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7 Clever Ways to Keep Your Car Clean & Organized

Travel, lovely girl with dog ready for family travelRemember how spotless your car looked the day you bought it? What if you could clean it once and keep it organized for months to come? Stop laughing—this dream can become a reality, even with kids in the picture! All you need are some clever tricks to keep your car clean and organized. Whether you’re planning a summer road trip or you simply want to spiff up your ride, try these tips.

Repurpose a Hanging Shoe Organizer

Shoe hangers usually go over a door, but you can hang one on the back of the front passenger seat to help your kids keep their stuff organized. Each pocket can hold something useful, from a water bottle to a small stuffed animal to wipes and diapers. For the best functionality, only use the top two rows of pockets—cut off the rest of the hanging organizer.

Hang Remote Control Holders Over the Passenger Seats

Another handy storage idea is to hang remote control holders under your kids’ car seats and booster seats to help them tidy up their essentials. Instead of dropping everything out of reach, this lets your kids customize what they keep in each pocket. Fruit snacks in one, an iPod in another, and color pencils in a third. When everything’s within your child’s reach, you can drive in peace!

Place Cupcake Liners in Your Cup Holders

Cup holders are some of the messiest parts of most cars. Fortunately, you can catch crumbs and spills simply by inserting silicone cupcake liners. Then, when they get grimy, rinse them in the kitchen sink, and they’re as good as new.

Convert a DVD Case into a Crayon Organizer

If you have a pile of empty DVD cases, don’t throw them away – repurpose them into a travel case for crayons or colored pencils, complete with paper storage! Its flat shape makes the case easy to carry around, and with paper built right in, your child has everything he needs to start coloring. Here’s a tutorial if you want to give it a try.

Store Plastic Bags in Old Tissue Boxes

You never know when you might need a grocery bag for unexpected trash. Keep a few on hand in an old tissue box tucked under the passenger’s seat, just in case.

Use a Plastic Cereal Container as a Trash Can

On long road trips, garbage in inevitable. To keep messes at bay, line a plastic cereal container with one of the grocery bags from your trusty tissue box. This makes it easy to empty the trash at your next pit stop.

Keep a Laundry Basket in the Trunk

No one likes carrying in groceries. The plastic handles dig into your fingers, and holes in the bags let items drop to the floor. Ease the task of grocery shopping by keeping a laundry basket or two in the trunk. Load up your baskets with grocery bags and carry them into the house with much greater ease. You can also use laundry baskets to organize small bags while traveling or transport food for camping trips. The possibilities are endless!

Visit Scott’s Automotive When You Need Work Done on Your Car

These tips to keep your car clean and organized on the inside are great, but what about under the hood? Let the experts at Scott’s Fort Collins Auto take good care of your vehicle with an oil change, tune-up, and any other services you need.

Our mechanics are experienced, our services are second-to-none, and our prices are reasonable. When it’s time to have work done on your car, stop by Scott’s. You can drop in anytime or schedule an appointment by calling us at (970) 682-4202.

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