Is car clutter driving you crazy? (Sorry, that pun was intentional.) If so, you’re not alone. Automobiles of all sizes have a well-known tendency to attract and hold clutter.
You already know you need to remove all the stuff that doesn’t belong in your car–that’s the simple part. But what can you do about the stuff you really need to keep handy when you’re in the driver’s seat? I’m talking about necessities: sunglasses, cell phone, tissues, pen or pencil, notepad, cleaning wipes and whatever else you want to be able to reach easily while you’re behind the wheel without taking your eyes off the road.
Fortunately there are auto organizers designed to keep those necessities right at hand yet out of the way. Here are three I recommend for conquering car clutter:
- The Driver Cup Auto Organizer fits in any cup holder and features a rear cord port for charging a cell phone, three soft pockets (fabric-lined for safe storage of glasses and small personal electronics), and a mesh front pocket for holding ear buds, change or cash. The rubber cord port lets you easily charge your cell phone or MP3 player while you drive.
- Another space-saver is the Driver Pocket Auto Organizer, designed to hang from the dashboard vent via a two-way clip. It has one large pocket with rigid sides to keep it open, plus a small front pocket; both pockets are lined with padding to protect your electronics.
- A larger option is the Automobile Catch-All Organizer which fits neatly on a seat, console or floor of any size vehicle. It includes a large main section with a movable divider; two outside mesh pockets; a corner pocket; and a lid with Velcro closure. Reinforced sides keep the unit sitting upright, and bottom grip-strips make sure it stays in place.
For more tips on this topic, read “Keeping your car clutter-free.”