#trashouttuesday / we pulled all of the junk out of my car console and there were over 500 ITEMS!

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Obviously, I have a clutter problem. My junk seems to multiply, everywhere – at home, in the car, EVERYWHERE.

Prime example – our car has a huge console in between the driver and passenger seat. It is SUPER large and one would think that is a good thing. For me, not so much.

Lately, it’s been packed to the brim and I could hardly even keep it closed. Brian just shakes his head every time I open it and need to get something out. He says I’m going to break the latch. For the record, I haven’t yet, hahah!

Full disclosure – I knew that the MAJORITY of items taking up the space inside our console were restaurant napkins. I have this problem. If we have extra napkins when we eat at a fast food place, I cannot throw them away. I take them with us. And I put them in the console. So, this has become a problem over the year and a half we’ve had our car. I have quite the napkin collection. And if we have a spill in the car – who has it taken care of?? YES! Napkin hoarder girl (aka me).

Joy came over to help me unload the console – we took every single item out.

To give you an idea of the size, here’s Joy’s entire arm in the console.

Next, we dumped all the items out in the living room floor and sorted them out.

It may not look like a lot to you…

And to make things interesting, I took guesses on how many items were actually in my car console.

Here were the guesses:

Starr = 500
Brian = 350
Joy = 250
Sarah = 60

Joy sat counting napkins, one by one.

Just so you know, they are all NEW napkins, not used!!

And while she did that I had time to count everything else.

Here is the grand break down of Starr’s console contents:

135 papers
12 food items
9 utensils
3 toys
2 hair bows
1 pair of socks
2 eye glass cleaner cloths
1 mask (for disgusting flip houses we go inside)
1 Supra key
5 coins
1 pair of scissors
1 roll of tape
1 MacBook connector cable
2 lotions
1 bar of soap
12 batteries
2 coozies
7 CDs
1 marker
1 feather duster
1 ice scrapper
1 umbrella
15 air fresheners
1 coaster
2 tape measures
1 empty pill box
1 jar of prenatal vitamins (Noooo, I haven’t taken those for well over a year…lol)
2 packs of sinus medicine
334 napkins

YES – you did read that correctly.

3 3 4Β  n a p k i n s.

I just about died.

So, that brings our grand total to:

558 items

Good grief.

I’m sure glad that’s over.Β  Now to put the things I actually need back and in a much more efficient manner. More on that soon – I have a plan that involves baby wipe containers and ziplock bags – stay tuned!!

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Is your car console or compartments packed to overflowing? Grab a bag, go to the car and empty it out. Count your items. You’ll be AMAZED. Then, only put back the items you need and find organizational items you already have at home to make it easier to keep clean.

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5 comments

  1. Starr you are not alone. My husband thinks we need quite a few items in our console. He has 5 pair of sunglasses, he only wears the ones that are outside of the console!Haha. We have too many random things in there but he insists we need each strange thing. LOL

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