Organization On the Go! Tidy Spaces Tips for Keeping a Tidy Car
Our cars are our second homes. In fact, on average Americans spend a total of 18 days driving per year! Spending that much time in any space can lead to mess and disorganization; if you’re often rushing from place to place, your car’s organization is probably one of the last things on your mind. But from unopened mail, to drive-through napkins, to extra articles of clothing, it is easy for car clutter to build up. Whether you’re a part of the carpool, making long commutes to and from work, or enjoying road trips with friends, keeping your car organized will help you feel less stressed. The Tidy Spaces team has the best car organization tips for you! Keep reading to learn our tips for keeping your car a tidy space!
Invest in organization tools
Places in your car, like the center console, are often filled with clutter. Napkins, loose change, phone chargers, and who knows what tend to pile up over time. We ignore much of the disorganization because it’s conveniently hidden away, but keeping you car tidy will help you find your belongings more quickly and easily! A great tip for center console organization is using drawer organizers to keep all of your belongings! This gives every item a home, allowing you to see everything you have when you open the lid. You can even stack multiple organizers to create even more space! You can even try this trick for your trunk, using storage baskets to create a home for everything you need and make it easier to carry things like, like groceries, in and out of your home!
Only keep the necessities in you car
Our cars become a collection of things in a kind of limbo; items that we don’t want to throw away, but don’t want to bring inside our homes. Even with our collection of items, we never seem to be able to find what we are actually looking for! To keep your car from collecting clutter, practice only keeping the absolute necessities in there. Over the course of a month, take note of the items in your car you frequently use. For some that means an extra set of gym clothes, for others it’s extra granola bars in case of a drop in blood sugar. Whatever it is for you, only keep what you need and get rid of the rest!
Put a trash can in your car
This may sound a bit odd to some, but having a designated place for trash in your car will increase your organization immensely. It’s not the kind of trash can for old food and drinks (those things should be taken out of the car immediately), but for unneeded receipts, mail, and wrappers. If you’re a receipt hoarder, this is the perfect tip to help you decide between which receipts need to be saved and which can be thrown out right away. Plus, the trash will be mostly paper, allowing you more opportunity to recycle!
Get a phone mount
We all are aware of the dangers of texting and driving. Taking your eyes off the road can lead to dangerous situations that we want to avoid at all costs. However, there are many instances where we actually need to look at our phones while driving, such as when we are using our GPS. Repeatedly looking down at your phone in your lap or in the passenger seat can make us feel flustered and worried for our safety while trying to reach our destination. Installing a phone mount is a simple way to avoid this! There are a variety of types that suction to your windshield, or hook onto your air conditioning vent for easy installation. Ridding your rides of that anxious, flustered feeling will help you feel more organized while driving!
Regardless of your car’s current organizational state, these tips will be useful in creating even more organization and limiting car clutter. Your car’s organization is important, just like any of your other spaces. If you need more help in getting your car, home, or office organized, reach out to the Tidy Spaces team! We’ve got your back for all of your organizational needs!