Top 8 Ways to Keep Your Car Clean

April 26th, 2017 by

VacuumIs your car a cluttered mess? Worry not! Getting (and keeping) your car organized doesn’t have to be difficult, time consuming or expensive. By incorporating a few organization tips and tricks, you can make your car look brand new. These simple tips will also save you time and stress in the long run.

Below we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite organizational car hacks. Whether you’re a student, business person, or world traveler, following these car organization tips will leave your life and car clutter-free!

Organizational Tip #1: Over-the-door Organizers

Yes, you read that right. And no, we’re not confused! Hanging over-the-door organizers in your vehicle’s trunk is a great way to store items while staying clean and organized. From housing emergency kits to storing cleaning supplies to holding odds and ends (like that extra pair of flip-flops), these organizers can be your saving grace!

Organizational Tip #2: Storage Containers

Try using a quart-sized clear plastic container for a “car kit” or a shower caddy as your entertainment center for storage. This organizational tip will keep everything in one place as well as prevent unwanted spills from staining your vehicle’s floor and seats.

Organizational Tip #3: Binders & Zippered Pouches

Are you sick of that center console and dashboard storage area getting filled with paper, trash, and unused cords? Binders are the perfect storage solution for loose paper, while zippered pouches can easily store anything from CDs to charging cords to breath mints. While that center console and other storage areas might seem small, keeping these areas organized will give you peace of mind.

Organizational Tip #4: Plastic Bags

Keeping an extra plastic bag or two in your vehicle provides you with an instant garbage bag when you need one. While we all know how easy it is to throw a gum wrapper on the floor, too quickly that trash starts to pile up. Having an on-hand plastic bag will not only help you contain trash, but also make it that much easier to dispose of it later.

Organizational Tip #7: Vacuum & Clean Often

Car cleaning might not be on the top of our list but, by doing this chore for a half hour each week, your vehicle can stay quite clean! Take the time to dust off the dashboard, wipe down those seats, and vacuüm those floor mats; it’s better than letting the dirt pile up. Trust us, you’ll quickly see a difference when you give your vehicle a high-level, once-a-week cleaning session.

Organizational Tip #8: Air Fresheners

Nothing helps make a car feel clean and organized like fresh smelling air. Whether you opt for a spray, use a plug-in scent dispenser, or use bounce dryer sheets, all types of air fresheners will help neutralize any funky smells or fumes.

And there you have it, a list of eight easy, useful, and cheap car tips that will help you stay organized for months to come. So tell us, which tips are you going to try?

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