What’s the last thing you dropped into the black hole between the front seat and the console in your car? Was it a pen, a quarter, a French fry? Recently I conducted a very unscientific poll, I asked a long time employee of a local car wash to name the most common items he vacuums out of the crevice; his top ten list included the usual suspects: food and wrappers, credit cards, jewelry and makeup, pens, cords, paper, coins and keys. Last week, after my favorite earring took a dive I came up with this super simple solution to prevent items from being lost forever—a Car Console Crumb Catcher!
The crumb catcher couldn't be easier to make. I simply used a stuffed sock to fill in the gap between the seat and console thereby preventing anything from falling into the black hole. You’ll need about eight handfuls of fiberfill (I used pillow stuffing) and a pair of knee high socks.
- Choose a sock color that most closely matches your car’s interior so it blends well. Since the inside of my car is tan I permanently “borrowed” a pair of my husband’s beige dress socks that he hasn’t worn in a very long time (yet still refuses to part with.)
- Once you’ve selected the socks stuff them each with about four handfuls of fiberfill. You want to the filling to be as even as possible the length of the sock. Leave enough empty at the top to tie a knot to close the sock. Then wedge one on either side of the console- - filling the gap between the console and car seat.
- Caring for your new a car console crumb catcher is super easy. Shake out when dirty and machine wash as needed. So the next time something drops the console catcher will do its job and you won’t have to risk getting your hand stuck to dig it out!
So I have to know, what was the last item you dropped into the console crevice on the top ten list? Tell me in the comments below.
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Until next time keep it simple and clutter-free!
Jamie Novak, The World’s Most Relatable Organizer, is author of "Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure—And Save the Planet While You're at It." Please visit her website at JamieNovak.com.