Is your trunk full of junk–or does it just look that way? A cluttered jumble of sports gear, gym clothes, toys, emergency supplies and other miscellany can make any auto look junky. (Not to mention the frustration of trying to find space in there for bags of groceries.)
The trick to organizing your vehicle’s cargo area is in choosing car-friendly containers to help create and maintain order. Here are three examples of handy car trunk organizers that can speedily transform your mess-on-wheels into a tidier ride:
- The Expandable Cargo Tote is a three-section organizer that lets you fold away any unused sections (an unlikely scenario, but it’s nice to have the option). The tote also features three mesh pockets for stashing small supplies, side handles for easy carrying, and Velcro fasteners on the bottom that attach to your car’s carpet flooring so it stays in place during transit.
- The Folding Trunk Organizer is a four-compartment container that adjusts to fit cargo areas in cars of all sizes, from large SUV’s to compacts. The accordion design expands from 10 x 12 inches to 40 x 20 inches. Each compartment is large enough to fit a paper grocery bag; the fourth compartment also has a removable divider that sticks in place (with Velcro) to create four sections ideal for safely transporting wine bottles.
- Designed for SUV’s and crossover vehicles, the Trunk Cargo Organizer is a five-pocket elasticized mesh storage system that hangs (via adjustable snap-on straps) from back seat headrest posts. Three of the pockets are large and stretchy to accommodate big and/or bulky items such as soccer balls, while two smaller pockets are at the top–easy to reach from the back seat so they’re ideal for stashing frequently used items.
More types of car organizers can be found here.