A messy car can be such a turn-off, as it’s like a second home to most of us! Your car’s condition says a lot about who you are, but it’s not always easy to keep it squeaky clean, especially in the middle of our daily schedules.
1. Always keep a grocery bag in your car
A simple grocery bag can be a lifesaver when you need a quick cleaning fix. If you are the type of person who keeps all sorts of receipts, candy wrappers, empty paper cups or other unnecessary items lying around, it’s probably high time you said goodbye. When you’re in a hurry, shove everything you can find into the grocery bag and throw it away
2. Have wet wipes or a washcloth on hand
After you’ve gotten rid of all the mess, use a wet wipe or a damp cloth to wipe off any remaining dust or residue. You can rub sticky stains off your windshield, and keep your mirrors clean and shiny. Plus, if any small accidents occur in your car (like that morning cup of coffee from the drive-thru spilling all over the seats), you can act fast and wipe it off before it turns into a stubborn stain.
3. Some extra attention goes a long way
Speaking of the usual everyday clumsiness, setting some ground rules about your car’s tidiness and hygiene might be a good idea. Smoking while driving may be something you regularly do, but the smell of cigarettes will linger on your upholstery and even cause discoloration in the long run. Try not to allow any food or drinks in your car. If dust and debris is a constant issue, you can consider buying a portable vacuum cleaner specially designed for cars.
4. Don’t skip out on the paint job and waxing
When it comes to vehicles, outer beauty is just as important! In order to keep your car paint pristine, you might want to wax your car on a regular basis. The wax will keep dust off allowing the outer paint to stay shiny and smooth. It will also help your car dry faster after a quick wash with soap and water.
A good rule of thumb to follow is to get your car waxed at least twice a year—this will spare you some future headache and early-morning disappointment of seeing a layer of dirt on your poor car before heading to work.