This month we bought a car, and there is nothing like being forced to clean out your vehicle for sale to make you realize what a disgusting car-slob you’ve become. I mean…it’s not as bad as it was in your early twenties when your vehicle also served as your closet, pantry, makeup counter, and impromptu bedroom, but if you’re like me and you have a tiny blond tyrant currently treating it as most of those things, it probably isn’t far behind.
Brief aside: How amazing is this dirty car art by Texas artist Scott Wade? Sadly my cars have definitely found themselves filthy enough to serve as a canvas over the years, and I have to imagine this would be a lot more pleasant to come back to than a WASH ME scrawl. Although it’s worth noting that I don’t think Scott actually art-bombs dirty cars. (But I wish he would.)
To see more of what Scott can do visit him at DirtyCarArt.com
So, keeping in mind the crap I just pulled out of my VW, here are my top five car-organization recommendations. In no particular order. At least not as far as I can tell.
Okay, I know I said no particular order, but this Document Organizer Thing is definitely the #1 thing I’ve decided I need for my car. No, not because I am still toting around a Thomas Guide. Quite the contrary. (Or, totally unrelated.) It’s because I am constantly finding former masterpieces of Delilah’s crushed to oblivion under my seats. (Sorry future Delilah, don’t tell your therapist.)
I need something just this size to hold said masterpieces in place until I can clear them all out and photograph them so they can be properly recycled in to new art projects. See where I’m going with this? It’s almost like you can’t remember how you survived with out one of these before, right?
Man, they really do not shoot pretty product images of automotive crap. Still, this trunk organizer from Hopkins is a sturdy, well-priced bet.
Air freshener smell generally grosses me out, but sometimes you just have to get a smell out of your car. Which is why I think these natural air purifying bags from Moco are awesome. Bamboo Charcoal absorbs odors and dehumidifiers air without leaving any weird chemical smells behind. Plus they’re good for up to two years.
Okay, and last but not least…it’s safer for you if your pups can’t drool down your back while you’re driving. And it’s definitely safer for them.
I usually try not to talk about stuff to acquire on Purgeday Thursday, but sometimes a few well placed organizational items can go a long way… And sometimes it’s okay to be really excited about your new car, okay?
How’s your purging going? We’re in the final stretch now you know…