There’s something about spring that makes people want to clean up their space. Spring cleaning dates over 3,000 years ago to ancient civilizations that would clean their home in the spring to prevent bad fortune in the new year. Your car deserves a spring cleaning just as much as your home. Wash the exterior of your car to remove the chemicals and dirt from winter. Clean your car’s interior to make car rides more pleasant and to present a more professional look. When you’re buying other car parts, pick up cleaning supplies that make your dash shine.
Empty Out The Car
The first step to spring cleaning is to take everything out of your car’s interior so you can start with the basics. Get three or four boxes and a trash bag. Toss all the trash out. Sort out the other items, putting car-specific items in one box, travel needs in another and miscellaneous in another. Get under the seats. Empty the trunk.
Clean the Dashboard
Before you vacuum, wipe down the dust and grime on the dashboard. Get all the little nooks and crannies, including the center console and glove box. Don’t worry if you end up with a lot of grime or pieces of paper on the floor. You can clean that up with the vacuum. Clean the interior glass while you’re wiping everything down. Use microfiber cloths that can be washed and reused to keep your car clean all season long.
Vacuum The Interior
Once you’ve removed all the stuff out of your car, you’re ready to vacuum. Your car collects dust and dirt, just like your home does. If you let your canine friend ride, it gets dog hair and other grime. You may want to take your car to the car wash to use a stronger vacuum than the one you use in your home. Vacuum all the little bits up. Take the floor mats out and give them a deep clean as well.
Cabin Organization for Efficiency & Safety
Once you’ve cleaned the cabin, go through the items you took out of your car. Decide what you really need to keep in your car and what is simply clutter. Find organizers that fit over your seats or in the trunk to organize those items. Not only will it help to keep your car cleaner in the summer, it’s also safer. The stuff in your car won’t go flying if you slam on the brakes. Find a car trash bag that can help you corral the junk that accumulates when you drive every day.
Car Seat Covers for a Fresh Look
If your car seats seem dingy or stained, instead of going for a deep cleaning, you can install car seat covers to update your car without a lot of work. Custom car seat covers fit your car’s seat perfectly while universal covers work for many styles of vehicles. You’ll find a wide variety of colors and designs, so you can make your car’s interior match your personality.
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