Have you ever been driving and hear a "ker-plunk" when taking a turn or hitting the brakes? Do you think - Is that my car? OR Did I just run over something?
This happens to me a lot. It takes me a moment to realize that, no, its somthing from my trunk taking a dive into the side of my car that has made that noise.
One night this week, I decided to take on the challenge of laying out my trunk better. So, here is a photo of the before:
What was in there? Empty canvas grocery bags, spinning shoes, books, first aid kit, can of unidentified motor gas stuff, rainX, flashlight, car scraper, cleaning tool, trash/papers and my yoga mat.
As I have learned with spaces within the house, the first step is removing everything and then sort them into logical groups. Here is what it looked like:
Next, I threw away all the trash, separated the books in a bag for the used book store drop-off and put it in the front of my car so I'd remember. Additionally, I removed the piece of wood molding that had been riding in my car for 6 months out.
Then, I then sorted the items I wanted to keep in the trunk into two piles: 1) need to access often and 2) need to have, but don't need to access often.
The second pile went into a pink reusable grocery bag. I put all my emergency and cleaning supplies in that with my reusable grocery bags on top. Inspired by a post on Lorie Marrero's site, I used velcro to affix the bag to the side of the car so the items didn't fall out and tumble.
The #1 items went loose in the trunk, arranged neatly.
Would love to hear how do you stay organized on the go!