Great Storage Solutions for the Car

Do you ever feel like you live out of your car?  I do.  Let’s face it.  Most of us lead such hectic, on-the-go lifestyles that our vehicles oftentimes end up being our second home.  Between our works commutes, daily errands, and running the kids all over town, many families spend more of their waking hours in their car than in their house. 

I usually end of trying to stuff all of our accumulated daily junk under the front seats or in the trunk to keep the clutter somewhat bearable.  It’s embarrassing to admit it, but I’m always a little bit surprised at the amount of stale french fries, crayons, and empty water bottles I dig out every time I clean the car out.  Don’t get me wrong; I am extremely anal about keeping things tidy.  I’m just not really sure how all that mess accumulates! 

If you think your day-to-day mess is bad, just wait until you have to clean the car after an extended road trip.  There’s something about being cooped up in a car for more than 2 hours that makes clutter procreate on its own (at least that’s what I try and tell myself).  This fact is made all the worse when you add a couple of kids in the mix. 

As we all know, any excursion necessitates that a parent pack their car like they’re driving to another country.  Of sure, we all want to be prepared for anything, but there’s only so much the minivan will hold.  This summer, make the most of your car’s storage space with these awesome auto-organizers. 

Mommy’s Helper Stor-a-Stroller

I am so in love with this product.  Whoever thought of this great gadget must surely be a genius (and a parent).  The #1 thing that robs your cargo area of space is the stroller.  This great invention allows you to hang your stroller from the back seat, freeing up a ton of room for your luggage and cooler!  Don’t have a stroller?  These straps are also fantastic for corralling those collapsible camp chairs too. 

Jeep Back Seat Organizer

This is a great item for road trips.  With tons of storage pockets, you can stash a stack of diapers, a wet wipes container, snacks, and a bunch of toys.  We are all about organizers that keep the clutter up and off the floor, so this is right up our alley.  As an added bonus, this storage organizer even includes a removable travel tote. 

Back Seat Car Organizer

Looking for one do-it-all workhorse organizer?  Look no further.  This little gem does it all.  Its main compartment is insulated, so it can serve as a cooler for the ever-important juice boxes and road-trip snacks.  Place it in the backseat between your kids and its rugged top serves as a great table for drawing or resting little arms.  Its dual cup holders will all serve both of your little riders and the outside is covered in enough pockets to keep their travel games right where they can reach them. 

Sunshine Kids Cargo Pal Expandable Organizer

Keep your cargo from rolling around in the trunk with this organizer.  The large dimensions of its internal sections are big enough for everything from blankets to groceries, and it has loads if external pockets for those smaller items.  The best part is that is folds flat when not in use!

Sunshine Kids My Stuff Car Storage Pocket

This handy dandy storage pocket keeps all those car toys corralled.  This bag attaches to any armrest and stays open on its own, so your little ones won’t have to fumble around to get their treasures into it.    

Don’t dread that post-trip car clean out.  These handy, kid-friendly organizers will help keep your vehicle neat and tidy on even the longest of road trips.

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Veronika Smith, Editor Veronika is a full time working mother of the two craziest, greatest boys ever, ages 9 months (Little Bud) and 10 years (Big Bud). This Kentucky mom holds a degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University and is currently pursuing a second degree in nursing. She is a slave to all gadgets that promise to make her life easier and increase her "productive abilities". With her most recent family addition, this obsession has stretched to include the wonderful world of baby-sized gadgets! She also has a passion for fashion and the nose for a great deal. Several friends have (unflatteringly?) referred to her as the bargain bloodhound. They don't call her the coupon queen for nothing!

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