Welcome to week 14, our final challenge of the 2015 Home Organizing Series. This week we are cleaning out, purging and organizing our cars. In my opinion, our cars are a reflection of our state of mind. If our cars are messy, we will be more stressed and anxious. It’s amazing what a simple task like cleaning out your car can do to your peace of mind. Take 20-30 minutes this week to clean out your car. Give it a good vacuuming and wash down. If you give your car the necessary care and maintenance it needs on a weekly basis, it will last a lot longer, saving you money and headaches.
WEEK #14 CHECKLIST: (Print out the Car Organization checklist HERE)
- Keep in car
- Take in the house
- Sort through everything in the car. Empty it completely. Remove anything that doesn’t belong or isn’t necessary to have in the car.
- Wipe down the inside of the car
- Clean windows
- Wash Outside of car
- Take mats out and vacuum/shampoo
- Reusable Grocery Bags
- Emergency Kit
- Car Binder
- Business Receipts
- Kid Kit (If you have kids, you can keep car toys together in a bag/bin)
I keep my car as clutter free and clean as possible. I vacuum & wash it weekly. I spent a lot of money on it and want it to last a long time. I don’t allow any food or drinks in the car. No fast food fries here! The kids will not starve if they don’t eat in the car. By having a NO FOOD rule in our car, 75% of the mess has been eliminated.
- Oil Change
- Car Wash
- Repairs (Maintenance log, Mechanic numbers, etc)
- Volvo on Call
- Emergency (Phone numbers of relatives, etc)
- Insurance/Registration papers
I hope you’ve gotten some tips to help get you car clean & organized. Regular cleaning & decluttering is a great habit to learn and repeat on a regular basis. A clean car equals a clear mind. Happy Organizing.
HOW TO SHARE:
Share your progress on Instagram using the hash tag #abfolorganizechallenge, blog about the weekly challenges – sharing your before and after pictures and/or share over at my Home Organization 101 group here. Hold yourself accountable and finish all 14 challenges!
NEW TO THE CHALLENGE?
If you are just joining us, visit the challenge details page here, to learn what it’s all about.
Week 1: The Kitchen
Week 2: The Laundry Room
Week 3: The Pantry
Week 4: Master Bedroom
Week 5: The Office
Week 6: Living Room
Week 7: Bathrooms
Week 8: Playroom
Week 9: Dining Room
Week 10: Linen Closet
Week 11: Kids Closets
Week 12: Master Closet
Week 13: Launch Pad
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