For everyone who has been on the road and developed a pounding headache, broken a nail, or spilled coffee the secret to ﬁxing these maladies is preparation.Start by making a list of the items you often need while you are out of the house for the day. This will give you a good idea of what you want to keep in your car. You can use small baggies,or pencil boxes to contain and categorize these items. Place the containers in your glove compartment or a larger,durable tote stored in your back seat or trunk.
Here are some things you may want to have handy:
Clear Nail Polish
Don’t forget the paper towels and wet wipes for those on-the-go snacks
If you are on the go often, purchase a front seat organizer. Fill it with all the items you need during the course of the day. Keep vitamins,chargers, an address book, and mailing supplies on hand to make sure you never waste a moment waiting for soccer practice to end. Don’t forget to keep your air freshener current, and in a scent you love.
This is a great organizer to make sure things are within arms reach:
In order to keep the back seat tidy, give each child their own trash can mounted to the back of the seat. If there is space, use another organizer in between their seats to house school supplies, snacks and movies.
If you’re carrying lots of sports equipment, school supplies or even workout gear an organizer like this cargo net is a great option to make sure your stuff stays in place, organized and you can still fit groceries in the back when you need to.
Organizing Your Car’s Maintenance:
The most important part of keep-ing your car functioning properly is to make sure it is properly maintained. As we all know, months and miles canslip by in the blink of an eye.The most basic service for cars is an oil change every 3000 to 5000 miles. Read your manual to ﬁnd out what additional maintenance is necessary, and the speciﬁc mileage marks that it is required. Some auto dealerships offer reminder services for regular maintenance, but if your dealer does not, you can make an easy schedule using a calendar program and keeping track of roughly how many miles you travel per month.
It is often helpful to keep a spreadsheet of the maintenance you have performed. Update it with the maintenance you performed, who did the work, the date it took place, the cost, and the car’s mileage at that time. This will allow you to have the entire maintenance history of your vehicle at a quick glance. Before you think that taking time to care for your car isn’t worth it, add up all the time you spend in your car. Waiting for your kids to ﬁnish practice,weekly shopping trips, driving around town, and eating in your car along the way. Make your car a mobile ofﬁce,homework station, and sanctuary. Keeping your car running and well maintained will pay off for years down the road.