car kit. Now the only thing back here are the stroller, the Boppy pillow and the bin.
The bin holds our small first aid kit and our car kit. Read about the car kit here.
I’m liking the new car organization. What do you think?
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