We all want a neat car. That’s established.
I will be sharing tips during the next couple of days on how to keep your car free from clutter.
A good tip is to try to empty your car when you are pumping gas. This is the best time to throw away all the little receipts that you accumulate during the week.
Another tip is to always take something with you (besides your purse) that needs to be thrown out or put away when you leave your car. We shouldn’t have the attitude that if we can’t clean the whole thing we won’t do anything at all. However little you do adds up and you have less to clean later on.
There are things that need to stay in the car. There are certain papers that we need and I like having them all in one spot. I do this with an accordion organizer.
I’m sure you already have one of these files lying around and you can put it to use right away!
I created the following tabs on mine:
All of our bank accounts / Roadside assistance info / Car Registration / Maps / Repairs / Car Insurance Info / Note pad
In the bank account tabs I only file deposit slips that have no account information. This way when I need to make a drive thru deposit (the only sensible way to deposit with kids) I have the slips ready to go. I just grabbed a stack from each of our banks.
The car insurance cards I have in my wallet but I photocopy them and place the copy behind the “Insurance” tab.
In the “Repairs” tab I only keep receipts such as car battery purchases and the latest trip to the mechanic.
All the other tabs are self-explanatory. I hope you liked this quick tip on organizing your car. You can personalize this further by filing other items that you use often.
More to come later this week!