In-Car Storage: Organise your Car Interior
Coat and clothing mesh rack
Empty gum container
Silicon cups in cup holder
Waterproof backseat cover
Milk, coffee or cereal container
Colour-coded bags and pouches
Plastic or paper tissue box
HDPE plastic organiser
Organising your car interior requires planning and ingenuity. A well-arranged car interior can keep clutter away, maximise space and save time. What you’ll need for a car organiser is a combo of homemade and commercial items. The following car organising ideas will help you get started.
Car organiser Ideas
The following items can be repurposed from household and commercial product containers or specific car organiser products.
1. Electronics cooler/warmer
A 12V cooler/warmer can cool energy and fruit drinks or warm up coffee. This device can save you from reheating and cooling beverages with the use of power-hungry devices or appliances such as a fridge.
2. Trunk organiser
Bring order to the chaos of jumbled valuables behind your back seat. A trunk organiser would look like a square bag, but its interior is spaced and divided by metal and plastic for sorting various items.
3. Car hooks
You can place them at the back of the driver’s seat. Hang shopping or grocery bags on these hooks to free up space.
4. Coat and clothing mesh rack
Placed at the back, a clothing mesh can serve as a hook for your hangers to organise your office clothing or party dress.
Use a carabiner to attach shopping bags.
6. Empty gum container
If you’ve got some loose change, you can use an empty gum container to keep them in place.
7. Shoe organiser
If you have toys or shoes, you can repurpose a shoe organiser for sorting.
8. Laundry basket
A laundry basket can keep your folded clothing organised.
9. Silicon cups in cup holder
You can use silicone cups to store small items such as coins, paper clips and lollies.
10. Headrest hooks
These are best for keeping shoulder and grocery bags at the back of the head rest.
11. Waterproof backseat cover
It is best for keeping your car upholstery clean from mud, moisture and pet fur.
12. Milk, coffee or cereal container
Containers from coffee can be repurposed into a rubbish bin.
13. Coupon organiser
This would serve as filer to keep your important papers handy. Get one that has tabs for inserting names to categorise items such as insurance, gas receipts, medical, social security documents and license agreements.
14. Colour-coded bags and pouches
You can use them to store car keys, glasses, hand sanitisers and alcohol.
15. Popsicle holder
Use this to sort items such as pens, keys and coins.
16. Plastic or paper tissue box
You can reuse one to hold paper or plastic grocery bags.
17. HDPE plastic organiser
Keep small items organised in a plastic organiser like this one. HDPE stands for high-density polyethylene.
Tips for organising things in your car
Minimise the space used by using plastic storage boxes to keep umbrellas, gloves, and tool boxes.
Keep disposable bags to hold wastes such as pet vomit and fecal matter.
Use crates and bins to keep items from shifting in the trunk.
Tips for cleaning and refreshing the car interior
You can detail your car with homemade or commercially available cleaning products.
Moisten a rag with a glass cleaner to clean the car’s dashboard.
Use a soft brush to clean corners and crevices.
Use lint-free or microfiber wipes to clean windows.
Use a vacuum cleaner to suck out dust caught in the corners or on air-conditioning grills.
For windshield cleaner, use vodka. Mix three cups of vodka, 2 teaspoons of liquid dishwashing detergent, and 4 cups water. Shake well.
For cleaning interior surfaces, mix 1/4 cup of liquid dishwashing detergent and 1/4 cup baking soda.
Use a plant-based dishwashing liquid as a more environment-friendly cleaning solution.
For removing stains on vinyl or leather seats, lightly dab the said surfaces with alcohol and gently scrub the stained area.
For cleaning interior windows, use these proportions: 1 cup water, 1/4 cup alcohol and 1/2 cup of vinegar.
To clean car interior fabrics, mix equal parts of water and vinegar and pour them in a spray bottle. Spray some of the mixture on the affected area and leave the solution for a few minutes. Blot with wet cloth.
Use a mason jar filled with scent balls as your car freshener.
Use lemon or orange skin as air freshener. If you are a smoker, use a specialised air freshener to neutralise smoke.
How can Spacer help?
Spacer can help you find the best space, car storage or garage site with the use of an interactive map. The site also allows you to contact space owners, provide you customisable search options, and a smartphone app to help you save time and money. Spacer has over 10,000 locations all over Australia so you have endless choices that you can deem suitable for your personal requirements.