Task 25 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge – The Car

It’s week 25 of my Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge. If you haven’t signed up yet, join me today as I help you remove all those things in your home you no longer need or use.

The family go in it everyday, and so does a lot of other things. Food packaging, coffee cups, discarded tissues (ew!), toys, artworks from school, discarded shoes… the list goes on. Decluttering the car can very quickly feel like an overwhelming task, but with this week’s step-by-step declutter task it will hopefully feel a little less daunting.

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Decluttering Task #25

The Car

You probably know by now that I like to keep organised, and my car is no exception. I like to use storage containers to help organise my centre console. I’m very lucky to have a nice big deep centre console, but if you don’t you can use storage containers to utilise the space in your boot. I keep a nail file, lipgloss, tissues, pen, gum, hand sanitiser, moisturiser and an umbrella in my centre console. 

Storage ideas and solutions for car

The glove box is another area that can easily get full of papers, food and other things.  

Tidy and organise glovebox - declutter task


  • Put a plastic bag on each of your wrists, clean the contents on the front and back seats and floor, all the kids excess clutter, rubbish, and don’t forget the centre console and glove box! Put rubbish in one bag and items that need to be returned into the home in the other.
  • Give the inside of the car a clean. My stick vac has a handheld attachment to make this process easy. 
  • I use my homemade wipes to clean the centre area and the dashboard. 
  • Determine what items you don’t mind keeping in the car. 
  • Add any new and/or current storage products to your car to help keep it organised.
  • Place items you don’t use often in the back of the car.

MY TIP: I always feel so happy when I get in a clean and organised car, which is why I also recommend instilling this one simple rule (so that your car stays clutter free!): if you bring it into the car, it’s your responsibility to take it out again at the other end of the trip.

Vacuum car accessories to clean car

How’s the state of your car? Does it need a good clean?

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