Day 104 Car “Stuff”

How much un-necessary stuff do you keep in your car. My car isn’t to bad (I don’t think) but I will let you be the judge of that. Below is a list of the things that are currently in my car, I am literally sitting in it while typing this list.

In the trunk/boot

  • Jumper Leads
  • Blanket
  • Recyclable shopping bags x 10 for grocery shopping
  • Plastic crate to store the above items

Glove Compartment

  • CDs x 8
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • Car size Yellow Pages
  • An old rental car receipt
  • Registration and Insurance papers
  • Car warranty papers
  • Tyre warranty plan
  • Old shopping dockets x 6
  • Car cell/mobile phone charger
  • Pen
  • Old sunglasses bags x 2 (empty)
  • small snap lock bag
  • Car log book

Centre Console

  • Cell/mobile phone charger (different phone)
  • Old shopping list
  • Candy wrappers x 2
  • i-Pod Jack cord

Front Passenger Door

  • Pair of scissors

Driver’s Door

  • Broken i-Pod jack cord
  • Pizza specials flyer
  • Spare reading glasses
  • Whiteboard marker


  • Umbrella
  • Windscreen sunshade

As I said “not too bad”. The items in red are items I removed while conducting this exercise. I could probably still remove a few more items but I am comfortable with things as they are.

Now go take a look at your car. How many un-necessary items can you find and while you are there remove them. If you have items that you often transport in you car such as  sporting gear, strollers, seasonal gear like snow chains  etc that aren’t always necessary try keeping them in an organised fashion near to where you park so you can quickly throw them in if you need them.

Now when you are unexpectedly required to pick up a few extra passengers or you have to rush your pet off for a emergency trip to the vet you won’t be wasting precious time trying to make space in the car.


Our little townhouse doesn’t have a lot of closet space so there won’t be room for this item anymore so off it goes to the donation box
Orgniser Shelf

Colleen’s Helpful Hint of the Day

Leather furniture needs tender loving care for it to last the test of time. Some leather particularly semi aniline needs to be cleaned every 6-8 weeks and conditioned every second time you clean it. The cleaner removes all those nasty things like sweat and dust and the conditioner replaces the polyurethane coating which protects the surface from stains etc. Different leathers need different care. A good web site to read up on this subject is

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.