It can be challenging to keep your car clean. We’ve all been there: you’re on the road and put the trash in your floor, certain you’ll throw it away at the next stop. Or maybe you’re too tired to fully unpack your car and then you’re too busy to remember later.
Whatever the reason, junk always starts to accumulate in your vehicle. Finally, break this awful habit with our easy guide to keeping your vehicle clean and organized.
1) Purchase a Trash Can or Keep a Grocery Bag in Your Car
A good way to help put an end to the nasty habit of leaving trash in your car is by keeping a trash can or bag in your vehicle always. You can purchase cloth trash bags or small plastic receptacles from any department store or you can simply repurpose a grocery bag. When it’s easily accessible in your vehicle, you can start working on improving the habit of using it.
2) Develop a Trunk Organizational System
It’s up to you whether you want to purchase dividers or containers for this purpose, but it’s not 100% necessary. Go through what’s in your trunk and determine what needs to stay there, then assign it a designated home.
Once everything has a place to go, work hard on developing the habit of keeping those things where they belong and nothing else cluttering it up.
3) Develop a Backseat Organizational System
You can use cloth cubes, tote bags, or the handy organization helpers that hang from the back of the driver’s and passenger’s seat to accomplish this task. Assign everything that absolutely needs to be in your car and kept handy a permanent home where it’s kept safe and out of the way. Get rid of all the clutter and trash that has accumulated in these seats. It could also be helpful, if you carry a lot of passengers, to purchase another trash can or repurpose another grocery bag for the backseat.
4) Make a List of What Needs to Stay in Your Car
This could be especially helpful if you struggle to make the distinction between a need and want, clutter and important stuff that needs to be there.
If you make a list of all the things that absolutely have to be in your car (first aid kit, owners manual, spare tire, blanket, jump kit, etc.), you’ll have somewhere to refer to as your trying to clean out your clutter. You can keep your eye on this list as life goes on to ensure that you’re always keeping the clutter to a minimum and always have what you need accessibly.
5) Clean Out Your Car Weekly
Pick a day of the week that you usually have a block of free time to clean out your car, preferably at the end of your week, like a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Go through everything in it: declutter, remove trash, remove all things that don’t need to live in your car that managed to stick around all week because you forgot about them. This will help you start each week fresh and ready to go. It’ll also help keep the junk in your car from piling up because you don’t let enough time pass for that to happen.
What If the Mess Goes Beyond Clutter?
If your car has gotten messy on the inside and/or out that a simple decluttering won’t fix, call Mobile Detailing Pros to schedule your convenient and affordable expert detailing service.
The experts at Mobile Detailing Pros will come to your specified location (home, office, garage, etc.) and detail your car for you while you finish up your shift or help the kids with their homework. It’s easy, hassle-free, and your car will look like you just drove it off the lot!
Call us at 800-557-5134 or visit https://mobiledetailingpros.com/ to get your appointment today!