Turn a cereal container into a trash can- Convert a plastic cereal dispenser (whatever size fits into your space) into a handy trash can by lining it with a small plastic bag and replacing the lid. The snap-cover lid prevents trash from spilling out.
This trick is so easy and will help keep trash from piling up in your car. If you don't want to have this in your car all the time, we would definitely recommend this tip for long car rides. No more random candy wrappers, straws, dirty diapers etc! This tip was found via Aardvark Automotive.
Fast Food made Easier- Pick up a cheap caddy or basket at the Dollar Store for your child to use as a tray to eat on-the-go. Less mess!
I purchased it with the intention of organizing some of his arts and crafts supplies. It then occurred to me one day while he was eating the "Golden Arches" that he was getting ready to spill everything because he could not hold it all and his drink. I then grabbed this out of the house and left it in the car for next time and I can tell you it works like a charm. Everything has a place, even his drink. He loves it too because it's easy to hold onto in his lap. Head over to Look What I Did for more details
Turn a coffee cup into a tissue holder. The best part about this easy DIY idea is that you know it will fit into any cupholder! Every car should have one of these!
There’s a company out there called WeGo, that sells facial tissues in a take-away coffee cup. In the interest of DIY-ism, I bought one of these cups of 50 sand-paper-rough tissues for 3 bucks so I could pop off the top, rip the guts out and figure out how to make them. Here’s my easy, no-cost version. Head over to Curbly for the step by step instructions.
Empty Gum Container for Loose Change- Loose change ends up in a variety of places in our cars.
It takes up room in our cup holders, it ends up on the floor, and it falls in the small spaces between our seats that we get our hands stuck in trying while to retrieve it. So take that empty gum container that you’ve been meaning to throw away and keep it as a change holder. This will prevent loose change from making a mess in your car and it will make retrieving those quarters a lot easier when you want a slurpee from 7-11. Head over to The Zebra for more great car hacks. Image is from Krazy Coupon Lady.
Shoe Oganizer on Back of Seat -This hack is great for road trips, especially if you have animals or kiddos coming along for the ride. A couple of examples of things you can store in the organizer for the kids include plush toys, a coloring book and crayons, small books, or even snacks. If you’re bringing your pet along for the ride, you can store treats, leashes, any medications, and favorite toys. This organizer can also be used to store any emergency equipment you might need, like a flashlight, a map, or first-aid kit supplies such as bandages and antiseptic wipes. But remember, if you keep anything valuable inside the organizer like electronic devices or chargers, be sure to take them with you anytime you are not inside the vehicle to prevent them from getting stolen. Head over to The Zebra for more great car hacks. Image is from Krazy Coupon Lady.
Keep cup holders clean with silicon muffin holders- So we all know about that mysterious sticky goo that ends up at the bottom of those cup holders. If you still keep your loose change in your cup holder the goo gets on your loose change, it gets on the bottom of your cup—not to mention that trying to clean it out is a gross hassle. To prevent this mess from happening, stick somesilicon muffin holders in your cup holders. When it starts getting messy, you can just pop the muffin holders out, rinse them out and then pop them back in. Head over to The Zebra for more great car hacks. Image is from Krazy Coupon Lady.