Did you know that US drivers spend an average of three hours behind the wheel of their cars every day? You may spend so much time in your car that it feels like a second home. Cars can very easily become disorganized, which brings needless anxiety to your day. But it does not have to be that way.

A little extra car organization can go a long way. And this is a great starter project to tackle as a part of your plan for a more organized 2023 (you do have one of those, right?)

To help you get started, here are some of my top tips for car organization. And if you need help with any organization project in your home, car, office or life in general, don’t forget, professional help is just a phone call or email away!

Now, back to those car organization tips:

The Big Benefits of Car Organization

Organizing your car can bring you many benefits, including all the following:

  • Safety: A cluttered and disorganized car can be a safety hazard. By keeping your car organized, you’ll be able to see what needs to be organized and where you can make improvements. This can help prevent accidents caused by things like loose items sliding around while you’re driving.
  • Increased efficiency: When your car is clutter free and organized, you’ll be able to find what you need quickly and easily. This can save you time, especially when you’re in a hurry.
  • Stress reduction: A cluttered and disorganized car can be a source of stress, especially when you’re in a rush and can’t find what you need. By keeping your car organized, you’ll be able to reduce stress and feel more in control of your day.
  • Improved gas mileage: This is one benefit of car organization you might not have thought of! A cluttered and disorganized car can be heavier, which can lead to decreased fuel efficiency. By keeping your car organized, you can improve your gas mileage and save money on fuel.
  • Increased resale value: A well-maintained and organized car can be more valuable when it comes time to sell or trade it in. This is especially important – and an extra big bonus – if you lease your vehicle and need it to be in the best possible condition at the lease’s end.
  • Environmental benefits: By keeping your car organized, you can reduce the amount of waste that you generate, which is beneficial for the environment.
  • Better time management: A cluttered and disorganized car can make it harder to keep track of time. By keeping your car organized, you’ll be able to manage your time more effectively.

The TLDR version of this? Car organization will lead to a safer driving experience, increased fuel efficiency, stress reduction, increased resale value, environmental benefits and better time management. Taking the time to organize your car can make your driving experience more comfortable, stress-free and efficient.

Keeping your car organized can be a challenge though, especially if you spend a lot of time on the road. However, with a little bit of effort and some simple strategies, you can easily transform your car into a clean and organized space. Here are some tips for organizing your car:

  • Start with a good cleaning: Before you can begin organizing your car, you need to start with a good cleaning. This means removing all trash, wiping down surfaces, and vacuuming the carpets and seats. Once your car is clean, you’ll be able to see what needs to be organized and where you can make improvements.
  • Do a full declutter: Many of us keep tons of stuff in our cars that should not be there, and that all needs to go. Get your car organization project started by removing everything, even things that will need to be replaced later.
  • Invest in some car organization products: There are a variety of car organization products available that can help you keep your car tidy. Consider investing in a trunk organizer, a back seat organizer, or a car trunk caddy. These products can help keep your groceries, sports equipment, and other items in their place.
  • Create a formal organization system for your car: Once you have your car organization products, it’s time to create a system. This might mean assigning certain items to specific compartments or areas of your car. For example, you might make it a habit to always put your reusable grocery bags in the trunk organizer as soon as you unpack the groceries you have just bought.
  • Make use of over-the-seat organizers: These organizers are great for storing items such as maps, sunglasses, and your phone. It will keep your items within easy reach and prevent them from getting lost or sliding around while you’re driving.
  • Keep your car organized on a regular basis: Finally, it’s important to maintain your car’s organization on a regular basis. This means taking a few minutes each day to put items back in their place, and doing a deep clean of your car at least once a month.

Pro Picks: Great Car Organization Products

Need some guidance on those car organization products I mentioned earlier? Here are some of my favorites, many of which I use in my own vehicle and have often recommended to clients:

Fold Flat Car Trunk Organizer

I love this car trunk organizer! It has has multiple compartments to hold groceries, tools, cables, work materials, sports equipment and other items. It expands or contracts to fit different sizes trunk spaces – so it can be used across multiple vehicles if your household has them – and even folds flat when not in use.

Car Seat Side Organizer

Back seat organizers are great, but a side organizer like this one not only adds additional storage space in your car but also helps those in the front seats store essential items to hand and allow them to get to them without twisting themselves in knots or digging through the glove compartment!

Waterproof Car Garbage Can and Organizer

Most cars get trash filled fast if they are in frequent use, especially if their are kids and pets along for the ride. This clever organizer adds both a waterproof, leakproof, easy to empty and even good looking garbage can AND additional handy organized storage for all kinds of things!

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