If you want to make the most of your car, you need to make sure that you are doing two main things: keeping the car in good condition, and keeping it well-organized!
When it comes to keeping it in good condition, 800-CarGuru can help you out with that, and you should know you can always call on us to give you a helping hand, no matter what might be wrong with your vehicle.
However, when it comes to keeping your car organized, that’s something you are going to want to focus on yourself and it can actually be quite fun!
In this article, we’ll take a look at five of our top tips for organizing your car more successfully, so you can keep it neat and tidy no matter how much or how often you drive it.
1. Tackle That Trunk Junk
For most people, one of the parts of the car that tends to be the least tidy and to cause a lot of problems over time, is the so-called ‘trunk junk’, or in other words the various odds and ends that tend to collect in the trunk of the car. If you find that this often happens to you, you might want to bear in mind that there are a lot of ways in which you can tackle that junk, and it’s actually easier than you might think!
One of the best solutions for this stuff is to use collapsible bins. You can keep those in place using velcro which attaches to the side of the trunk, and they come with various storage compartments so you can organize items and belongings as you wish. This is a neat and easy way to keep the trunk more organized, which will in turn stop stuff sliding around when you take those hard corners.
2. Use Homemade Trash Bags
When you are going on long trips in particular, you might often find that there are a lot of items of trash you tend to produce. But most cars don’t come with much in the way of trash cans. Usually, all you get to try and deal with your trash are those small compartments in the side of the door. If you are not careful, they can get stuffed with items over time, and become dirty and disorganized, making the whole car smell bad and look worse.
The simple solution to this problem is to use homemade trash bags. You can do this simply by taking empty tissue boxes and putting a plastic bag in each of them, which then goes into that side compartment or in the back of the car. Once you are done with your trip, you just need to tie the bag up and take it out to the trash. You might be amazed at what a difference this can make to how neat and tidy your car becomes.
3. Install A Drop Stop
If you have never seen a drop stop before, you are about to have your mind blown by this simple yet extremely effective car organizing tool! The problem that it solves is when you find you lose a lot of items down between the seats in the back of the car. If you have kids, or you regularly take passengers in your car, you will know just how much stuff can get down there, from food to coins and even cellphones.
With a drop stop, you don’t have to worry about any of that. This device is a simple strip which you can place between the seats, so that there is no gap for items to fall through in the first place. It is a simple and yet extremely effective means of keeping your car organized, especially if you often have people in the back seats, and nobody is ever going to have to worry about losing their phone again.
4. Sort Out The Glove Box
For most people in most vehicles, the glove box is one area that always becomes cluttered over time. It is amazing how quickly this can happen, and it’s the sort of thing that many motorists find gets on their nerves. Whether you have files and folders in there, the car manual, and whatever else, you need to find a way to organize that part of the car. A car with an organized glove box is a more organized vehicle in general, after all.
There are a few solutions to this problem. The easiest way to approach it is to make sure that you have some kind of system in there. Some like to think of it as a glove box command center, so that you can rifle through and find the necessary files and folders when you need them. Perfect for the businessman on the go.
5. Use Seat Covers
There are many advantages to using seat covers in your car. Not only does it mean that any spillages of food or beverages won’t damage the seats themselves, and that you can clean them off more easily, it also means that items are less likely to get lost, and the car is going to be easier to maintain and keep organized in general too.
Which seat covers to use is entirely up to you, but as long as you have some kind of seat cover you are going to find that keeping the car as organized and tidy as you would hope is a much simpler and more straightforward task. This is especially valuable if you often have passengers in the back seats, although covers are a good idea in the front of the car too.
With these five tips, you should have a much more organized car in no time!
If you find yourself in any kind of situation where you need some help with your vehicle, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 800-CarGuru (800-227 4878), the UAE’s largest car repair service provider with a guaranteed 30 minute response time, every time.