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The boot of the car is the space that is basically a catch-all for all the things that you need to keep in the car. If you want to make sure you are making the most of the space you have, you want to make sure that it is organised. 

Why you should organise the boot of your car

As you are stashing everything in the boot of your car, you need to make sure that there is enough room for the essentials and anything you need to carry or pickup. To make sure that you get the most room and fit more things in the boot, you want to organise it. 

Safety

In case you needed more reasons to organise your car, you want to make sure that the items in the boot are put away safely. This keeps the items from getting broken as they fly around the area and keeps them from flying up in the car during an accident. 

Extra weight

Another reason to keep things organised is so that you are not driving around with things you do not need. Adding extra weight to the car, when it is necessary to can put a strain on your gas mileage. Your car will get better gas mileage when there are fewer things in the car. 

Ways to organise the boot of your car

Use an organiser

Use a boot organiser that attaches to the back of the seat that hangs over into the boot. Put the small things that are essential in the pockets. This keeps the items secure so that it is easy to find them and keeps them tucked away and neatly stored. 

Use Containers

When you are trying to keep things organised, it is important to keep things contained. Use foldable boot storage boxes to keep grocery bags together or keep the items you need for your outings together in one place. You can use bins or buy a car organiser that keeps everything together using straps and different sections. 

Take Stock

Every few months or at the change of seasons, go through everything in the car. In wintertime, you want to make sure you have things you might need like additional antifreeze, ice scrapers, blankets, and cat litter. These are things that you do not need in the warmer weather. During the summer months, you might need things like sunscreen, towels, and possibly a change of clothes or beach toys. By changing the stock of things that you have in the car, you have what you will need and are not taking up space with things you do not need. 

Keeping the boot of your car organised is the best way to efficiently use the space and find what you are looking for when you need it.

Win a Car Boot Organiser

To help ensure that your car boot is organised, we have a URAQT Car Boot Organiser to giveaway to one lucky reader.

Prize: URAQT Car Boot Organiser

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95 Comments

  • Reply Kathleen Marsden

    I just keep it tidy then there isn’t a problem

    3rd August 2020 at 11:08 AM
  • Reply Dawn Samples

    My boot isn’t organised at all so this would be perfect for me x

    3rd August 2020 at 11:34 AM
    • Reply Darren Bourne

      I start packing up the boot early so I’m not cramming things in (until the last minute things that inevitably have to be stuffed in!)

      27th August 2020 at 11:45 AM
  • Reply Tracy Nixon

    I have plastic storage boxes in our boot. I clean it our regularly as I am a bit ott with cleaning lol!

    3rd August 2020 at 11:39 AM
  • Reply Caroline H

    I keep some of the heavy duty bags for life in the boot to organise things. It works ok but the odd bag does go flying on particularly sharp corners.

    3rd August 2020 at 11:39 AM
  • Reply YOLANDA DAVIS

    I could really use something like this. My boot is a mess with shopping bags, umbrella’s, petrol jerry cans, bottles of water, coolant, screen spray,cd’s that I haven’t used for years and more. Count me SOOOOoooooo in on this one.

    3rd August 2020 at 11:50 AM
  • Reply Peter Watson

    I’m totally disorganised and throw things into boxes on the day.This would help.

    3rd August 2020 at 1:06 PM
    • Reply Tee

      I have small sotrage boxes to pop bits into and the stack onto each other. I don’t have a lot of stuff but it works for what I do have.

      30th August 2020 at 11:24 PM
  • Reply Jean Cassell

    I have boxes in the boot to put items in that are needed for journeys

    3rd August 2020 at 1:27 PM
  • Reply Mari Sutherland

    I have the bits and bobs I need in carrier bags; this would be so much better!

    3rd August 2020 at 2:16 PM
  • Reply ashleigh allan

    This is great!

    3rd August 2020 at 2:42 PM
  • Reply Abby

    My boot is usually filled with shopping bags so I don’t forget them when I go shopping. Also is nice to have the essentials like bottled water and a blanket if I broke down or got stranded. Also having some bits for the car is handy such as extra oil, kitchen paper, a towel, a petrol can etc. I like it keep it tidy and organised

    3rd August 2020 at 5:51 PM
  • Reply Liz Marks

    I have no car boot organisation at all! I need help!

    3rd August 2020 at 7:17 PM
  • Reply Christine Lockley

    We don’t find things easily, it’ always a struggle – sorting through to find what we want amongst all the stuff we think we need in the boot- this would be a great help

    3rd August 2020 at 7:40 PM
  • Reply Lynne D

    My boot is usually quite empty apart from shopping bags, a dressing gown in case we find an animal on the road (daughter insisted) and often those bags of recycling that you drive round with for a few months before disposing off

    3rd August 2020 at 9:16 PM
  • Reply Kevin000

    I TRY to keep it as empty as possible!

    3rd August 2020 at 9:30 PM
  • Reply Lydia Joy

    I’d love one of these. My car is a total mess and this looks ideal especially for holidays!!

    3rd August 2020 at 9:36 PM
  • Reply Rebecca Nisbet

    I live by the phrase ‘organised mess’ but no so organised, it goes in the boot then a few months later it see’s the light of day

    3rd August 2020 at 10:35 PM
  • Reply Denise Wilden

    I try and not leave anything in the car if I can help it and put things I’ll need and emergency items in a basket depending on the Journey

    3rd August 2020 at 10:38 PM
  • Reply Elly thomaas

    Just got myself my first car so this prize would be perfect for me!

    4th August 2020 at 12:48 PM
  • Reply Susan Willshee

    The weekend is my time for cleaning the car and I make a point of always cleaning out the boot when I clean the outside. Sadly, between times, things get stuffed back in the boot again and forgotten until the next clean out

    4th August 2020 at 8:57 PM
  • Reply Ellie Spider

    I’ve got a net thing that attaches to the boot cover where i put little things to stop them rolling about but thats about it

    4th August 2020 at 10:13 PM
  • Reply Margaret Gallagher

    Plastic boxes with labels on- these look brill

    5th August 2020 at 1:54 PM
  • Reply Carole Nott

    This looks like the perfect answer to keep a tidy boot and would be so useful

    5th August 2020 at 5:31 PM
  • Reply Sue Harris

    This looks like a really good idea.

    5th August 2020 at 8:18 PM
  • Reply Mel Turner

    I dont thats why I need to win this

    5th August 2020 at 8:48 PM
  • Reply Katie B

    My boot is definitely not organised. It is full of useful things that I always spend ages hunting for! This would definitely come in handy!

    6th August 2020 at 11:51 AM
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    Everything in its place!

    6th August 2020 at 9:41 PM
  • Reply Alison Johnson

    I tend to use bags for life & hope they stay upright!

    7th August 2020 at 4:44 PM
  • Reply CLAIRE TAYLOR

    We don’t that’s why an boot organiser would be a dream.

    8th August 2020 at 10:27 AM
  • Reply Emma G

    This would definitely come in handy!

    9th August 2020 at 9:20 PM
  • Reply Emma G

    This would be so handy. At the moment I have a boot compartment bag that just sits in the boot to organise everything sensibly but this would make the job even easier

    9th August 2020 at 9:22 PM
  • Reply Fiona Johnstone

    My boot is not organised at all. I have to rummage through things to get what I want. This would be perfect for me.

    10th August 2020 at 7:25 PM
  • Reply kim white

    Disorganised chaos will reign no more in the car

    10th August 2020 at 9:47 PM
  • Reply Adrian Bold

    I’ve not thought about an organiser before, but this would be perfect!

    11th August 2020 at 3:36 AM
  • Reply Elizabeth Walker

    I’m currently using an old cardboard box to throw all of my stuff in! This would be great to actually see and easily grab what I need.

    11th August 2020 at 10:44 AM
  • Reply Julie Ward

    My boot is tidy its my sister that needs this

    11th August 2020 at 11:39 PM
  • Reply christine goody

    i make sure i get everything out on return from a journey. leave nothing

    12th August 2020 at 12:31 PM
  • Reply Jo Young

    My boot has a lift up flap where I store an air pump and shopping bags. That would be very handy to tidy up all my other bits and pieces!

    13th August 2020 at 3:20 PM
  • Reply justine meyer

    No real organisation in my boot everything is just flinged in!

    13th August 2020 at 4:57 PM
  • Reply adrian price

    my boot isnt organised at all–which is why i need to win this prize

    14th August 2020 at 5:25 PM
  • Reply Ursula Hunt

    My boot is not tidy at all so finding things is not easy, this would therefore be brilliant

    16th August 2020 at 11:37 AM
  • Reply Bryan Murphy

    This would be a great help as it would stop things rolling around all over the place in my boot, making it easier to find things

    16th August 2020 at 7:32 PM
  • Reply Alex McKay

    Such a great idea. I have a bag with emergency car things in and it takes up so much room, so this would be perfect, 😁

    16th August 2020 at 7:39 PM
  • Reply A.E. ADKINS

    My boot is full of junk so this would keep some of the rubbish at bay

    16th August 2020 at 8:16 PM
  • Reply Elizabeth Yeates

    I only store minimum things in the boot and regularly tidy it out

    16th August 2020 at 8:41 PM
  • Reply fiona waterworth

    My boots a total shambles with our walking gear stored there

    16th August 2020 at 8:45 PM
  • Reply Charlotte isobelle

    Ours isn’t really organised yet we just have bags in bags now haha

    16th August 2020 at 9:29 PM
  • Reply Joy Winn

    I have plastic boxes without lids to hold my cans of defroster,jump leads & motoring bits & pieces,with one just for shopping bags😀

    16th August 2020 at 11:33 PM
  • Reply Priscilla Stubbs

    I regularly clear out any unnecessary items and keeping it tidy ensures there is space for shopping etc.

    17th August 2020 at 10:33 AM
  • Reply Laura Pritchard

    We don’t use it a whole lot, but when we do for trips to see family, this would be very handy!

    17th August 2020 at 6:28 PM
  • Reply VivS

    I try to keep my boot organised and store emergency items (tow rope, jumps leads, etc) in a box. A boot organiser would make a big difference as I could store other items neatly.

    19th August 2020 at 6:02 AM
  • Reply Caroline Quinn

    I’m a district nurse so my car is my office, my treatment storage room and my life… my boot contains everything I could possibly need for patient care so being able to organise items would greatly improve my efficiency and ultimately improve care delivery. These tips are fantastic! A boot organiser would be invaluable for me!,

    19th August 2020 at 9:27 AM
  • Reply AR Lister

    An car boot organiser is helpful to stop things moving around in the boot with the motion of the car and to be able to access items quickly when required.

    19th August 2020 at 2:15 PM
  • Reply Emma Walters

    ours is not organised at all, everything rolls around on the floor!

    19th August 2020 at 4:13 PM
  • Reply Ruth Harwood

    Us Virgos are known for our chaos – organised chaos, we call it: we can find anything regardless of the chaos around, but if anyone else starts searching, they simply can’t make sense of the mess lol!!

    20th August 2020 at 8:54 AM
  • Reply Nadia Josephine

    This would be so useful for when we go walking! We seem to carry so much stuff!

    21st August 2020 at 2:01 PM
  • Reply Fiona jk42

    Our car boot is not organised so this would be perfect.

    22nd August 2020 at 10:52 PM
  • Reply Zoe Fox-Smith

    I’m just about to make a list of things to keep in the car and sort it out so I only keep those in it. Now I’ve been inspired to keep a summer and a winter pouch which I just put in depending on the season. Thanks.

    24th August 2020 at 9:47 PM
  • Reply James Travis

    Put everything in its place

    25th August 2020 at 7:43 PM
  • Reply Richard R

    I try to avoid carrying unnessesary items as carrying excess weight in the boot can increase fuel consumption

    26th August 2020 at 12:48 AM
  • Reply Eileen Hindley

    I put see through boxes in the boot for storage 🙂

    26th August 2020 at 6:15 PM
  • Reply Troy Easton

    Put brake up I put the health items in the front of the car and other car items in the back.

    27th August 2020 at 5:10 PM
  • Reply Jennifer Rhymer

    My boot is never organised, I can’t even find my umbrella when I need it! The children put their toys in and they always seem to go missing. This would be brilliant x

    27th August 2020 at 5:41 PM
  • Reply Magsd

    I try to keep my boot as clear as I can and use supermarket reusable bags to store things like pe kits dirty shoes

    27th August 2020 at 6:22 PM
  • Reply Chloe Cunningham

    I’ve got a storage box in there for some bits but the rest is a mess! I need thissss!!

    28th August 2020 at 10:40 AM
  • Reply Helen

    Our boot is very disorganised! We have some bags for life that things get chucked into but there is no order to anything!

    28th August 2020 at 9:09 PM
  • Reply Helen Jones

    Great idea My car boot is full of rubbish and needs sorting out

    29th August 2020 at 6:34 AM
  • Reply kim neville

    We had a clear out and luckily don’t have too much stuff in our boot at the moment just shopping bags and car wash products

    29th August 2020 at 11:54 AM
  • Reply Lynda Jones

    My boot is such a jumble, I have never even thought of organising it, this would be fab

    29th August 2020 at 12:12 PM
  • Reply Mel Pennie

    I try to keep my boot today and have a plastic crate with all the essentials in.

    29th August 2020 at 1:36 PM
  • Reply Lynne OConnor

    we keep the boot empty but have carrier bags of stuff in the footwells of the back seats

    29th August 2020 at 3:03 PM
  • Reply Lorraine

    I have a box with essentials in but I always end up with shopping bags etc everywhere!

    29th August 2020 at 3:59 PM
  • Reply Alison

    I dont keep much in there¬

    29th August 2020 at 5:58 PM
  • Reply Harline parkin

    We have a huge heavy duty bag that we store our umbrella and coats in

    29th August 2020 at 6:43 PM
  • Reply Tracy B

    I’ve got a big plastic tub in the boot but it’s not ideal as things tend to just get thrown into it, this would be much better for organising things so I can actually find them easily

    29th August 2020 at 9:53 PM
  • Reply Rebecca Beesley

    We need this in our lives!!! Our car boot is far from organised – just bags and bags of stuff in there! The only thing we have carefully strapped to one corner for easy reach is the first aid kit.

    29th August 2020 at 10:42 PM
  • Reply Susan B

    I have one maxi bag that I put small things inside. The rest is unorganised.

    30th August 2020 at 5:02 AM
  • Reply Sarah Morris

    I have lots of carry bags in my boot to keep my shopping organised

    30th August 2020 at 7:54 AM
  • Reply James Rowlands

    At the moment i have no organisation so this would be great

    30th August 2020 at 9:16 AM
  • Reply claire woods

    I have stuff in a carrier bag. But it does fall out and roll around the boot as you drive along!

    30th August 2020 at 9:28 AM
  • Reply zoe brown

    i use a fold down crate for shopping

    30th August 2020 at 9:34 AM
  • Reply Denise S

    i have a couple of bungee elastics clips to keep things upright

    30th August 2020 at 9:57 AM
  • Reply Helen Tyler

    My car boot just isn’t organised at all. Some great tips here though 🙂

    30th August 2020 at 10:03 AM
  • Reply Sandra Fortune

    We just have shopping bags and an odd box in our car boot , sometimes outdoor toys for our grandson rolling around

    30th August 2020 at 10:05 AM
  • Reply Maggi Dignam

    A brilliant giveaway

    30th August 2020 at 10:08 AM
  • Reply Pam Smith

    I de clutter it every week and always have a few bags in there

    30th August 2020 at 10:27 AM
  • Reply Diane Carey

    I have a dust sheet laid in the boot to keep it clean, as sometimes my granddaughter’s pushchair is in and the wheels can sometimes be muddy. Then I just wash the dust sheet when I need to. There is a very small compartment at the side where I keep my ice scraper, tyre gauge and other bits. My foot pump, first aid kit and shopping bags are pushed to one side to keep space for any shopping. I keep a blanket on the back seat. It just gets awkward when putting all my granddaughter’s stuff in sometimes

    30th August 2020 at 10:33 AM
  • Reply Joanne Hall

    This is what I need! It’s hard to keep a car organised with two children and one on the way

    30th August 2020 at 11:13 AM
  • Reply Melissa Lee

    To be honest mine is a complete mess with things rolling around everywhere. This would be a fab thing to win to finally sort that mess out!

    30th August 2020 at 11:53 AM
  • Reply Clare B

    My boot isn’t organised at all! I could really do with some help

    30th August 2020 at 5:48 PM
  • Reply MERYL Thomas

    My boot is never organised I am afraid

    30th August 2020 at 8:45 PM
  • Reply Jennifer Toal

    Mine is usually chaos so this would be helpful

    30th August 2020 at 9:28 PM
  • Reply lynn neal

    We have a cardboard box to put things in but it’s not really very organised!

    30th August 2020 at 9:49 PM
  • Reply Diana

    Our boot is never organised, but I hope these would help 🙂

    30th August 2020 at 11:24 PM
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