We will always encounter a dirty, filthy car that will need some time for clean up. But what if there’s a path you can take to keep your car clean and organized for a long period of time? Just a little practice and habit will do some trick. These effortless car maintenance hacks will keep your auto clean, organized and save you time and lessen the hassle you may encounter due to a dirty, unorganized car.
1.Keep Small Plastic Bags
Irritated with people throwing trash out of your car window? Or maybe putting their trash away in between your car seats, pouches or elsewhere? Having a plastic bags stored and ready in your car will be very useful. It can be used for collecting trash, or any other emergencies you’ll be needing that plastic bag for.
2.Have a Multi-Purpose Cleaning Wipes
Cleaning Wipes can be used for wiping off dirt on your dashboard and other surfaces. People tend to eat in cars, and you don’t want all that greasy, icky stuff on their hands to be touching your car’s interior, right? Handing them some wipes can help keep the hygiene in your car, and theirs as well.
3.Clean the Car with Baking Soda
As we all know, Baking Soda has a lot of uses. Here are the best uses of Baking Soda in the means of keeping your car clean:
Removes odor from your carpet
Any biological substance, like juice, milk – will develop a nasty smell, eventually. Get your carpet out and sprinkle lots of baking soda. Leave it and Vacuum it the following day.
Cleans mirrors, windshield, license plate
A little sprinkle of baking soda and combined with the power of light brushing will do the trick!
Removes grime on seat belts
Keep the integrity of the material with this harmless trick. Mix one part baking soda and one part hot water – this will produce a paste. Gently rub the paste on the seat belt with a small toothbrush, and clean up with a damp cloth.
Cleans Faux Leather
Use a damp towel with baking soda and start rubbing on the leather, focusing more on the stains, and you’ll slowly see some progress. Leaving you with a much cleaner and fresher looking interior.
4.Invest in a Car Wax
Car Wax prevents dirt from sticking on your car for a long period. If you want an easy way to maintain your clean exterior, car wax is the way to go! And whenever your car gets dirty, the wax helps the dirt come off easily when washed.
Suck up all the dust and other debris in your car. Vacuum everywhere as long as the nozzle fits. Aim for the carpets, dashboards, consoles, seats, and panels – these are the usual places dust and debris can accumulate.
6.Have an Emergency Kit
You aren’t that organized if you aren’t ready for some future incidents. Thinking ahead is also part of being organized. This emergency kit can be kept inside your glove compartment.
7.Keep some Car Seat Hangers
Here’s a helpful tip, especially for you who does the grocery shopping. Hang them on the back of the seats and hang those bags filled with groceries. This will save you from a lot of hassle and worries like your eggs and bread getting crushed!
8.Have an Organizer in the Backseat
Family Travels and Kids will be needing a lot of things to be brought. Effortlessly reduce some clutter, be hassle-free, and conveniently keep those essentials in a car organizer that can be hanged on the back of a seat.
9.Put Cupcake Liners in the Cup Holder
It’s impossible to not spill any soda or coffee in your Cup-holder – and cleaning them up can require more effort. Reduce the hassle and put in some silicone cupcake liners in there – when it’s time for some cleaning, just toss the silicone liners in the dishwasher for reuse.
10.Have a Storage Bin in the Back
You may have stuff in the back that may roll around when the car is moving. Opt for a bin with dividers to make it easier to organize those oil, fluid, and tools.