I asked you: The one place in your world that was always messy, and you candidly answered!
There were some vastly different answers, obviously all of your circumstances vary, and what you need to get organized is different. Some of you are single, some married, some have children some don’t, and your home and work environments differ. But when we tallied up the responses, there were three definite “winning” areas. And you may be surprised to learn which is at the top of the list when it comes to organizing your life.
The winner was – your car! Second place was the main entrance / exit door or hallway and, closets and dressers, tied for third place.
Let’s tackle organizing your car! First I’ll give you a few tips to purge it and then a few more to help keep it organized going forward.
Before you even begin to tackle the clean up, I suggest you book and appointment on your calendar. Cleanups and organization are not on our top ten list, so chances are if you don’t actually set aside a time slot it will be on your “to-do” list and keep getting rolled over to another day.
Also before you actually begin I suggest you give a little thought to how you use your car. If you use it mostly for work, how many hours are you in it? Do you have to transport clients? Do you have to carry change of clothes or files? If you are a Mom or use your vehicle only for pleasure your usage will be different.
Once you have assessment your vehicle usage needs you will be better able to decide on the good organization storage. Here are a few ideas – depending on your needs.
TIPS: Here are a few tips to help you clean up your car.
Set up a trash can or bag, and have 3 other boxes or bags close by. Depending on vehicle usage you will sort everything in your car into one of those 4 places.
Pull everything out of the vehicle, the glove box, console, loose CD’s and door storage as well as child seats and immediately throw out obvious trash.
Sort everything else into the 4 other boxes, piles or bags. What items go into what piles will depend largely on your car usage!
Items you need or use often: pen, paper, meter money, glasses, registration, insurance, kids’ books, music, blue tooth headset, hangers, important phone numbers.
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