Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Emergency Pouch for Your Car

In this post I outline another mini-organization challenge~Emergency Pouch for Your Car.  This pouch contains everything I usually need but most of the time never have in my car.  So I decided to bite the bullet and put this kit together and I am so glad that I did!  It has been great and I find myself needing at least one of the items daily as I am running around to and from work, to carpool and running errands.  

I decided that most, if not all the items that I need for this challenge could be purchased at Target (darn, another reason to go to Target;)  I love the Orla Keily line of pouches, makeup bags and travel bags and I got super lucky and found this cute travel case with a car fabric!  It is the perfect size for all of the items that I will need to store in the pouch.  You can use any pouch you have on hand for this challenge.  It can be as big or as small as you like depending on what you will store in the pouch.  I really liked the size of this pouch because it fits perfectly in the console of my car.

This is what the pouch looks like with everything in it.  It is stuffed to the gills!!

I purchased most of these items in the mini-travel supply section of Target while some of the items I already had at home.  The list below is all of the items I purchased and the cost of each item.

  1. Orla Kiely Travel Case, $9.99
  2. Lint Roller,  $.99
  3. Kleenex, $.49
  4. Band-aids, $.49
  5. Vasaline Mini lip balm, $1.29
  6. The Honest Company Hand Spray Sanitizer, $1.99
  7. Tylenol, $1.99
  8. Hair bands, had at home
  9. Ricola Throat drops, had at home
  10. Children size scissors, had at home
The cost of this project for me was $17.23.  If I would have used a pouch that I already had at home it would have only been $7.24!!  I had pouches to use at home but I just couldn't resist the Orla Kiely Car pouch!  I keep the pouch stored in the console of my car for easy access.  I hope that this post inspires you to put together an Emergency Pouch for your car. 

Happy Organizing!



  1. I was just in Target today and walked by the luggage area and saw and fell in love with this pattern. So much so that I wanted to buy the pouch but stopped myself because I asked the dreaded question "what would I do with it?" I absolutely love your idea and I think you are so clever. I am going to go back and get this and assemble the kit. Thank you so much for coming up with this and for sharing it! Traci

    1. Traci,

      Thanks so much for your kind words!! I am thrilled that you are using my idea:)