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    Updated on May 26, 2019. Posted on May 5, 2016

    15 Useful Things That Will Actually Organize Your Car

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    1. Stick a couple of silicone muffin cups in your cup holders to catch all the dirt that ends up in the crevices.

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    Then once they're dirty, you can pop 'em in the dishwasher. You can get a dozen of them for $7.59 here. From here.

    2. Sort all of your glove box papers in a mini organizer.

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    Make it easy to find what you need when you need it. Find a similar one for $6.29 here. From here.

    3. Strap an organizer over your passenger-side visor so you can always find your sunglasses.

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    This custom made one is $15.90 here.

    4. Hang over-the-door organizers in your trunk to create a fully stocked car command center.

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    Maybe overkill for every day, but great for longer road trips, especially if you have kids — it has flip-flops, clothes, baby wipes, rain gear, jackets, trash bags, hand sanitizer, snacks, sunscreen, and more. Read more about it here.

    5. Or for every day, be ready for spontaneous spring and summer picnics by putting together a ~car kit~.

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    This one has a picnic blanket, hand sanitizer, bug spray, paper towels, and a few other essentials.

    6. And of course, be prepared for any emergency by putting together an emergency kit.

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    This is probably the most important car kit of all. Read more about what you should pack here.

    7. Repurpose a college shower caddy as a backseat entertainment center.

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    It can sit neatly on the middle seat or between two captain's chair seats. Pack it with puzzles, water bottles, games, or whatever else your backseat riders need. Read more here.

    8. Or keep a couple shower caddies in the trunk for easy car trip dining.

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    Great for kids or messy adults (like me). Read more here.

    9. Keep a tissue box full of plastic bags handy for wet swimsuits or muddy shoes.

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    No need to intricately fold the bags; just stuff 'em in there. From here.

    10. Turn a tablet into an instant backseat TV with an over-the-seat hanger.

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    This one is $14.99 here.

    11. Or opt for this simpler headrest clamp.

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    Get it here for $29.95.

    12. Pick up a charger that will juice everyone's phones at once.

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    Especially helpful for long road trips. Get it for $29.99 here.

    13. Keep extra change in an empty gum container.

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    If you don't like the branding, decorate the container with washi tape, or just take off the label. From here.

    14. Repurpose a dollar-store cereal container as a sealable trash can.

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    Putting extra bags in the bottom means that you can toss the trash when you're at a gas station and still have a liner handy. From here.

    15. Go all-out and build a pop-up shelf for your SUV to keep your groceries safe.

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    You'll need a wire closet shelf (which you can get at a hardware store for a little over $10), something to use for legs, carpet (if you want to cover the wire shelf), zip ties, screw hooks, and an hour or two. See how to do it here.

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