5 Habits to Keep your Car Clutter-Free

Spring is in the air here in central Pennsylvania! One of the first things I like to do when the weather gets nice is to clean out my car. 

For me, this consists of vacuuming out the crumbs or bits of leaves and wiping down the dash and windows with my Norwex EnviroCloth and Window Cloth. Freshening up my car this way is a Springtime ritual I enjoy. It is a fairly easy project because I don’t keep stuff in my car. 

I keep a reusable grocery bag filled with my other reusable grocery bags, about five or six books for my kids to look at, my pickleball paddle and a car emergency kit. There is nothing else that lives in my car. 

This year after completing the spring cleaning of my vehicle, I decided I would do the same for my husband’s car. 

Here is what I found:

  1. An 80-pound bag of concrete
  2. A pair of old cleats
  3. An old car seat
  4. A pair of winter gloves
  5. A Nerf gun
  6. Two masks
  7. Two old magazines
  8. Two clipboards
  9. Two notepads
  10. An ice Scraper
  11. An empty gallon jug
  12. Keurig filters
  13. An empty cardboard box
  14. Two sleds
  15. A whiteboard
  16. A mouse pad
  17. A whistle
  18. A partial container of creamer
  19. A coaster
  20. Two boxes of 80 K cups
  21. A random USB cord
  22. Two books
  23. A new hire packet (he has been at his new job for over a year)

After looking over the pile of stuff we pulled out of his car, he just smiled at me and tried to provide some excuses. The fact is he just doesn’t have good habits to keep his car clutter-free.

Habits to keep your car clutter-free

  1. Keep emergency or car-related items in one place. I like to keep mine all together in a box in the trunk.
  2. Be selective about what lives in your car and make sure it has an assigned place. What lives in your car can change with the seasons or as your activities change. 
  3. Every time you get out of your car take any trash with you to throw away.
  4. If an item is being transferred make sure to get it to its final destination. I like to put these items on the passenger seat so that I remember to get them where they need to go.
  5. Every time you get home do a quick spot check and bring inside (and put away) anything that does not live in your car.

Have you decluttered your car recently? Did you find anything crazier than what I found in my husband’s car?

Published by Suzanne- Happily Decluttered

Hi!! My name is Suzanne and I live in central PA with my husband and three girls. I love yoga, pickleball, camping, spending time with my family, and decluttering!

10 thoughts on “5 Habits to Keep your Car Clutter-Free

  1. What is it about men and their cars? My husband keeps all sorts of stuff in his car. I usually don’t mind because I don’t drive it, but with my daughter learning to drive, I have been spending a lot more time in his car lately. Thanks for sharing these great tips.

    1. Haha! I try to let my husband keep his spaces the way they are but after using his car a couple of times and having to push things around to make space I was thankful when he was on board with me clearing it out and putting everything back in its rightful place.

      He joked that it was a good thing he isn’t good at decluttering because it gives me writing material.😏

    1. Oh my, it was a mess! Luckily most of his clutter is from being forgetful (or maybe a little lazy😀) so when I help out he is willing to let me get things put away, donated, or thrown out without a fight.

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