Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to de-junk. You’ve taken care of your closets and drawers, but what about your car? Think about how much time you spend in your car. It’s easy to get out of the car and forget what a mess it’s in. Then the next time you jump in your always disgusted with what a state you’ve let it get to. Is there any way to manage the mess?
Although I’m not perfect at keeping my car clean I do have a few tips that have kept me from feeling like my car has exploded in a cloud of disgustingness.
Keep a Trash Can in Your Car
This step is so easy, yet so often overlooked. How much time would it save you to have a little bag or a small container just for trash. All of the gum wrappers and food stuffs would have a nice little home when they are done being used. Then all you have to do is drop the bag in a big trash can at the gas station. Make sure you’re keeping extra bags on hand so that your trash container can be easily replaced, keeping the car clean.
Keep Basic Cleaning Supplies in Your Car
I have two kids. Kids are messy. Kids are really messy in a car. My kids will not clean up after themselves (unless I really put the pressure on) keeping basic cleaning supplies in the car such as disinfecting wipes, febreze, and dusters can save you when there is a mess on the road. Not to mention having the ease of cleaning supplies in your reach while in the car. Then you can get a few things clean before you head inside. That way you won’t forget what needs doing later.
Spring Clean Your Car, Just Like You do the House
Only so much can be done with the things you have in your car. There will come a point when you need to a little more in depth cleaning. That’s alright though, going through your car and de-cluttering pile by pile will help you evaluate the trouble areas. For example, I always keep movies in the car for my kids. I’ve recognized that where I keep the movies is a complete disaster. I bought a little box and now all the DVD’s are kept nice and neat in one area. There are other things that seem to gather in the car that could use their own place. What about bag that holds all the pens floating around the floor of your car? Or a folder for papers stuck in odd places? Your car can be organized, just like your house.
No one likes to live in a crowded and messy place, so why let your car get that way? It never hurts to take a look at your car and find places room for cleaner car improvement. Go ahead, clean your car — and don’t be afraid to get a little dirty.