Does your glove box tend to accumulate junk? Learn how to keep it clutter-free and functional with these tips on How to Clean and Organize Your Glove Box.
A well-kept car is a happier place to be! With kids in tow the car can quickly become an organized mess to say the least; a total nightmare is more like it. If you have a free afternoon, you might want to head over and check out these helpful ways to organize your car. If all you have is a few minutes be sure to check out these tips on How to Clean and Organize Your Glove Box.
How to Clean and Organize Your Glove Box
Organizing your glove box actually starts with trying to weed out the clutter and decide what exactly needs to go into such a small space. There are a few necessities that need to stay in your glove box at all times. If you have room you can also add in some items that will make your life easier.
- proof of insurance
- owner’s manual
- medical information for every member of your household (This really comes in handy if you are in an accident and unable to speak.)
- first aid kit
If you have room you may want to add these items:
- napkins or paper towels
- hand sanitizer
- hair ties
- plastic bags (You never know when this will come in handy but you will be surprised how many times it does!)
You will want to start your organizing extravaganza with cleaning out the glove box. Take everything out and grab your vacuum cleaner and get all the dust and grime out of the small corners and crevices. Take a damp rag and wipe it out. In the end you will be glad you took the time to do it!
Once you have everything out its best to place everything back in a little more organized. Ask your insurance company if they have some free sleeves to keep your insurance cards in. If you place it in the same spot every time it will be much easier to find. They have some pretty cool glove box organizers on the internet that are pretty affordable and may make your life a little easier.
Make sure you put your owner’s manual back in your glove box for easy access. While you waiting in line at the bank you can even take a few flags or post it notes and book mark the pages that are important to you like how to change a flat tire. This makes it much easier to find these items in an emergency.
Keeping a first aid kit in the glove box is not only convenient but can be necessary if you have children. I'm not sure how many times we have been walking out from a store and somebody trips and falls on their knee and blood is running everywhere. Keeping items like Band-Aids, tweezers, gauze pads, adhesive tape and antibiotic ointment can really help out in a pinch and save you from an even bigger mess later. Find a small make-up bag to keep all your supplies in.
Keeping important medical information for your entire family can really come in handy in case of an emergency. If you put your full name, birth date, medication list, and any pertinent health information in the glove box where it is easily found by EMS and first responders it can actually be lifesaving at times. Keep this information on top and easily seen just in case of emergency. It may also be helpful but not necessary to keep your primary physicians name and number on there as well.
Once you have all the necessary information tucked neatly inside you can see if you have room for the extras such as hair ties, hand sanitizers, napkins and plastic bags for those just in case situations. It only takes a few minutes to organize your glove box and get everything tucked back neatly inside.