How to declutter your car?
1. Use “Drop Stop”. It’s the original patented car seat gap filler. This is the perfect solution to avoid things from falling in between the gaps of your car. Not only does it declutter, it keeps your car cleaner!
2. Simply make it a habit to clean your car. You don’t need to vacuum your car every day but make it a habit to throw away trash or junk in your car more frequently. The less junk you have in your car then the less you will need to buy all those tricky organizers in the first place.
3. Create your own car kit. I usually divide my car kits into two kinds of kits. Short and long trip kits.
For short trips, I keep my “Short trip car kit” in the console near me and organize them by using Travelon Set of 7 Packing Envelopes in clear design and assorted sizes. These are the things I may need if I am driving by myself and I am more likely to use them than not. Therefore, the kit has to be something within my reach without the need of getting out of my car. I also prefer clear organizers so they will be easier to find.
Here are the basic things I would include in my “short trip car kit”:
– Travel tissues
– Napkins (Like napkins they give out when you drive through fast food). If you don’t use the rest of the napkins, just collect and keep them it in your car.
– Flash light
– Plastic grocery bags/trash bags (For trash or just when you forget your grocery bags they can be handy too!) I wrapped mine with rubber so they shrink.
– Granola bars (They can be handy…. you’ll never know when you will suddenly be hungry!)
– Plastic spoon, fork and straw (Most helpful for people traveling with small children.)
For longer trips, I keep a container in the back of my car and here are the basic things for longer trips.
Of course, if you have a pre-planned road trip, you will definitely need more than these and it will depend where you are going. You may want to include food, water, etc.
– Toilet Paper
– Feminine Products
– Alcohol pads
– Emergency glow sticks
– Reusable grocery bags
– Emergency eye glasses (For people who wear contact lenses)
Lastly, it is always best to always carry an emergency car kit