If You Own a Car, You May Find 35 Products Useful - Goodies Share

If You Own a Car, You May Find 35 Products Useful

1. portable car vacuum that conveniently plugs right into your car so you don’t have to worry about paying for a vacuum or finding an extension cord at home.

The vacuum

 

When I tell you that I use this product often, I mean it. It’s so easy to plug in, vacuum dirt from the floor or seat and put it away. It comes with three different attachments and an extra filter! My tip is to use the brush attachment for everything as it will kick dirt off the carpet fibers, making it easier to suction.

Promising review: “I’m glad to have such a great stuff in my car. Yes, it is not a powerful as my vacuum cleaner in the house, however, it cleaned out all the garbage, which I accumulated over the past autumn and winter in the car. At the end of October my husband and I went to the ocean and as we tried to be neat – the sand was still in the car. Finally, I got rid of it! Now my beauty again is clean, as on the first day, when I bought her!” —Julia Bright

Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

2. A pair of kick mats so you don’t have to worry about your little ones scuffing your seats during one of their temper tantrums because you wouldn’t stop for fast food. There’s food at home, okay?

A kid in a backseat of a car with their feet kicking the front seat but the cover is protecting the back of the car seat
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It fits most sedan, SUV, and minivan seats. They buckle on using two elastic straps.

Promising review: “They installed in seconds in my 2016 Hyundai Sonata. I was worried about the light interior color and messy children, so these mats are a perfect solution. Went back and forth on whether or not to buy these particular kick mats because I was worried about the strap visibility. Even though it is visible, it is not unsightly and could possibly even be shoved into the crack of the seat little further depending upon the type of seat you have. So far so good.” —Annie D

Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.99.

3. bumper sticker remover because, in hindsight, that “honk if you hate my driving” sticker was a really bad idea. All you need to do is attach it to your power drill, place against the unsightly sticker and turn it on!

Before and after of a car with bumper stickers and then without bumper stickers
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Promising review: “Bought a used car to get back and forth to work. Only problem being the back was covered in bumper stickers. Eleven to be exact. I don’t like bumper stickers. At all. This removed all of them in 25–30 minutes total with no problem. Still has probably half the wheel left so I stuck it in my garage toolbox in case I need to eradicate any bumper stickers in the future.” —PrestidgeSouthside

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

4. near-universal phone holder so you can easily see any incoming calls *and* your navigation without ever having to look away from the road.

The mount attached to a car vent with a phone on it
Target

 

This will hold most smartphones out there and has a quick-release button so you can easily grab your phone again after your car is in park! It easily attaches to any horizontal vents, and has a ball-and-socket joint so you can angle your phone whatever way works best for you.

Promising review: “Sturdy, reliable, and simple to assemble (literally just slide, click, and adjust), this product lived up to my expectations. As a new driver, this is a lifesaver for being able to stay attentive and get directions by keeping my phone at eye level.” —Target customer

Get it from Target for $12.89.

5. Velcro storage wall to take advantage of that unused space on the sides of your car. This is perfect for storing cleaning supplies, first aid kits, towels, and even an emergency change of clothes (because ya never know).

The storage wall Velcroed to the side with items snug inside
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Promising review: “I found this product after spending more than a year trying to find a trunk organizer that didn’t take up all of the limited space in the trunk of my Civic. I’ve driven about 100 miles on NYC area highways, and it’s held tight and kept everything organized.” —Penny Wise

Get one from Amazon for $19.99.

6. compact trash bin so you can stop using the passenger seat floor as your personal trashcan. Is there anything more awkward then watching your passenger shuffle and kick trash around? Let’s prevent that.

The car trash can filled up with trash
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This 1.85-gallon trashcan has adjustable straps and a waterproof interior, and it’s leakproof!

Promising review: “This is a very convenient addition to my car and fits perfectly without being in the way of passengers in the second row seating area. I highly recommend. Fits easily in vehicles that have a center armrest in the front passenger seating area. Universal fit.” —Paula D. Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

7. Or if you like a little more ✨ pizzazz ✨, these trash cans hook to the gearshift and there are tons of pattern options to choose from!

The trash can hooked on a gear shift with a boho rainbow pattern on it
Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

 

Designs By JIHill is a small business based out of Amarillo, Texas that sells  unique car trash cans, baby bibs, and lip balm holders.

I absolutely love this trash can. Every time I step in the car, it makes me smile. I get tons of compliments and it keeps the car clean! I empty it out every time I stop for gas. Easy peasy!

Promising review: “So wonderfully cute and small enough to not be in a passenger’s way. I commute and am the worst about rubbish collecting in my center console with all the snacks I bring with me everywhere. So happy to have a place for my mess to keep my car clutter free!” —Darienne Coffen

Get the one pictured above from Designs By JIHill on Etsy for $20+ (available in three styles). It’s low in stock right now, but the seller has tons and tons of similar patterns to choose from.

8. An air mattress because is there anything more uncomfortable than trying to sleep in the front seats during a road trip? Okay maybe like two other things, but this is on the top of *my* list!

The air mattress laid out in a car back seat
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It comes with one air mattress, two inflatable pillows, one inflator/deflator pump, and one storage bag.

Promising review: “I have to say that this is amazing! This bed can be used in a truck or the back of a car, which is so practical. The machine it comes with helps it inflate quickly. It can also be used anytime you’re camping, not just in a car. It shocked me how spacious the back seat was with this air mattress. And the cushion is very comfortable. It’s easily portable because it’s not heavy at all. Such good quality!” —Amy

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in eight colors).

9. A microfiber car washing mitt that makes it so much easier to clean your car (when you finally get around to doing that). The incredibly soft lint-free microfiber means you don’t ever have to worry about scratching up your car. Best part? It’s *reusable*!

The car washing mitt on a person's hand being dipped into a bucket of soapy water
Hand washing a car hood with the mitt
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Oh and when you’re done you can just toss this in the washing machine — so easy!

Promising review: “I’ve owned many mitts in the past and this one is right up there with the best. I like a mitt that’s thin enough to feel through yet thick enough to hold the water and suds and not feel cheap. I also like a mitt to stay firm to my wrist yet easily be able to spin around and not have to take another dip into the bucket, so I can utilize both sides. This mitt meets all of these requirements and is cheap enough to replace once a year.” —WoodTurner

Get it from Amazon for $5.64.

10. car seat gap organizer to not only create extra storage space in your car, but to finally keep those rogue french fries from falling into the dark abyss that is the Seat Gap Trench.

The car seat gap organizer holding a phone, cash, sunglasses, and more
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Promising review: “I love this product!! I’m always dropping things and they fall in between or under the seat! Not only do these pockets prevent that, but they can also be used to store items like my cell phone and lip balm. The pockets fit perfectly between my seat and center console.” —Dea

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $22.97 (available in three colors)

11. Or a set of seat gap fillers that will also handle the Seat Gap Trench beautifully. This one molds easily to your gap and fits effortlessly around your seatbelt.

The seat gap filler sliding over the seat belt
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Promising review: “I watched the episode of Shark Tank this was on. I have had incidents where things have dropped into the gap between seat and console and what a pain that is! This product is so simple and easy to install. I highly recommend it and wonder why I didn’t think of it first.” —The Crew Dawg

Get the set of two from Amazon for $24.99.

12. mesh organizer that will keep your groceries organized *and* keep them from tumbling out of the car when you open the trunk. The last thing we need is a jar of pasta sauce splattering all over the driveway, am I right?

A trunk with groceries inside utilizing the mesh organizer
A close-up of the mesh organizer hooking onto the car
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You’ll need those handy hooks in the back of your vehicle to make it work or pick up some Command hooks while you’re checking out!

Promising review: “I have used these pocket nets in each of my last three cars, one being an SUV. I wouldn’t be without these. I like not having to climb into the trunk or the back end of the SUV to retrieve items that rolled or slid. Bought another one because my new SUV’s larger than my last, and that one wouldn’t fit in my new trunk. My wife wouldn’t let me take the larger one out of her car so another purchase was required; wouldn’t be without one!” —N. Beattie

Get it from Amazon for $14.75.

13. A set of hanger hooks to keep your adorable purse off the floor *and* your passenger’s lap (like, they really shouldn’t complain and just feel honored but whatever).

The hook with a bag hanging off of it

 

Promising review: “Everyone who has gone into my car loves these hangers. So useful to hold purses, plastic bags, jackets, 40-ounce water containers, etc.! They have remained where I hooked them no matter what I hung on them so far.” —L.H

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in two colors and as a four-pack).

14. A powerful wheel cleaner made with an acid-free and pH-balanced formula because you’ll be surprised to see how dirty they actually are, trust me.

A before and after image of a dirty hubcap becoming clean after using the product
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The fun part is that it’s a color-changing formula that activates when it comes into contact with the ferrous metals (iron) from brake dust or other dirt and grime. It’ll spray on yellow and turn into a deep red or purple as it dissolves the gunk on your wheel.

Promising review: “It will take one look from your friends to say. ‘Did you buy some new wheels?’ This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face-up, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don’t forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt and mud; you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?” —johnfcon

Get it from Amazon for $15.85.

15. blind-spot mirror that will give you some peace of mind knowing that you can *definitely* go into the next lane without having a truck blare their horn at you.

The blind spot mirror stuck on the car mirror
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Promising review: “I purchased this one because there is no bezel that takes up space when the rear view mirror is already so small and you’ll need whatever space you can get. The angle is also adjustable. Of all the ones I’ve purchased, this seemed to fit and look the best.” —LiterOfPeter

Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in packs of two or four and four shapes).

16. bug remover to get all those nasty splatters off the hood and side view mirrors of your car from the last road trip you took. This bad boy works as a pre-wash to save you time *and* energy on your next car wash by loosening up all the bug guts. Yum.

A white car with splattered dead bugs all over the front bumper
A white car with a clean bumper free of bug guts
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Promising review: “During late summer and through the fall, we usually are hit with many more bugs than normal. And if I drive, these bugs get stuck on the front bumper and even the back of the outside mirrors. This cleaner made cleaning off the bugs much easier to do than the week before when I was trying to remove bugs from my husband’s car with just soap and water. In addition, this left my car shiny, as if it had just been waxed and water beaded on it. The soap and water on my husband’s card did not do that. I am certainly well pleased and will be purchasing this again when I used the contents of this bottle.” —SC Girl

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

17. An essential oil diffuser that allows you to add drops of your absolutely favorite essential oil to the felt pads and have your car smelling amazing the second the AC blows through the vents.

The diffuser clip with a tree design on a car vent
The diffuser clip with a flower design on a car vent
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It comes with twelve felt pads, and doesn’t come with oils don’t forget to grab a pack of essential oils before you checkout!

Promising review: “High quality! I was not expecting such a hearty piece of hardware! Came with plenty of little pads. The clasp has a built-in magnet and a slight clip to it so it has a good strong hold closed. Also the clips that attach to the vent are built solid too. Beautiful designs on front. I put a few drops of oil on mine and put it in my car and the whole car is scented! Comes in a cute little package perfect for gifts. Will be buying again for second car and as gifts! 100% recommend!” —Alaina

Get a set of two and 12 felt scent pads from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors).

18. Or you can get a handmade diffuser where you can choose whatever colors you want for your rainbow, really making it *yours*. Just add the drops of essential oils to the wooden beads!

Five rainbow car diffusers in various colors
Shop Wildly Essential / Etsy

 

Shop Wildly Essential is a small business based out of Collegeville, Pennsylvania that specializes in various essential oil diffusers.

Get it from Shop Wildly Essential on Etsy for $14.50 (available in 11 styles or you can personalize the colors).

19. A replacement air filter because you probably haven’t changed it since you bought your car and you’re going to be reeeally surprised when you see it.

A reviewer comparing their dirty, gray air filter and their new, white air filter
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Promising review: “I know very little about cars but I do know quite a bit about saving money. I went to get my airbag replaced this past month and they recommended I replace my cabin air filter. It was going to cost $60 and $40 for labor!! I YouTubed a tutorial and it looked so simple. I bought one on Amazon (same brand) for less than $20!!! For a 26-year-old (completely inexperienced with cars) who spent 10 minutes on YouTube and an extra 10 minutes in installation, I saved over $80!!! I probably would have had to wait at the dealer more than the 20 minutes it took me overall and would have had to pay an extra $80. No thank you!!” —Vanessa C.

Get it from Amazon for $8.47 (available in one, two, or three packs).

20. A pair of pet hair-removing brushes so Hairy Pawter can stop making your car seats look like they have a shag cover on them. They’re compact, so it’s easy to store, but also pack an efficient punch in getting all those pesky furs out.

The hair-removing brush covered in hair
A before and after showing the product scraping off tons of pet hair from a couch
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  • Promising review: Really impressed with these! We have a dog who sheds like it’s his job and our car is always extremely difficult to vacuum. These really picked up the hair with minimal effort. I’ve also used on our home area rugs and got way better results than our Shark vacuum. Left the carpets feeling soft as well. I’d definitely recommend for any pet owner!” —jonathanc1222

Get it a pack of two from Amazon for $18.

21. A pair of lightweight and durable escape tracks that, as someone who lives in New England, knows basically every car owner should own. It’s not just for snow, though! These work great for super muddy areas or even if you’re stuck in sand.

The same tracks being used in the sand
A car using the escape tracks in the snow
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Promising review: “These traction pads are amazing! For anybody who’s never used them, essentially you jam them against your drive tires in slick conditions or if you’re stuck in sand, and your tires grip them and pull you right out! The bright orange makes them easy to see after digging them into the mud, and the knobs are durable enough to withstand a very large truck’s beating. For the price, the quality, the durability, and the hundreds of uses, you can’t go wrong with these. If I could give them six stars I would have!” —Arianna

Get two from Amazon for $139.55+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

22. restorative headlight cleaning kit so you can really ~shine~ your way while making your car look brand new all over again.

A before and after of a headlight with the after looking brand new
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The kit includes gloves, the surface activator (activator softens plastic, making it easier to sand smooth) sanding paper, polish, and a finish and seal UV block clear coat applicator.

Promising review: “The results. I am still in shock about them. I saw some pictures of ‘results’ and I thought they were all fake. NO, they are not. It’s that good. I am very pleased with this product. If you need your headlights cleaned, buy this kit! On another note, my mom was so amazed by how well it worked she made me go buy another kit and clean her headlights too!” —Brad

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

23. car-detailing putty that will pick up even the tiniest of dust particles in the tightest of crevices, keeping your car dust-free basically all the time. Plus, it’s fun to hold *and* smells nice.

 

Promising review: “Oh it works! Going through the crevices of my fan was super easy and picked up the dust. I have not clean that area in awhile because it takes me almost an hour versus two minutes using that gel…must buy!” —Cathy H.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

24. A comfy memory foam chair cushion because sometimes the commute or road trip is just way too long and we deserve some extra cushion for the tush.

The cushion set on a desk chair with a caption "I feel better already!"
The chair cushion on a car seat with the caption "I don't have words for how this instantly relieved so much of my pain"
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Promising review: “Works great and helps to relieve some pressure from sitting. This is a great memory foam cushion for office chairs or your couch. You really can feel the difference. This is thick, and feels like it will last for a really long time. I’ve been using mine for a couple of weeks and already feel a little better. The cover is removable for washing, and the stitching is done really well. I recommend this to anyone who has to sit for more than a few hours.” —phillygrl

Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in two colors).

25. A two-sided wheel desk so when someone catches you eating fast food in the parking lot of Taco Bell like a weird food goblin (me, honestly), you’ll at least look like you planned it.

A desk attached to a wheel with food on it
The same wheel desk with a laptop on it
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Promising review: “As an outside sales rep, I sometimes feel like I live in my car. This dual-purpose tray is a must-have if you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less awkward way to eat (and avoid wearing) your lunch. It’s nice that both sides are functional — a food tray complete with a cup holder on one side, and a smooth flat writing surface on the other. You won’t have to worry about getting grease or food residue on your paperwork! Also works well with small laptops or your iPad. Made of high-impact plastic, it won’t melt or warp if you leave it sitting in your hot car…virtually indestructible. I can’t imagine how I lived without one of these for so many years!” —Mike

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

26. A pack of six cable clips to minimize the amount of time you spend trying to detangle the cables in your car even though they *never* move. How do they always get so tangled?!

Two cable clips attached to the dashboard of a car holding two charging cords off the ground
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Promising review: “If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy, and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!” —Mike Tickle

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.

27. A really adorable set of car coasters that honestly look like a work of art. Any drink you place on it will immediately be *that* much fancier.

The resin coasters in various colors on cloth
VIVIANxCO / Etsy

 

VIVIANxCO is a small business based out of Chicago, Illinois that sells aesthetic homeware such as coasters, keychains, and decorative trays.

Promising review: “My coasters are beautiful and arrived quickly, and fit perfectly in my cup holders! Thank you!” —Mandaj90

Get a set of two from VIVIANxCO on Etsy for $12+ (available in 15 colors and two sizes).

28. scratch remover kit to buff out any small scratches that develop on your car over the years of owning it. It won’t be able to handle deep crevices, but those surface marks will be long-gone!

A before and after photo of a scratch on a car being removed
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I have used this multiple times on my car for any small knicks I have seen and it never fails to remove each one, making my car look almost new again!

Promising review: “This was the first time I had ever attempted a project like this and I was able to get great results without any special tools. I just used the polishing pad included, a microfiber towel and some high grit sand paper for the tougher spots. Everything worked out well. I finished the job with turtle wax polish. This stuff works!” —Texas95

Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

29. dog bowl water bottle that makes hydrating your pup a breeze. All you need to do is squeeze the bottle to release water into the bowl on top. Let the squeeze go and the water will return to the bottle. Easy peasy, puppy squeazy.

A puppy drinking out of the water bottle with the bowl attached at the top
A different dog doing the same thing

 

Who’s a good boy?!

Promising review: “We have four dogs and have wasted a lot of water over the years in collapsible bowls. Purchased this before taking them all for a week long beach trip and now wish we had discovered it sooner! So easy to use (especially on the go), no waste, and the dogs love it! We do a lot of hiking with our pups and are thrilled to find something to make water breaks so much quicker and easier!” —T. Wood

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors).

30. A leather cleaner and conditioner because leather is cool and sleek, but it’s not immune to stains! Bonus: you can use this on other leather goods you own, not just your seats!

A worn down seat cushion with denim transfer stains
The same cushion looking less stained and fresh
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It works on any color of leather you happen to own, from beige to gray to black! First you go in to remove the dirt with the cleaner, then follow up with the no-rinse conditioner, which leaves the leather lightly shined and super soft.

Promising review: “The stuff is amazing and absolutely worth buying. First I applied leather cleaner and allowed it to sit for a few minutes. Then I took a towel to remove dirt. Next I used my hands to rub the leather treatment in cracks and stitches, and took a small clean cloth wiping residual off. My leather never looked this good. About a half-bottle left after applying on Acura TL, Nissan Armada SUV, F-350 pickup, and Harley Davidson leather seat. Placed the cloth in a sealed zip lock bag to reuse again. Best leather treatment I have found.” —Spiderman

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

31. A no-rinse carpet spot remover that will effectively remove stains from pet accidents, food, coffee, grease, and even rust out of your car’s floor *and* seats.

A stained car seat
The same car seat not stained anymore
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It works on any material that can be safely dampened with water — which probably covers every kind of car upholstery except leather.

Promising review: “I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car. I tried other cleaners but they made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for five years. I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!” —Brittany

Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $11.24.

32. windshield cover you’ll never regret purchasing, especially after an icy snow storm the night before. Basically, no more scraping every morning before work! Huzzah!

The windshield cover on the car window covered in snow
The windshield cover on the car window covered in snow being peeled back to reveal a snow and ice free window
Amazon

The shield cover is made with straps that hang down and attach to your cars’ wheels for a secure and tight fit. This keeps snow/wind/and frost from building up under the cover!

Promising review: “This is the best thing I could have ever bought! I bought one for myself, my mom, and my sister. New England just got slammed with a nor’easter, and let me tell you…this thing works! It only took about five minutes to put on my car, and like five seconds to get it off this morning. No snow or ice anywhere on the wiper well or windshield. I highly recommend this!” —Shelley

Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in two sizes).

33. keychain car escape tool that hopefully you’ll never need to use, but it’s better to have one than not, right? This is not just a window breaker, but will also cut your seatbelt if it gets stuck. Yay for preparedness!

A blue escape tool attached to a keychain
A yellow version of the escape tool breaking through a window
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Promising review: “Thankfully I haven’t needed to use this item…BUT if I ever do, I have it in my car in the pocket of the driver side door. I live in Florida where we are surrounded by water and there are lakes, canals, drainage ditches, flood control ditches, and many bridges. There are constantly stories on the news about vehicles losing control and heading into the waters. One of the last news stories showed using this little tool. I immediately purchased several of them and gave them out to family and all of my neighbors.” —Shesinstpete33710

Get it from Amazon for $9.85

34. stick-on shade to block the sun’s bright rays and also all the haters from judging you for napping in your backseat during your lunch break. Mind ya business.

The sun blocking screen on the window
Amazon

 

Promising review: “These shades work great. With a freshly cleaned window they stick to the glass quickly, even in Arizona. They fold up easily and stay on indefinitely.” —Brad

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.47.

35. And finally, a trunk organizer that works really well when you don’t have a ton of trunk space, but want to keep everything tidy and neat.

Promising review: “If you’re like me, a parent on the go, who also likes to have common necessities for emergency in their vehicle. This is recommended for you. The product has many sturdy pockets and the pockets are large for storage. I used it to place emergency clothing for me and my children and water bottles. It’s a great storage for common car tools and cleaners and saves room on the bottom of the trunk. This is useful for SUV type because it clips around headrest to be supported and It’s very long with large deep pockets.” —Anais Martinez

Get it from Amazon for $22.59.

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