It is just as important to ensure you have a system in place to keep on top of your car organization, just like you have for the inside of your home. While it can seem convenient to leave the odd item floating around in your car, without a proper home for those “just in case moments” when you might need a change of shoes or an umbrella. However, have you considered the potential danger they can cause, if you get involved in an accident, to yourself or your family.
These objects could become missiles thrown around on the inside of your car if you get involved in an accident; they can harm you and your family even more than what happens due to the accident. This is just one reason you shouldn’t have items unsecured in your car.
Fuel consumption is also affected by the amount of items and the weight in your car, the more clutter you have the poorer your fuel efficiency will be and this will mean you pay more per mile than you need to.
Managing Your Car Organization
It is important for each item you have in your car has a home. Finding a dedicated home for the items you always have available is important, it allows you to find them quickly.
However, the items you bring into the vehicle and take out need proper storage for the journey. If you are taking children to or from school in your car, the ideal place for school bags is in the boot as they get restricted from flying forward in case of an accident. If this is not possible, wedging a bag onto the floor of your car is the next best place.
I am not one for spending money on products to help with storage solutions, but when it comes to car organization, there are some great ideas, which you can use that you might already have in your home.
For first aid supplies I use a makeup bag that I had spare; this makes a perfectly simple first aid bag, which I am able to slip into a small space.
I always keep plastic teaspoons in the car, you never know when the desire for a yoghurt might take you and having them in the car, means I am always prepared. These get stored simply in a freezer bag ready for use at a moment’s notice.
Instead of having a cleaning schedule for the car, my husband takes it to work every day; the simplest method is to remove everything that doesn’t belong in the car every time you get home. This simple method keeps the car relatively tidy with a spruce up on the inside, only being required once every few weeks.
Ensure that any items you keep in the car are in good working order; if you have a spare tyre ensure you check the pressure regularly, so if you need to use the spare wheel you will at least know that it is in working condition.
Therefore, before you jump out of your car, have you removed all potential dangers that could harm you or your family on your next journey? Car organization is important, saving you money; more weight means higher fuel costs, but it can also prevent objects from flying around the car and hurting you or your family in an accident.