I love my car.
I can honestly say that I truly appreciate having a vehicle and being able to go places. Not having one at your immediate disposal for 2 years will do that to ya. But I HATE cleaning and maintaining cars. Thus it’s desperate need for a bath and for my hubby to have the bumper repaired (he had a little mishap in our driveway just shortly after our second baby was born.)
I loathe the fact that there are so many cracks and crevices in cars where wrappers, crumbs, milk (yum!) and all sorts of other goodies wedge themselves down in just waiting for you to bravely stick your hand in to retrieve them.
I really don’t love the fact that garbage seems to stay longer in my car than anywhere else. I also don’t love not having enough storage compartments for everything I seem to need when we’re out and about.
So what does Taylor say in a situation like this?
“Well, how are ya gonna fix it?!”
Yes, it’s filthy, my father would be ashamed. But this is what happens with two boys and camel colored interior!
Who doesn’t have balloons and bubbles in their car? Seriously!
Thus the car bag was born!!! I created a bag for each of my children (all two of them!) that holds comfort items and a neck pillow. We are often out past bedtime so having jammies and these items are key for happy kids when we finally reach home.
I also have a bag that holds diapers, wipes, sungoggles, jackets and a change of clothing for each child. I threw these bags together in under an hour with just a simple box bottomed bag layout and one strap to go over the head rest. And, even though I have boys, they were just too plain grey, so I added some felt chevron stripes.
Under the drivers seat is also an essential kit to getting through any day with my kids: Shout wipes, hand sanitizer, salt packets, floss, mini first aid kit (the BIG one is under the mat in the back) and straws.
We sit and wait for a certain member of our household…. A LOT… And I will be doing a lot more of that come fall when my little man starts Kindergarten. So I created an essential mommy kit. I got the idea from a blog somewhere… WAY back before I had my second little guy, but I don’t remember which one. Lotions, reading material, Smash Book and embellies (just because my scrapbooking days are in the dark doesn’t mean I can’t document in SOME way, I’ll be discussing this later as well) and a little snack!
It’s so nice to have things organized and in their place again… we’ll see how long it lasts!!
(yes, that is a mischevious little 18 month old you see pressing the turbo button on the dash. It’s a good thing he’s cute!)
Any car organizing tips I missed?