Tips to Clean and Organize Your Vehicle: Just in Time for the New Year!
Let's face it, families today practically live in their vehicles. From grabbing the kids at school to late night meetings and weekend-long sports adventures, there are always meals, snacks, and socks rumbling around in your floorboards. Is the mess in your vehicle making you want to throw up your hands and give up for good (or maybe just ban family members from eating in it?) If so, this is the guide for you! Let's talk clean, and how to keep your vehicle organized even with everything life throws your way.
Make a Schedule
When your car, van or SUV gets so dirty that it takes a small army to get all of the crumbs out of the floor and you're pulling laundry baskets full of leftover clothes and trash out — no one is having any fun! Fortunately, you can keep your vehicle clean, tidy and organized with only a few minutes of your time each month. Here's how you can keep your vehicle squeaky-clean without taking hours out of your week:
- Odd months: Clean up the carpets and wipe down all plastic or rubber flooring mats and use carpet freshener to keep it fresh and clean.
- Even months: Deep clean all the surfaces in your vehicle.
This schedule will only take about 30 minutes per month for your cleaning routine, and adding it to your printed or digital calendar will have the entire family breathing safer, cleaner air and enjoying their ride!
There are a lot of different items that are needed on a daily basis for busy families: snacks, drinks, DVDs, books, crayons, charging cords and more — and that's just a start! One of the best ways to ensure that your vehicle stays in tip-top shape is to have a place for each item. This could mean investing in some inexpensive sectioned storage bins for small items or creating an on-the-go medical kit for minor emergencies. Oversized file folders in your glove box are an excellent way to keep important documents in order, and reduce clutter even more!
Small Steps Every Day
Keeping your vehicle picked up gets overwhelming if you wait too long to take a step. When you or family members leave the car, be sure to grab everything that you brought with you and return it to its rightful place (which probably isn't your floorboards!). Taking just a second to do a quick grab of leftover drink bottles, toys and receipts will make it so much more pleasant to return to your vehicle the next time you are in a rush.
Want to learn how to keep your car clean on a budget? Check out our blog for regular maintenance and cleaning tips for your vehicle. Don't forget to stop by Auto Tek in Austin the next time you need service for your vehicle! Our friendly service associates will work with you to ensure that your vehicle stays in top working condition. Contact us today at 512-326-3881 or learn more on our website!