Busy mums know that keeping a car clean can be a challenge – and the clean-up process after a long weekend away isn’t for the faint of heart.
With kids and pets, opportunities to make a mess are endless and finding time to clean them up feels impossible some days.
Stray snacks, muddy streaks and spilled juice can get overwhelming – fast.
However, a few tips and tricks on how to organise your car will make your life MUCH easier and tidier!
First and foremost – keep a small rubbish bin in your car! Whether it is a true mini rubbish bin or a Tupperware container lined with a plastic shopping bag, it will help to keep the rubbish all in one place.
Keep a tote in the trunk designated for first aid and keep all your supplies in it! Instead of having band aids, wet ones and insect repellent floating all around in the car, make an effort to keep all your supplies in the tote. That way, you’ll be able to find something when it’s needed, especially in the case of an emergency!
Tired of having a glove compartment stuffed with loose papers? Compartments full of car manuals, oil change paperwork, registration and proof of insurance cards can quickly become a black hole of expired, torn and ragged information. A binder will help a busy mum organise all of these documents. Keep a car binder and add paperwork as you get it. Information will stay chronologically organised and can be found quickly in case you need to reference it.
Organise car cup holders with patty cake wrappers – when they get dirty, just throw them out and replace them! Goodbye cup holders filled with crumbs, gunk and who knows what else.
Shoe holders on the back of seats are a REAL lifesaver. Sandals, books, crayons, water bottles, toys, snacks, practically anything can find a place in this back seat organiser. Clear ones work best, especially for younger kids who will be able to find what they’re looking for easier, but any type will come in handy. It’s a fun way for kids to get involved too. Your little ones will start saying “keep car clean!”
Tired of muddy and dusty floor mats? If they are plastic or rubber floor mats, try throwing them in the dishwasher! Scrubbing them can be time consuming and exhausting, but the dishwasher makes squeaky clean floors in the car just one wash cycle away.
Got a grimy, insect filled windscreen? Damp dryer sheets help remove caked on insects and grime in a flash in between car washes.
Do you have any other tips to add to the list? Please comment below.
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