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Car organization for your back-to-school needs

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, trav...

Keep your car in order with these organizational products

Once the school year starts, we moms practically live in our cars. Make it a little more bearable my keeping all your kids' stuff in check with these cool car organization accessories made just for moms on the go.

Car seat organizer and play station

Car seat organizer and play station

After-school snacks on the go just got a whole lot easier. Pack this cooler with snacks and drinks, and they can use the cooler as a tray for eating, play or homework. It fits perfectly between two seats and has two drink holders for easy sharing (Amazon, $34).

Cargo net

Cargo net

Soccer moms, rejoice. No more listening to all those balls roll around in the back of your minivan every time you make a turn. Keep them in place with this cargo net (Amazon, $17).

Puff N' Stuff Litter Bag

Puff N' Stuff Litter Bag

How many times have you nearly swerved off the road while digging through your purse or glove box to find your kiddo a tissue? Use this handy tool to keep those tissues within their reach, as well as a place to put all that trash that covers your floorboards (Amazon, $25).

Portable console

Portable console

Your console fills up with junk pretty quickly — wouldn't it be nice to have a second one for the backseat? This one is portable, and thin enough to fit between seats or on the floor. Use it for music, movies, coloring books and all the other stuff your kids swear they can't leave home without (Amazon, $13).

Car hooks

Car hooks

As soon as they climb in the car after school, your kids throw their backpacks on the floor, right? By the time you get home, they're covered in grass and footprints, and begging for a run through the washing machine. Save yourself a few loads of laundry by using these double vehicle hangers. They're perfect for hanging backpacks, and they work on coats, too (Amazon, $6).

Expandable clothes bar

Expandable clothes bar

Those uniforms were clean and crisp when they left home. Make sure they still look that way by the time you get to the field by installing this expandable clothes bar in the back of your car (Amazon, $22).

Entertainment organizer

Entertainment organizer

Every mom's dream is a quiet ride to... well, anywhere really. In our quest to achieve that dream, we load kids up with electronic devices, movies and other forms of entertainment meant to busy their hands and minds. Unfortunately, it's that same stuff that usually litters the floors and seats of our cars. Give it all a permanent home with this entertainment organizer (Amazon, $13).

Flat-folding trunk organizer

Folding flat trunk organizer

Sports equipment, library books, toys, movies and more. Kids come with a ton of stuff, and this pop-up organizer gives you a place to put it all. Even better, it folds up flat when not in use, so it doesn't take up space when it doesn't need to (Amazon, $9).

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