Organizing your car means having handy access for the things you need, when you need them, without having an accident to get to them. What about maintaining your organized car? If your car is “trashed” regularly, here are some hints to help you easily keep it in order.
Empty trash at each stop along the way. As you get gas or run errands at Target, drop your trash in the cans just outside the door there. Or you can place a large trash can in your garage for you to easily drop in items. Take advantage of these trash cans along the way.
Up to date registration and safety stickers are easy to renew if you calendar the date on your planner. It saves the cost of a ticket! You can enter this as a recurring event on your Outlook calendar too.
Need to keep track of mileage for expenses? Keep a mileage log in your car and write it down during a gas stop. Regular intervals like this weekly stop create a baby step for an often overwhelming task.
Empty the extra stuff out of your car each day. It is a small step to keep your car from being a dumping ground by distributing items back into your home where these belong each day. Assign this task to your family team members too to get the job done.
Is your car your office? Once a week refill the items you use regularly, like business cards or marketing pieces, into well defined spots in the car. It is like preparing for a quick meeting by having handy these items.
What baby steps are you taking to keep your car organized?