Keeping the house clean can be challenging enough, but trying to keep the car clean with kids can be even more of a challenge!
A confined space, snacks, drinks, melted crayons and sports equipment can do a real number on your car’s interior if you don’t stay ahead of it. This month we wanted to talk about some tips to help you keep your car clean in spite of kids that seem determined to claim it as their personal dumping ground!
Sadly, One Organized Mom doesn’t clean cars, but we all own one and we have compiled a list that we hope will help you keep your car as clean and fresh as we keep your home!
Have a trash bin lined with a bag so everyone can just throw their trash where it belongs rather than on the floor. By having a bag in the container it makes it easy to clean up as well once it is full.
In our Florida heat we can’t afford to let smells linger until it is a more convenient time to look for them – especially in a closed up car. So at the first sign of a nasty odor, check under and between seats, in vents and any other potential hiding spot to find and dispose of the culprit right away. Otherwise you may have to learn to live with that odor if it embeds itself in your car’s carpet!
Having some wipes stored in the glove box can help to take care of little spills right away. Another handy thing to keep in your glove box is a small spray bottle of baking soda and vinegar. Even in our heat it will last forever and can keep stains from setting in when caught right away.
We all know how disgusting they can get if they aren’t cleaned properly and frequently. A great way to clean them is to spray them with a multipurpose cleaner and use an old sock to soak up and wipe them out. The sock can get into the tiny crevices, making the job much easier.
Vacuuming and doing a thorough cleaning of your car on a weekly basis will help you catch spills and smells before they become permanent. The added bonus is that your car will smell and look so much better!