04 Aug 5 Easy Ways to Organize Your Messy Car
Is the interior of your car basically a junk drawer on wheels? As a Singaporean, the ‘busy and hectic’ everyday schedule is the daily norm. So you have a messy car, but what can you do? Now, you may leave the ‘car grooming’ and ‘car detailing’ to the pros, but keeping your car neat yourself can help you in a long way. Here are five quick and easy car organizing tips that can bring order to even the most chaotic ride.
1. Car Organizing Tips: Group Your Goods
When it comes to car organizing tips, the most important thing you can do is group your goods. That doesn’t necessarily mean going out and buying purpose-built car totes, either. For efficient unloading (and a tidy vehicle), keep a laundry basket in your trunk. Fill it with shopping bags and carry it inside once you’re home. Return it to the car the next time you leave.
2. Car Organizing Tips: Minimize the Mess
If you love your coffee and donuts in the morning, you’ll no doubt have noticed that crumbs seem to have an affinity for sticky spaces. To avoid grit buildup in your cup holders, use silicone muffin liners. When they get grimy, pop them out to wash. This simple little trick goes a long way to ensuring you have a clean vehicle.
3. Car Organizing Tips: Keep Your Hands Clean
Hand sanitizers can be found everywhere—homes, offices, malls. But what about your car? For this tip, simply place a bottle of sanitizer in the side compartment of the driver’s door. This facilitates quick clean-ups after pumping petrol or pushing a grocery cart.
4. Car Organizing Tips: File Your Bills
If you own a vehicle, chances are you spend enough time in it to view it as your “second home.” And with that comes unnecessary clutter. But there is a solution! Keep an envelope labeled “receipts” in the main console and use it to stash parking and shopping chits. Every week, take a moment to decide which ones are important to keep.
5. Car Organizing Tips: Contain the Trash
Prevent debris from finding its way into every corner and compartment by re-purposing a plastic container or empty tissue box to hold all garbage. Empty weekly, or daily if you’re an especially messy person.
There you go! Now, you can keep your car clean and clutter-free without having too much trouble every single time.
Source: Original article from Reader’s Digest and adapted for Singapore’s context