Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Car Organisation and Kit

Recently I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Tupperware carry away. 
Have I told you lately that I LOVE containers?!


There are a few things you can do with this. It could be used as a first aid box, picnic set, sewing box, kid's activity box or even a craft box. I was going to use it to keep some colouring in things in for Molly but when it arrived I decided the bottom section wasn't quite tall enough for me. Since I had already been planning to make a car kit I thought it would be perfect!

Before I started planning my kit too much I pulled out the kit I already had  that was in a reusable shopping bag in my boot. Then I had a look around for some inspiration. I found these kits here:


Just click on them to see the links

I made a list, collected all the things around the house I wanted and got to organising!

Here's the top section:

 
  
The containers inside are also Tupperware and called oyster sets. My mini first aid kit has bandaids, a bandage, sterile gauze, steri-strips, splinter remover, alcohol swabs, and saline solution (great for washing out wound and emergency contact lens rinsing).
Here's the bottom section:



The kid's have a whole outfit each including socks. The disposable bibs are from Target. The old cloth nappy is great for water spills or when you child is car sick.

Here it is in the back of my car with a picnic rug on the top. I keep it in the car as I have limited room in my boot.


 Tucked in each of the back seat pockets is a Fisher Price mini doodle pro and a couple of books for the kids.

On my front seat is a small fabric bag to hold essential that I may need to reach easily like another snack box, face wipes, tissues, hand sanitiser, small water bottle, rubbish bag and a container for putting receipts in that I need for tax purposes.


But that's not all! In my boot I have a reuseable shopping bag with my pram's rain cover, shade cover and a spare baby blanket. In my car's centre consoles I keep spare change, business cards, two pens, a car bottle warmer and playschool cd's. In glove box is my car manual and a spare set of sunglasses.

One thing missing is some sick bags. I'm going to pick up some of them 
next time I go to the chemist. 

Have I missed anything that you would recommend?

17 comments:

  1. Kaz just great I love it. I really should get around to making one of these

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  2. Looks great Kaz! Thanks for featuring me :) I have enjoyed all of the visitors that you have sent over!

    Cassadiva
    xxx

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    1. I loved our old Prado for the 2 levels in the console. we upgraded to a Sahara which is an amazing car...but miss the storage in the middle now, BUT it does have a fridge between the seats which is perfect for stashing a few coldies ready to crack open at the end of the 250km trip home from town ;)

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  3. Is that Tupperware Carry All a current product? What is it's 'real' purpose?

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    1. The carry all was a host gift last month. Maybe ask your tupperware lady if they can get their hands on one or look out on ebay or gumtree.

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  4. Love it Kaz, our cars sound similar, down the the reusable bag in the boot, mine also has the trolley cover.

    Where did you get the gorgeous fabric bag? I bought one to have on the front seat from The Reject Shop but it's too 'floppy'

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    1. Thanks Bec. I bought the fabric bag on Etsy from Sew Gracious ages ago.

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  5. Wow!! Sounds like one organised car. But at least you have everything on hand when you need it. Instead of sick bags, what about a pack of nappy sack type bags. Multi-purpose - rubbish bags, disposing of nappies, sick bags, etc. etc. And the pouch keeps them all nice and tidy.

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    1. Thanks Bron I have a couple of nappy sacks in the box and I also have heaps in my nappy change wallet. They are very handy!

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  6. How about rain ponchos or an umbrella?
    Perhaps a muslin wrap - so many uses!!

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    1. An umbrella is definitely is good idea - I must get on to that. Thanks :)

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  7. I had to laugh (at myself) when I saw the first pic, I thought I was looking at the big container from the first pic... I thought "CRIPES that's a big bandage" hahaha

    Oh and i have a new blog, I'm keeping my spotty owl design one just for business stuff, it was getting too jumbled. http://twenty5seven.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. What a great idea! We are expecting our first child in January and I will definitely put together a kit like this to keep in the car! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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