How to organise the boot of your car

3rd August 2020

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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. 


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

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

URAQT Car Boot Organiser (AFFT)


  • Kathleen Marsden 3rd August 2020 at 11:08 AM

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

  • Dawn Samples 3rd August 2020 at 11:34 AM

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

    • Darren Bourne 27th August 2020 at 11:45 AM

      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!)

  • Tracy Nixon 3rd August 2020 at 11:39 AM

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

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

    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.

  • YOLANDA DAVIS 3rd August 2020 at 11:50 AM

    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.

  • Peter Watson 3rd August 2020 at 1:06 PM

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

    • Tee 30th August 2020 at 11:24 PM

      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.

  • Jean Cassell 3rd August 2020 at 1:27 PM

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

  • Mari Sutherland 3rd August 2020 at 2:16 PM

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

  • ashleigh allan 3rd August 2020 at 2:42 PM

    This is great!

  • Abby 3rd August 2020 at 5:51 PM

    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

  • Liz Marks 3rd August 2020 at 7:17 PM

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

  • Christine Lockley 3rd August 2020 at 7:40 PM

    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

  • Lynne D 3rd August 2020 at 9:16 PM

    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

  • Kevin000 3rd August 2020 at 9:30 PM

    I TRY to keep it as empty as possible!

  • Lydia Joy 3rd August 2020 at 9:36 PM

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

  • Rebecca Nisbet 3rd August 2020 at 10:35 PM

    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

  • Denise Wilden 3rd August 2020 at 10:38 PM

    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

  • Elly thomaas 4th August 2020 at 12:48 PM

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

  • Susan Willshee 4th August 2020 at 8:57 PM

    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

  • Ellie Spider 4th August 2020 at 10:13 PM

    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

  • Margaret Gallagher 5th August 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Plastic boxes with labels on- these look brill

  • Carole Nott 5th August 2020 at 5:31 PM

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

  • Sue Harris 5th August 2020 at 8:18 PM

    This looks like a really good idea.

  • Mel Turner 5th August 2020 at 8:48 PM

    I dont thats why I need to win this

  • Katie B 6th August 2020 at 11:51 AM

    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!

  • Rich Tyler 6th August 2020 at 9:41 PM

    Everything in its place!

  • Alison Johnson 7th August 2020 at 4:44 PM

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

  • CLAIRE TAYLOR 8th August 2020 at 10:27 AM

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

  • Emma G 9th August 2020 at 9:20 PM

    This would definitely come in handy!

  • Emma G 9th August 2020 at 9:22 PM

    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

  • Fiona Johnstone 10th August 2020 at 7:25 PM

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

  • kim white 10th August 2020 at 9:47 PM

    Disorganised chaos will reign no more in the car

  • Adrian Bold 11th August 2020 at 3:36 AM

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

  • Elizabeth Walker 11th August 2020 at 10:44 AM

    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.

  • Julie Ward 11th August 2020 at 11:39 PM

    My boot is tidy its my sister that needs this

  • christine goody 12th August 2020 at 12:31 PM

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

  • Jo Young 13th August 2020 at 3:20 PM

    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!

  • justine meyer 13th August 2020 at 4:57 PM

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

  • adrian price 14th August 2020 at 5:25 PM

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

  • Ursula Hunt 16th August 2020 at 11:37 AM

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

  • Bryan Murphy 16th August 2020 at 7:32 PM

    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

  • Alex McKay 16th August 2020 at 7:39 PM

    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, 😁

  • A.E. ADKINS 16th August 2020 at 8:16 PM

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

  • Elizabeth Yeates 16th August 2020 at 8:41 PM

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

  • fiona waterworth 16th August 2020 at 8:45 PM

    My boots a total shambles with our walking gear stored there

  • Charlotte isobelle 16th August 2020 at 9:29 PM

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

  • Joy Winn 16th August 2020 at 11:33 PM

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

  • Priscilla Stubbs 17th August 2020 at 10:33 AM

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

  • Laura Pritchard 17th August 2020 at 6:28 PM

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

  • VivS 19th August 2020 at 6:02 AM

    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.

  • Caroline Quinn 19th August 2020 at 9:27 AM

    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!,

  • AR Lister 19th August 2020 at 2:15 PM

    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.

  • Emma Walters 19th August 2020 at 4:13 PM

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

  • Ruth Harwood 20th August 2020 at 8:54 AM

    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!!

  • Nadia Josephine 21st August 2020 at 2:01 PM

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

  • Fiona jk42 22nd August 2020 at 10:52 PM

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

  • Zoe Fox-Smith 24th August 2020 at 9:47 PM

    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.

  • James Travis 25th August 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Put everything in its place

  • Richard R 26th August 2020 at 12:48 AM

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

  • Eileen Hindley 26th August 2020 at 6:15 PM

    I put see through boxes in the boot for storage 🙂

  • Troy Easton 27th August 2020 at 5:10 PM

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

  • Jennifer Rhymer 27th August 2020 at 5:41 PM

    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

  • Magsd 27th August 2020 at 6:22 PM

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

  • Chloe Cunningham 28th August 2020 at 10:40 AM

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

  • Helen 28th August 2020 at 9:09 PM

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

  • Helen Jones 29th August 2020 at 6:34 AM

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

  • kim neville 29th August 2020 at 11:54 AM

    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

  • Lynda Jones 29th August 2020 at 12:12 PM

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

  • Mel Pennie 29th August 2020 at 1:36 PM

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

  • Lynne OConnor 29th August 2020 at 3:03 PM

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

  • Lorraine 29th August 2020 at 3:59 PM

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

  • Alison 29th August 2020 at 5:58 PM

    I dont keep much in there¬

  • Harline parkin 29th August 2020 at 6:43 PM

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

  • Tracy B 29th August 2020 at 9:53 PM

    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

  • Rebecca Beesley 29th August 2020 at 10:42 PM

    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.

  • Susan B 30th August 2020 at 5:02 AM

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

  • Sarah Morris 30th August 2020 at 7:54 AM

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

  • James Rowlands 30th August 2020 at 9:16 AM

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

  • claire woods 30th August 2020 at 9:28 AM

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

  • zoe brown 30th August 2020 at 9:34 AM

    i use a fold down crate for shopping

  • Denise S 30th August 2020 at 9:57 AM

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

  • Helen Tyler 30th August 2020 at 10:03 AM

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

  • Sandra Fortune 30th August 2020 at 10:05 AM

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

  • Maggi Dignam 30th August 2020 at 10:08 AM

    A brilliant giveaway

  • Pam Smith 30th August 2020 at 10:27 AM

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

  • Diane Carey 30th August 2020 at 10:33 AM

    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

  • Joanne Hall 30th August 2020 at 11:13 AM

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

  • Melissa Lee 30th August 2020 at 11:53 AM

    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!

  • Clare B 30th August 2020 at 5:48 PM

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

  • MERYL Thomas 30th August 2020 at 8:45 PM

    My boot is never organised I am afraid

  • Jennifer Toal 30th August 2020 at 9:28 PM

    Mine is usually chaos so this would be helpful

  • lynn neal 30th August 2020 at 9:49 PM

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

  • Diana 30th August 2020 at 11:24 PM

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

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