Does your car look like this picture above while you and your children are driving around?? NO? Well I have the answer to make it look like that. That nice thing in between them is called a Junkie, you know it holds all of the junkie that gets collected and brought to the car by the kids!
You can see by this image, that it has an insulated snack bag for you to pack snacks in and a holder for a tablet or iPad, it has TWO turn out tables for homework or doodling, and two cup holders and that big middle part you can use for anything you want. I put the snack bag on one side. and the other side for trash.
Now the best part of the Junkie, it is collapsible, the whole thing folds flat and slides under a seat or fits in the trunk or can easily be transferred to someone elses car. If you are having all adults in the car you simply remove it, fold it all down and then store until you put the car seats back in. Absolutely cool!
I have a minivan and my second row of seats are captains chairs and we have nothing in between built into the car, so it becomes this big pit of stuff that comes into the car. Every week we take out sippy cups, bottles, toys, clothes, and sometimes even a bag of trash (ok all the time). I don’t have that anymore, it all goes into the Junkie and then we clean that out and we don’t have a mess at any time during the week.
So, as much as we would like our kids to not bring a bunch of stuff to the car, I think the next best thing is having something to put it in and somewhere to keep in contained! I know we love ours, and you will love yours too!