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Car Hacks: 6 Ways to Keep Your Car Clean
Does the idea of opening your car door fill you with anxiety about the papers that may fly away or the children’s toys that might come toppling out into the street? Are you embarrassed to have friends drive you with you, fearing that they may think you’re becoming a hoarder? No need to fret; try these six hacks to help keep your car clean and organized.
You don’t have to go too far to find the perfect solution to fog and scuff marks on your vehicle. Put toothpaste on your headlights and use an old toothbrush to scrub it clean. You can also use it in your vehicle to remove scuff marks. Put toothpaste on a rag and use circular motions to remove the scuffs.
Purchase a shoe organizer that could be hung from the back of the door and attach it to the back of the passenger or driver’s chair. Use the pockets to hold snacks, wipes, activities for your children, and other things. When everything has a place to go, it’ll be easier to keep things clean and organized.
Purchase a sticky mat to place in the car. There are several sizes available, including ones ready to fit on your dashboard. Go ahead and clean your dashboard by wiping it down with olive oil. Once it’s had enough time to dry, attach the sticky mat to your dashboard. You can then stick your GPS, cell phone, MP3 player, and other electronic devices to the mat so you can find them when you need them.
WD-40 is known for its lubrication and water-repellent properties. You probably have a spray can in your garage to fix squeaky doors, loosen stuck parts, and prevent rust on your tools. Did you know that you can also use it to remove stains? Try spraying it on stains in your upholstery or carpet caused by crayons, greasy fingers, or gum. The stains should come right out. You can also try club soda or vinegar to remove colorful stains.
Whether your dog rode home from the lake in your car or your child had a potty training accident, you probably have some odors that you would like to part with. Try opening a bag of charcoal and leaving it in your vehicle overnight. The charcoals will absorb the smell, though you’ll still be able to use the charcoal for your BBQ without a problem.
Crushed crackers and breadcrumbs can be difficult to remove without the help of a vacuum attachment. If you don’t have the right equipment or extension cords to vacuum your vehicle, grab your leaf blower. Not only will it blow away crumbs, it can also remove dust from and debris from your vents.