This year I am doing a weekly series every Monday on organizing. There is a great book that I found on Amazon, organize now, by Jennifer Ford Berry. The thing I really love about this book is that it is broken up in to weeks. There is a project for every week of the year, plus a few more. I am doing all of the weekly challenges this year, but I am changing the order up a bit.
Any printables from the Organize Now series are available here…
I have made monthly calendars of my projects, available here…
I am so crazy that I have all of my bag contents in printable form! I have them laminated so that I can take them along with me when I travel, and can also use them to check inventories and see what I need to replace.
I am a mom. I am an antiques dealer. I am a blogger. We are restoring an 1880 Queen Anne Victorian house. My sons play Little League and travel baseball pretty much year round. One of my sons is a cellist. We pull trailers and boats, and haul gear and junk from the flea market. My poor Suburban gets a lot of use, in a lot of different ways. This is what works for me! Most of the time, anyway!
Here is what I keep in the back of my SUV.
1. BLANKET BAG
I always keep a couple of blankets and a picnic tablecloth in a tote.
I am diabetic, and cheap. I like to keep water in the car for when the boys just have to pull over so we can buy a few $2 Gatorades, and I keep healthy snacks to keep my blood sugar steady.
Frogg Togg towels
3. SNACK BAG
I also keep these things back there. I always seem to be needing my chairs, and I use the wagon at the flea market, and at games and practice.
4. Propane heater
5. Folding chairs
8. CAR BAG
I also keep some things for human and dog emergencies in a Thirty-One Utility Tote in the back. Boredom counts as an emergency, hence the sporting equipment.
Extra propane for my portable heater
Reusable shopping bags
We have two huge, over 100 lb. dogs, and they go along with us a lot, so I keep some supplies for them. I also keep a special water bottle for them in my cooler.
Cable tie out
FIRST AID KIT
Blood glucose meter
Like I said, we are restoring an old house, and this stuff comes in handy. I also sometimes need tools when I am junking or taking things to my antiques booth.
Swiss Army knife
So now we are on to the front of the car.
I know, I need a carwash.
So in the middle console, cup holder area of my car I always have:
Cup with change
In my glove box I have:
In the center console I have two pouches, one for electronics and one for personal care items. The Polly Pocket is a family mascot. The boys and my husband used to hide it in each others school lunches, pockets, wherever they could embarrass each other.
Behind the front seat in the pouches I keep:
Trash bags in Wet Wipes container
I also have these great hooks to hand trash bags from in each row…
In the very back row I have a string bag that contains a DVD holder with movies, headphones for the DVD player, and extra batteries.
That was embarrassing, but later this week will be even worse when I show how I pack for a baseball tournament.