It’s only one box! Hopefully! Don’t be afraid of it! Sort it out right now. You’ll feel better knowing it’s done. You might even find those favorite sunglasses or a missing check! Begin by sorting things into two piles: 1) RELOCATE elsewhere and 2) REPLACE in the car.
Trash can be thrown away. Broken items should be thrown away. Other people’s belongings can be returned. Non-car items should be returned to their proper locations in the home. Papers are sorted, filed, shred or thrown away.
2) Replace in the car –
Keep only the essential items that you use on a regular basis plus car and emergency supplies, as well as a first aid kit. These include:
- vehicle manual and registration
- paper maps
- convenience items like tissues, sunglasses, hand wipes and a trash bag
- spare change, store gift cards, and store loyalty cards
- car care items
- electronic accessories
- kids’ paraphernalia
More on organizing car contents later this month.