Car hacks for moms on the go – How to make this easy DIY trunk organizer and take your car from hot mess express to neat and tidy. This post is sponsored by our friends at esurance.com .
My car is basically just our second home on wheels. If it wasn’t for a friend of mine recommending I looked into a financing company like auto.loan, I don’t think I would have been able to afford this car. But I’m so glad that I have it because in all honesty, I’d probably be lost without it.
Between carting my little guy to preschool, soccer, birthday parties and all the other places we rack up the miles each and every day. Add on all the trips to the grocery store and Target runs and we might actually spend more time in the car some days then we do at home.
Things go in, things get scattered, things seem to multiply and breed in our car! Opening the door to let my little guy out at school turns into an embarrassing game of pick em’ up. I smile and wave at the other moms while darting to grab my child’s artwork that’s flying one way while water bottles and soccer balls spill out and take off in the other direction. Fun!
So I finally decided to reclaim my car and get the clutter under control!
The great thing about this project is for a couple of bucks you can make a trunk organizer that’s functional, fits your trunk space and corrals all the stuff you need to keep on hand. No carpool scramble and dreaded drop-off humiliation! Dump all your stuff + your kid’s stuff in the box and roll on mama!
What you’ll need:
- fabric (measure enough to cover your box inside and out. I used 2 yards for my box.)
- glue gun
- elastic ribbon
Cut your fabric according to the sides of your box, allowing for one or two inches along each border to fold over and glue. Run a line of hot glue along the fabric and cover each side.
Make a small slit in the center and at each end, centered, to run the elastic ribbon through. Tie a knot at ends or glue to the inside of the box to hold. Make sure you have enough pull in the elastic to hold items you’ll want to store on sides. I made sure mine could fit a spray bottle and hold a roll of paper towels so I have an easy clean-up station. You could make yours to fit your yoga mat, kid’s sports gear, auto accessories, whatever rolls around in the back of your trunk.
Repeat on other side or all sides if you want. Have extra fabric? Glue a pocket onto the inside or outside for extra storage space.
DIY and done! Just like that you’ve got an easy way to hide the eyesore of car clutter and keep everything from taking over your floorboards and car seats. You can actually use your car for what it’s meant for now, transporting people from place to place! Hooray!
Now that we’ve conquered one car + kids dilemma, if someone wants to share an easy way to clean and sanitize a car seat…. Please share! I’m afraid of what’s hiding in the crevices of ours. My friend leases her car and she’s also worried about the cleanliness of her car!! I was quite surprised when she told me that leasing has come down in price. Oh well, that’s another DIY, another day. I’m off to pick-up my pumpkin from preschool and cash in the coins I found hiding in the car on a couple of milkshakes.
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