Divide and Conquer!

We like our cars to have large glove compartments, but when we cram stuff into them we can’t seem to find anything (a problem especially while driving). I recently drove a Chevrolet Optra, and it had an obvious solution: a divider, to split the compartment in two, like this:

Divided Glove Compartment in Chevrolet Optra

But even nicer, the divider was removable, allowing you to recover the full width at will. Of course, drawers in office furniture have been doing this sort of thing for ages, and I’ve retrofitted homemade dividers to drawers in our home many times – it extends the usefulness of storage space significantly. However, this is the first time I see it in a car. Nice touch!

Glove compartment in Chevrolet Optra, sans divider

2 Responses to “Divide and Conquer!”


  1. 1 charlie

    except when you use the divider. where do you put it when you don’t need it so you don’t lose or break it?

  2. 2 Nathan Zeldes

    When not in use, this divider can fit nicely in the glove compartment itself, lying flat down. No reason to lose it there – generally I’d say stuff in this compartment can get “lost” in the clutter, but it tends to stay in it – when I sell a car I usually find all sorts of antiques in there…

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