5 Ways to Keep Your Vehicle Organized
Stop the Clutter; Keep it Clean
When you first bought your vehicle, you probably were pretty meticulous about how it was treated. Kind of like Richard in the movie Tommy Boy when he’s constantly getting after Tommy for eating in the car and getting it dirty.
As time goes on, things lapse a bit. You stop being quite so meticulous about things. A little slides here and there, and soon you have piles of garbage in the back seat, and you haven’t vacuumed the interior in months. Here are a few tips that you can set up so that your vehicle stays organized and don’t need to bring it in for a full auto detailing quite so often.
Shoe Organizer for Road Trips
When traveling you have a bunch of items that need to be quickly and easily accessed. Those small pockets on hanging shoe holder are perfect for this! Each pocket holds an easy to access necessity, and it can hang easily off the back of one of the seats.
Check out how to get it done from this post on House Beautiful.
Muffin Liners for Cupholders
How many times has your drink sloshed just a bit, and gotten a sticky mess into the bottom of the cupholder? By the time you are able to clean it up, it has dried and there may be a bit of cat hair and a stray peanut stuck in there. A simple solution: put a liner in it! Grab a few silicon muffin or cupcake liners and put them into the cupholders. When one is dirty, pull it and throw it in the dishwasher replacing it with another.
See it in action with this how-to on For Women First.
Plastic Bags in a Tissue Box
Plastic grocery bags are, quite frankly, a bit of a nuisance. You buy 2 items and get 4 bags. While you can return them to be recycled, you can upcycle them into garbage bags to maintain a clean vehicle. But you don’t want them floating all over the vehicle! Two options: you can use a cereal Tupperware, or simply an old Kleenex box. Pull out a bag every time you need one.
Here’s how it is done on Thrifty Fun.
Tool Bag for… Tools
Our trunks should be equipped with certain essentials. Some of those essentials are the tools necessary to fix minor breakdowns on the road. Nothing terribly fancy is necessary, but you need a way to store it all. A cheap tool bag can be found for about $10, and you can pick up all the tools you need at pawn shops or discount tool stores for pretty cheap too. Don’t want to worry about buying tools separately? You can get a pre-made tool kit for cars.
Learn what tools go in the bag over on Carfax Free blog.
Sink Caddy Window Storage
When you’re traveling with children, you know that they tend to drop and throw things pretty much everywhere. Keep the items close by and at eye level with a suction cup sink caddy. It sticks right to the window, is the perfect size for crayons, pencils, and markers. Grab a second one for snacks on the go.
Scroll to number 8 on Of Life and Lisa to see it in action.
Big Sky Collision Center Does Auto Detailing in Billings
Did you know that we detail vehicles? With three levels of service, one will fit your budget. As we strive to be the best auto body repair shop in Billings, we strive to keep you informed with tips and tricks. Hopefully your next road trip will be smoother with some of these tips in place.