Purge Day 8: Car

October 8, 2014


Day 8 Purge via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Welcome to Day #8 of our 31 Day Purge. Today we are headed outside.  Some of you may not need to do this task, but others need to desperately.  You know who you are.  Don’t skip today.  Complete it and pat yourself on the back when you finish.  Now lets get purging!
Purging the Car via A Bowl Full of Lemons 31 Day Purge Series


Task:  Purge everything from your car (that doesn’t belong there)!  Empty out all un-necessary items.  Toss the trash & put things back where they belong. Clean & vacuum if you have time, but concentrate on purging.  Don’t forget the trunk!

Organizing Tips:

  • Assemble an emergency car kit & place it in your trunk.  Gather all paperwork & insurance papers & place them in a long accordion (coupon like) organizer. Don’t forget to label each divider.  My “Auto Care Kit” contains everything you need to keep up with maintenance on your vehicle, including an emergency car kit checklist.  See it here.
  • Make it a habit to clean out your car every evening.  Even if you have to make 2 trips – do it!  It only takes a minute or two. Trust me, you will enjoy getting into a clean car every morning.  It’s a great way to start your day off right.
  • Check back soon to see my brand new “car organization” blog post.  I will be sharing it later on this month.

If you’re new to the purge, Welcome!  You can revisit all of the posts HERE & complete them at your own pace. I encourage you to share you progress on Instagram using the hash tag #abfol31daypurge. And if you don’t already follow me, I’d love for you to join me on Instagram HERE where I share lots of homekeeping tips & ideas.  I’ll see you tomorrow, for more purging.


14 comments on “Purge Day 8: Car

  1. Katlin S. says:

    Cool! I get a day off 🙂

  2. Laura says:

    I’m loving your 31 day purge challenge! This is definitely one I need to work on 🙂

  3. Mae says:

    Always prided myself on a pretty clean car despite kids, barn chores and animals. Now I have grand babies and was wrestling a car seat switching out the straps…and I do mean wrestling-it was like manhandling an alligator. Anyway I felt pretty good when only 1….yes ONE Cheerio fell out from the bottom and nuttin else

  4. Shannon says:

    I don’t own a car living in a major city. The main four wheels in my life is my stroller! Organizing a bag with all the essentials for a five month old and three year old (band aids, wipes, snacks, change of clothing etc). Cleaning out the stroller basket and handlebar organizer today instead. Giving a good vacuum and wipe down. Washing the stroller liners and wheels.

  5. Dusti says:

    Hi Toni! This is just great! I love organization 🙂 Would there be a way to find out suggested tabs for the auto accordion filing system? Thank you!

  6. May says:

    No matter how organized I get in the rest of my life, my car remains a dumpster! I don’t know why I can’t stay on top of this one.

  7. Shavon J Spraggin says:

    Love this!! I need to work on keeping my car clean. With four kids, lately it seems practically impossible. And don’t get me started on my trunk. Can’t wait to see your car series!!

  8. Lindsay says:

    I haven’t cleaned out our car for weeks! Nobody seems to want to do it. Maybe I should set up a schedule for the whole family to participate in this purge challenge.

    • Rachel says:

      That is a great idea and then once it’s been cleaned out make it the rule that you take out all the items that aren’t intended to stay in the car, each time you arrive at home.

  9. Dusti says:

    Hi! Just following up to see if somewhere I missed the glove compartment organization? i have been keeping an eye out 😉 Thank you!

  10. micheal says:

    This is really amazing..!! my car remains a dumpster 😀

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