Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Back Seat Organization

As the kids have gotten older, one of the things that we always struggled with was keeping the back seat of the car organized when we take trips (even the short ones where we don't go but an hour from home!) I wanted to make sure that they have a variety of activities at their fingertips, but don't want the stuff to be floating everywhere and getting stepped on.

A couple of years ago, as we were preparing to head out for a 16 hour drive to Walt Disney World, I knew that I had to find a solution. I decided that the best thing would be some of box that could work like a file box. It took me a while, but I found the perfect file box that fit between the two back seats and best of all, it had a lid! It is made at Sterlite and I found it at an office store.
The file box has been a great solution for us. We are able to keep a variety of coloring books, activity books, spiral notebooks, Sudoku books, dry erase boards, a box for pens and pencils, a box of crayons and dry erase crayons and more in the box. The kids will set their remotes or headphones on top of the box when they aren't in use.
And, I can easily clip the lid back on and move it out of the way.

It isn't fancy, but it works for us!

This post shared at Works for Me Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

wow that looks so nice. I couldn't see the floor of my suv for some time. I will need to put a box like this in my vehicle.

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

That is a really great idea. It seems like I am always so disorganized in the car!