At some point or another, we have all been guilty of owning a messy car. However, that doesn’t mean we need to stay victim to that forever or avoid giving others a ride due to embarrassment!
Therefore, we should follow these tips to help keep our car clean and organized:
Implement The Use Of Organizers
Keep everything together by using organizers for items in the car, such as food, things in the trunk, toys for kids, accessories for pets, etc. If you’re on a budget, you can actually craft some “do-it-yourself” organizers by repurposing shower caddies and storage containers from the dollar store.
Throw Things Away
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It’s safe to say we don’t throw our trash out right away sometimes or we convince ourselves we’ll do it later. For that reason, develop the habit of throwing away trash whenever it shows up in the car. Those receipts and snack wrappers don’t seem like much until there are intimidating piles of them in the backseat. Furthermore, keep a small trash can or a few plastics bags at hand. If there’s no trash can conveniently close by, you can at least keep all your trash in one place so that it can be easily thrown out when you return home.
Insert Rubber Floor Mats
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Want to get rid of all that excess gunk on the car floor? Insert rubber floor mats on the floor to keep it extra clean. We will inevitably track mud and dirt into the car, so we can make our future self’s life easier by trying to prevent a mess from happening in the first place. When we need to clean out that mud or dirt, they simply need to be hosed off. Plus, investing in rubber floor mats will keep your car floor in a great condition which sustains its resale value!
Store All Important Documents In One Place
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Important documents include copies of your driver’s license, car registration, and insurance. You never know when an officer will pull you over or you need to exchange insurance information with another driver in the case of an accident – so it’s best to keep them all in one place together. Pro tip: opt for storing them all in an accordion folder in the glove box.
Everyone has had a messy car on their hands at some point or another. But as long as you constantly follow the tips above, keeping your car clean and organized will become second nature and you never have to feel embarrassed about giving spontaneous rides ever again.