Creating a Mobile Office or “Mommy Station” in your Vehicle
Don’t let a dirty car interior ruin another Saturday! Keep it clean, keep the kids happy, and get things done while you drive by creating a mobile office or “mommy station” in your vehicle.
Here’s a checklist of things you’ll need:
Soft-sided nylon organizer, preferably with a handle or adjustable compartments. I like soft-sided because they squish into almost any space no matter what you drive. Most megamarts carry things you can use like:
|Car organizers, Soft-sided sewing organizers, Soft-sided tackle box|
|Trunk, CD & Glove Box Organizers|
|Soft-sided trash containers & Catch-Alls|
Industrial strength Velcro (to keep everything in place)
Trash or grocery bags
All purpose wipes & glass wipes
Mail station (accordian file with stamps, blank cards & envelopes, and a contact list)
For a mobile office, you can also fill your organizer with:
Bank deposit slips
Office supplies like paperclips, binder clips, small stapler, business card holders, calculator
Accordion file with client literature, vendor info, intake forms, bank forms, tax forms, place to collect receipts
For a “Mommy Station”, you can also fill your organizer with:
Burp cloth & pacifier
One change of clothes for each child
Things to keep kids occupied like coloring books, crayons, toys, DVDs
Juice boxes, bottled water, granola bars & snacks
First aid kit
Behind the seat organizer or bin for kids toys
School & Sports calendar
Once your Mobile, here are some tips for keeping the car clean:
- Keep a trash bag open at all times to prevent pitching trash to the floor. If you have a minivan or SUV, hang a trash bag in every row. Empty it when you’re pumping gas.
- Ask kids for help to clean up their toys and put them in the back-of-the-seat organizer or toy bin before they get out of the car.
- Wipe down your dash and windshield at long red lights to keep them dirt-free.
- Spray Febreeze before you head into the mall, grocery store, or Megamart. Chances are you’ll be there a while and it’ll give the upholstery a chance to dry before you get back into your fresh smelling vehicle.