Monday, January 25, 2010

Get Organized, Part II

Doesn't it feel so good to have a clean, organized car? It's nice to keep some things handy and always accessible, especially with children. Here are some ideas and ways to keep it tidy.

First, clean everything out, vacuum out the car and go through the wash. Begin with a clean slate! Then make sure you have:

A cute shopping tote, like this one, found here, for grocery visits:

A first aid kit, found here:

A nice basket, like this one from Pier One or a plastic bin to keep things in (like dry cleaning drop off, toys, items/gifts to return):

A back of seat organizer for maps, a pad and pen, a small umbrella and magazines or manuals are great ways to keep it tidy, this one is from Stacks & Stacks:

It's also nice to have the following things handy:
-a small trash bag
-emergency snacks
-mints/gum
-antibacterial hand gel and wipes
-stickers or a fun little game for kids for long rides
-good music
-no texting :)
OK, now I need to take my own advice and go clean out my car!