Going back to school after summer break is an exciting time for parents and their kids. We spend time buying school supplies and getting organized so that our kids are set up for a successful school year. Too often we as parents forget to organize our vehicles, which is just as important as home organization because it’s what gets our kids and their friends to school and back home Monday through Friday. Check out these helpful do-it-yourself (DIY) organization hacks so that you have an easy ride to school.
If getting out of the door without breakfast happens all too often, a shower caddy will become your next best friend. They are inexpensive and are available at both dollar or discount stores. Keeping your food and drinks in the shower caddy is much easier than trying to balance it on your little one’s lap.
Is it just us, or are your kids starving after school? After school snacks are a lifesaver for hungry kids, but with it comes wrappers and trash. This trash can pile up on the floor or get stuffed underneath the seats quite easily. Having a designated trash bag will encourage your kids to clean up their mess after they eat their snacks. Plastic grocery store bags can are easy to store in places like an empty tissue box. You can also use a Tupperware cereal container as a trash bin for smaller items. Closing the lid will ensure that trash doesn’t spill out onto your car.
A TV remote holder that drapes over your sofa is another great car organization hack. It can be used on the side of a seat, underneath a booster seat, or draped over the center console. The TV remote holder works great for pencils, drawing supplies, magazines, or books. This organization hack is perfect for older kids who can reach the side of their seats without having to unbuckle or compromise their safety.
Hanging toiletry bags are great for hanging behind the driver’s seat for backseat riders to easily reach and clean up their “kid clutter.” The toiletry bags are great because the toiletry bag can fold, so you can take it with you inside restaurants or other places if you need to run errands.