Organizing the Car
My car is getting touched up (don't ask), and I emptied it of everything before I took it in to the body shop. The amount of stuff I had in there so I could be ''prepared'' seems a little daunting to me, especially when I think of putting it all back, so I'm wondering what it is I could really do without.
I have some basics (like grocery bags and pop-up mesh crates to hold them, coupons, pen, notebook, flashlight and umbrella, hand-held fan, small bag for antacids/pain relievers/pair of contacts/eye solution/antibacterial wipes), along with the emergency stuff (blanket, rain ponchos, wind-up cell phone charger, car emergency kit w/fire extinguisher, sunscreen/bug repellent & some bottled water). Then there are the essentials (car registration, proof of insurance, car's manual, maps). Oh! There are cd's, but I can put five in the disc changer, and have a visor that holds 12. I think I can take out the cd binders that hold copies so I can have an assortment. I would really only want those on long road trips anyway, which I don't plan on taking at this time.
I also keep a pair of reading glasses, lipstick, tiny little hairbrush, an extra dog leash, change for the car wash, some trash bags, glass cleaner, paper towels and microfiber towels for drying the car.
I'm wondering what everyone else keeps in their cars and deems absolutely necessary, or important to have in there. When I try to pare it down, I don't know what I'd leave out! I think I finally realized the reason I like to drive, is so I don't actually have to carry a big bag, since everything I might need is in my car!
What's in your car, and how important is it to you?