The first step to quickly tidying up your car is clearing out the clutter. Just like in your home, clutter has a way of piling up. Nowadays, most cars have tons of compartments and stow-away storage, making it that much harder to prevent clutter from building. Take the time to clean clutter from your car every few days. Don't forget to check under the seats and in seat-back pockets, too.
What's living in your glove compartment? Napkins, ketchup and straws? If so, it's time to tidy up your car and clean out the glove compartment. Limit your glove compartment to the essentials, like your car's manual, your latest registration and insurance information, a flashlight, a tire gauge, a local map and a pen and notepad.
As you quickly tidy up your car, think about the best way to keep it organized and efficient. For example, if your car doubles as your office, purchase a plastic file box for the trunk. Prep another box to hold office supplies. For day-to-day driving, invest in a car organizer to hold your cell phone, coins and remote control. If you need to store DVDs and CDs for longer car trips, shop for an auto entertainment storage unit to hang from a seat back. Lastly, organize toys in a clear plastic container.
In order to tidy up your car, you'll need to plan ahead. Designate a spot to throw trash, whether it's in a paper bag or a nylon receptacle. Set a day to take out the trash to keep the bag from stinking up the car.
Running out of room in your trunk for groceries? It's time to re-evaluate its contents and tidy up your car. Keep must-haves like jumper cables, a tool kit, flares, water, a blanket and a first-aid kit. Opt for a trunk organizer to keep all these automobile necessities in one easy-to-find place.
Once you've removed the clutter and taken out the trash, it's time to clean the interior and exterior of the car. Tidy up your car by dusting the dashboard and cleaning floor mats. Grab a multi-surface wipe and clean cup holders and door panels. Don't forget to clean the windows and mirror, too. Vacuum the carpeting of the vehicle and cloth upholstery to instantly tidy up your car. Lastly, wash the exterior yourself or take it to a local car wash.
Now that you've gone to the trouble of tidying up your car, it's important to continue cleaning it on a regular basis, especially if you drive with children or pets. Keep in mind that regular car maintenance isn't as tough as it may seem; emptying the trash and clearing clutter can be done while filling up at the gas station.
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