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I recently received a new car as a gift from my in-laws for my birthday. I normally keep a very messy car, but have changed my ways with the new car. Today I want to share with you how I maintain ultimate organization in my glove box. Glove boxes are the junk-drawers of your car. We tend to toss anything and everything into them. That makes it difficult to find the necessary things when we need them! I put together a fantastic binder to contain all important documentation in a neat and organized way.
I picked up my supplies for this project at Target. As you know, I always check the cartwheel app before I run in. I found this coupon to save 10% during February on New Extra® 35-stick pack. I ALWAYS keep gum in my car, so I grabbed 2 of these. I purchased the Extra® Gum Spearmint and also the Extra® Gum Polar Ice®.
The new Extra® 35-stick packs make it convenient to divide up. My son can throw some sticks in his backpack, I can toss a few in my purse, and keep the durable recycled packaging in my car. You can find the new Extra® 35-stick packs in the checkout line at your local Target.
Here's what I picked up for the project: A mini 3 ring binder, pens, and dividers with tabs. All of these supplies can be found in the Target One Spot. They're affordable and make this a super cheap DIY! I purchased the pens as extra pens to keep in my glove box. You just never know when you'll need a pen.
||WHAT YOU'LL NEED||
♥Mini 3 Ring Binder
♥Full Size Dividers with Tabs
You'll need to size the dividers to fit your binder. I was using small page protectors to put my documents in inside the binder. I hate when divider tabs don't stick out past page protectors, so I sized mine to stick out. This made my sizing a little random, but it works. You'll want to cut out the dividers leaving the tabs so they're already made for you. Be sure to mark where you'll need to punch your holes too.
Once I had them all cut out, I used a label maker to label my tabs. I chose to categorize my tabs into: Maintenance/Repairs, Mileage [I track mileage for business purposes], Emergency, & Insurance/Registration.
In the Emergency tab I put my roadside assistance info, emergency contact numbers, etc. This will make it helpful when in a situation where you need that information fast.
Once I completed the dividers, I put them in my 3 ring binder. Then I sorted all of my glove box papers and documentation. I placed the documents into page protectors and put them in their corresponding section of the binder.
I really like having all my maintenance info where I can flip through and see what has been done. This is useful for cars that still have warranties because you're taking the car to the dealership frequently for upkeep and maintenance.
Place the binder in your glove box along with your owner's manual and you're all set. I of course placed my new Extra® 35-stick packs in there as well. More gum for me to share with my passengers!
How do you organize your glove box? What ideas do you have? Do you also keep gum in your car at all times? Let me know in the comments!