Organizing the Car Trunk Means Less Rattle, More Mileage

Last week, I was driving very, very carefully.  Driving conditions have been fine, but I was driving gingerly because I was harboring a noise-maker in the back: a wire bin with wheels on it, that I hadn’t yet returned to the store.

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Empty trunk + metal bin on wheels = lots of noise when driving

Did you know that organizing your car can keep your car quieter AND save you real money? Predictions are that gas prices will rise above $4.00 by April.  Every extra pound that you carry in the car trunk (or anyplace else) leads to lower gas mileage, costing the average family an additional $40 per year, and more as the price of gas increases. As if you needed another reason to get organized.  Here are some strategies to get it in gear:

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This is excerpted from the article originally published at  ShopGetOrganized on March 21, 2012.

What essentials do you keep in your car?

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jacquelyn

    Great incentive for me to lose a bit of weight in my personal “trunk.” Keep up the great suggestions, Darla.

    1. HeartWork Organizing

      I hadn’t thought of it that way, but yes, that’s even more incentive to unload some poundage. Now if I could just keep those kids from adding a few pounds to my load every year…

  2. Jacquelyn

    Honey, you don’t look as if your kid have added any pounds to your “load,” you are just as skinny and fabulous as the day we met over a decade ago (yes, time flies when we’re having fun). 🙂

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