Sep
07
2012

How To Get Your Car Organized for the Fall Sports Season!

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Get Your Car Organized for the Fall Sports Season

Starting this weekend, my family and I will be spending countless hours hanging out at sports fields. And while our main reason for being there is to cheer on our son or daughter who is playing soccer or football as well as for their entire team… the reality is that I will also need to simultaneously keep a gaggle of siblings happy as well. So aside from tossing $20 bills to the ice cream man to keep my kids content, and sending them off to the playground for yet another hour…. I need to have a back-up plan. Preferably one that sits in my car, just waiting for the right moment to be called into action. Perhaps you do too….

And that’s why you need to get your car organized for the start of the sports season…

Organizing the Car for Sports How To Get Your Car Organized for the Fall Sports Season!

Some things in the back of this car are basic necessities- a chair to sit on, a blanket for the kids to lay on, and sunscreen. And some things are for emergencies- an extra pair of shin guards and soccer socks, an extra sweatshirt for a parent or a child that is chilled, an umbrella or two, some paper and crayons to entertain the kids who are bored, a case of water in the event that your child or a teammate has forgotten theirs at home, and of course a first aid kit to bandage sports injuries and playground boo-boos.

And then there are items in here for EMERGENCIES! Snacks for tired and grumpy kids. Candy when they’ve eaten all the snacks and you need to keep them happy for just a little while longer. a stashed-away game (ours is “left-right-center”) that you can pull out when you’ve reached the end of your rope, and it feels new and exciting to the kids.

Organized car all stowed away How To Get Your Car Organized for the Fall Sports Season!

And of course if you are fortunate enough to drive an oversized Mommy bus as I do, you can just tuck everything underneath the back row of seats, and leave plenty of cargo space available for the 47 bags of groceries that I need to pack in here after my weekly run to the store!

So what did I forget? Are there any other items that you like to tuck into the back of your car during fall sports season? Please leave a comment and share!

Sharons Signture How To Get Your Car Organized for the Fall Sports Season!

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1 Erin {Home Everyday} September 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

What a great idea to keep a lot of those things in your car! I am constantly hauling bags of things I think the kids will need in and out of the house. We have a secret storage space in our Honda that only contains a first aid kit, now I have ideas for other things that should go in there. Thanks!
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2 Christina September 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

This is awesome (you always have the best ideas!)! I’ve been meaning to do this since summer My daughter does cross country, swim team (winter & summer), soccer, softball, and miscellaneous 5K runs (yeah, and she’s only 10) so I’m always in need of something for the hours I spend at various practices and games. I’m going to get this set up this weekend – thanks for the inspiration!
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3 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
September 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

You are so welcome! My car “stash” was already put to good use this weekend…. three soccer games back to back, and my younger kids were becoming pretty bored. I just brought out the bag of goodies- snacks and games and it saved the day!

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4 Michele September 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

This looks like my car this past summer! My hubby was the coach, so we just left the blankets, camping chairs and coaches bag in the car at all times since it was being used twice a week. Great idea to have a stash in the car of all the supplies instead of constantly hauling them back and forth between the house and car each time!

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5 lisa September 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

this looks like my car – i’ve got bags of soccer gear and dance class gear everywhere – and dirty clothes to boot – i think i need a dirty clothes bag for when the kiddos have to change in the car …

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6 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
September 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Sometimes it feels as if we should be heading out on vacation based on the amount of stuff that I haul in and out of the car in an afternoon! Clothes, snacks, sports equipments, etc…. and then it all has to come back into the house!

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