Let’s talk about Organizing the Trunk or back of your car, van or SUV for Summer. My goal is to have things ready and organized for playing at the park, impromptu picnics, day hikes, last minute shopping or anything else that might pop up on a nice Summer day. I like to use these totes for organizing the trunk because they’re really inexpensive and sturdy plus they’re easy to clean. They run about $6 each and are easy to find at stores like Target or WalMart. I have 3 of them I keep in the back of the van. They fit almost perfectly across the back.
Organizing the Trunk
This tote holds reusable shopping bags. Yes, the tote is pretty full and I use them all the time. They’re great for transporting extra picnic supplies, wet clothes, sandy toys, and of course, groceries.
This tote holds all the fun stuff: volleyball, soccer ball, frisbee, plastic lacrosse game, kites, etc. The older kids don’t do much playing on the playground anymore but they love to kick the ball around and play other games with the family. We’ve also recently taken up disc golf so the good discs are also kept in the tote.
The last tote holds sunscreen, bug spray, paper towels, wet wipes, first aid kit, water bottles, a couple of plastic bags for garbage, and 2 picnic blankets. I feel like we’re ready for almost anything this Summer. I don’t keep snacks in the van because it gets so hot in the Summer but I keep some in a bag ready to go by the garage door.
Almost any container can be used to keep your things organized in the trunk. If you don’t want to spend any money try using reusable shopping bags, empty ice cream containers, collapsible totes or a laundry basket to keep things corralled. We also have enough room in front of the baskets for fold up camp chairs. They come in really handy when there’s not a picnic table or a bench around. Of course, we use them to watch the kids play sports too.
Have you organized your trunk? What are some of your must have supplies?
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