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Get Your Car Organized

Updated on October 27, 2014

A Great Car Organizer Keeps You Safe and Sane

I have the High Road Swing Away Organizer and it's the best car accessory I have ever had.

Everyone that has seen it wants one. I have given it as a gift to a couple of people now, and it was a hit, especially with new car owners and communters who spend a lot of time in their cars. It makes a welcome gift, and for under $20 it is a very high quality well made item.

It drives me crazy when there's a bunch of stuff floating around in my car that I can't find when I need it, so I love this thing!

This organizer has eight pockets, and it's 9 x 18 x 4 inches, so it holds a lot; it attaches to the headrest easily, and it makes you safer because you can find what you need while you're driving, without having to take your eyes off the road.

It detaches easily too, making it simple to move from one vehicle to another fast, without forgetting anything.

The Swing Away does just that - when you have a passenger in front, or a passenger in the back needs something that is in the organizer, you just swing the organizer around to the back of the seat.

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.

A. A. Milne

Keep Your Car Like You Keep Your House

We've all been in that car that makes you feel like you need a shower after riding in it. Perhaps some of us have even owned that car...including me! Never again.

I have to keep the stuff in my car neat and organized, where I can find it. I have a teenager, dogs, I drive to work, and I do the shopping, so I carry quite a bit of stuff in a small space!

Think about it - the interior of your car is actually a small room, it just has wheels. Sure there are cup holders and a glove box, maybe a pocket on the back of the seat, but like any room, you have to furnish it. Take the time to consider what you need to have in your "room", and buy the "furnishings" that make sense.

What is the inside of your car like?

Best Car Organizer EVER

Mine holds a book of soduko, a package of baby wipes and napkins for spills, extra sunglasses, a small notebook and some pens, car registration and insurance papers, a pair of scissors and a small sewing kit, my Nirvana CDs, five cotton grocery bags, my dog park pass and some doggie poop bags, an umbrella, a map, my grocery coupon wallet, a tire pressure gauge, gum. breath mints, hand lotion, pepper spray, and an extra pair of gloves. I even tuck a dryer sheet into one of the mesh pockets to keep my car fresh. It's the best!

Don't need a big organizer? - Get the mini!

7 pockets (one of them is a lined glasses or sunglasses sleeve), 3.8 x 7.5 x 9 inches, and it swings away just like its bigger brother.

My Other Car Organizing Tools

Considering how much your car costs, and how much time you spend in it, making a few thoughtful purchases makes sense. If you use your car every day, you really should keep it organized in ways that make sense for your needs, to personalize it for your own comfort.

A car that is organized is easier to vacuum and and keep clean, so upkeep is simple, and being in your car will be a pleasure. You'll never be embarrassed when your boss asks you for a ride and your mother won't cringe when she gets in your car.

Below are a few other items I have in my car to make it organized and pleasant to ride in.

High Road CarHooks Car Seat Hangers - 2 Pack
High Road CarHooks Car Seat Hangers - 2 Pack

I love these. They attach to the posts of the headrest. I use them to hang my handbag so it doesn't fall over and spill, or to hang a grocery bag if I've made a quick stop at the store, instead of putting it on the seat and having things fall out. Simple but brilliant.

EZ Storage Solutions Trunk Organizer & Cooler, Fully Collapsible and Portable
EZ Storage Solutions Trunk Organizer & Cooler, Fully Collapsible and Portable

Holds my ice scraper, first aid kit and flares, a small stash of bottled water and energy bars, paper towels and cleaning spray for sprucing up my interior, a deodorant stick (every once in a blue moon I'm rushed and forget...and I HATE being sticky, so this is where I stash my backup) and an extra umbrella. The cooler section is nice for keeping things cold from the grocery store to home. Its got handles so it's easy to move it to another vehicle when you need to.

Auto Trash (Paw Print - grey) by The Mod Mobile - litter bag/garbage can for your car
Auto Trash (Paw Print - grey) by The Mod Mobile - litter bag/garbage can for your car

These come in many, many patterns. It can hang from the headrest or you can loop it over the gearshift. It is the perfect size for a car trash bag, and it comes with a roll of plastic liners.


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      mcspocky lm 4 years ago

      Great lens. :)

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      RedHairedRockHead 5 years ago

      @AshleyCarew1: You won't know how you lived without it, and you will end up buying more for others!

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      AshleyCarew1 5 years ago

      These look great, I definitely need one!

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      RavingMadAsAHatter 5 years ago

      I don't have a car yet... but I like all this stuff. :D Thanks for the tips!