Car Trunk

Have you ever left the grocery store with a cart of groceries, arrived at your car, opened the trunk, and there’s a bunch of stuff in there that you forgot to take out and now the frustration hits of having to figure out how to get your groceries in, or they get relegated to the back seat, or worse, the passenger seat! (If you’d like to watch video, scroll to the bottom of this post.)

What’s in the trunk of your car?

The trunk of our vehicles is not a storage place or a place to dump and forget.

If you don’t know what’s in the trunk of your vehicle, it’s time to empty it out. Everything in there needs a home and needs to be put away so you know where to find it in the future. Garbage needs to be thrown out and anything you don’t need or serves no purpose can be donated.

Create your keep, donate, and garbage areas and take each item out of your trunk asking yourself two questions:

  1. Do I love this?
  2. Does it serve a purpose?

If the answer is no to both questions, the item can be donated or garbage. If the answer to either question is yes, it goes in the keep pile. Once the trunk is empty, determine if any items from the keep pile have a home in the trunk. I keep a road side emergency kit and my reusable shopping bags there, that’s it.

You may want a designated area in your house and/or garage where you keep items that you regularly use and need in the trunk of your car. This may include sporting equipment, foldable grocery cart, reusable shopping bags, etc. This way those items that you use regularly have a home, but aren’t always taking up that valuable space. Additionally, they are easily accessed when needed and as they have a proper home, you know where to find them and where to put them away.

Maybe, being day 17 of our micro-minimizing project you may have boxes of donations in your trunk to drop off to a thrift store. Today’s a good day to get that errand accomplished! 😊

UPDATED TO ADD: A friend of mine just pointed out that she has an SUV, so “doesn’t have a trunk.” I told her this is a loophole. LOL! So, let’s just say by “trunk” I mean the storage area at the rear of your vehicle! Have an awesome day, everyone!

I welcome your ideas, thoughts, and questions in the comments below.

Remember you can share your journey with me and others by using hashtag #MarchMicroMinimizing, and tag me on Facebook or Instagram using handle @suzannegouldenILC.

Here I am talking about clearing the trunk of our cars:

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