I just got back from a short RT to Yellowstone ( tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60999-i481-k66122… ) and by the afternoon of the 4th day I needed a pitchfork to muck out my car when I got to my lodging. This is traveling solo!!
I am planning a long RT in the Fall, heading back east to TN/NC to deliver some family *heirloom* stuff to cousins and I am wondering how you keep the inside of the car organized. The trunk (well, I have a Honda CRV, so it's a covered cargo area) is fine. I travel with one 21" carryon and should be able to do with that over the 3-4 weeks for the longer trip. On this trip I had a cooler (back seat behind driver seat) which was fine plus a tote bag with food and a tote bag with my reference books/maps for Yellowstone p;us reading material/Kindle/audiobooks both on the floor in the front. I, of course, didn't really need maps for Yellowstone, but I will need maps/AAA guide books/reference stuff for the trip East. Stuff just seemed to collect in the passenger seat...jacket, fleece vest, hat, scarf, gloves, food, the aforementioned reference books for Yellowstone, entry tickets/brochures, yikes!
I am thinking instead of soft tote bags which crumple and spill I need hard plastic bins for maps/files, etc. I do eat while driving, so maybe another hard sided bin for food stuff. Has anyone tried hanging outerwear from the back of the base of the headrest? (Have no idea if that is contraindicated for safety or not.) The visual field in the CRV is pretty crummy so I don't want to make it worse by having clothes hanging from the hooks by the back seat windows.
Anyone with any ideas for interior organization? Or should I just throw in a pitchfork and get down and dirty every few days, lol?