How to have a clean automobile

Ellie Green
Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Monday, November 8, 2021 - 21:52

1. Reduce Eating & Drinking in the Car

This varies across different families, however, we don't eat or drink anything besides water in our cars. This started when we took car safety classes before our first child was born. A nurse spoke about reducing or limiting food and drink consumption in the vehicle because it is very difficult to figure out if your child is in difficulties and choking while driving. As a result, this is all our kids know. Now, this doesn't mean they don't ever eat or drink while in the vehicle, but its not a typical habit. As a result, this significantly reduces the amount of messes and spills in the vehicle. We typically have snacks in our bags and give them to our kids while out on errands. If you don't want to do this, you can closely monitor what type of food and drinks are allowed in the vehicle. You should think about the consequences of the food being spilled or left in the vehicle for an entire hot summer day and how difficult it would be to clean and how difficult the smell would be to remove. 

2. Cover The Seats In Your Car

This can be a bit challenging, however, there are a couple of options. You can use seat covers that are made to fit under your child's safety seat. However, you have to do a bit of research to get one that doesn't compromise on safety. If you don't want to put any seat covers under the child seat, then you can simply use seat catch-alls between seats and cover the other seats. This will help to make clean ups a lot faster and easier. 

3. Deal With The Trash

Containing the trash should be quite easy to do. All you need to have is a trash bag or even a used grocery bag that you can collect trash in. Then, you empty it whenever necessary. This will help prevent anyone from throwing trash on the ground of the vehicle to clean out later since later never really happens and the trash piles up. 

4. Clean Spills when they Happem

If you have young kids, then spills will happen quite frequently. Even though it is annoying and stressful, you should clean these spills up asap since this will prevent lingering smells and stains that are difficult to get rid of. Make sure and have paper towels or even baby wipes readily available in your car so that you can easily deal with any spills as they happen. Even if you're on your way to another location, you can simply stop and deal with the spill before it sets in deeper. Mr Car Mats will help to protect the carpet in your car from spills keeping it clean and tidy.

5. Utilize an Organizer

There are many different organizers that you can purchase or you can even go simple and use a plastic basket. Whatever you choose, it will help you to get yourself and your kids well organized. You can use the organizer to store toys, clothes, cleaning materials, diapers and more. The point is, an organizer will ensure that the things you need don't get lost in your car or even under your seat. Make sure that you teach your kids to place things back into the organizer when they're finished with them so that you don't have to continuously do so yourself. 

6. Make Sure yur Kids Help

You should always teach your kids to clean the car and expect them to do so. I used to be a kindergarten teacher before I had kids of my own and I realized that kids are great at following through on these type of expectations. As a result, always make sure that your kids help you to keep everything clean and well organized. You can even do cleanings every month or week and your kids can help you to get rid of trash as well as clean the seats. Even if you have children that are only 1 or 2 years old, they can help with this. 

7. Whatever Goes into the Vehicle, Must be Removed Rule

This particular rule has always been a natural rule for me, however, that is not true for everyone else. It is a great habit and you should get everyone onboard with it. Whatever is brought into the car must be removed from the car. This means that if clothes, toys etc are carried into the vehicle, they must be removed when you exit the vehicle. This will only take a couple of minutes and you'll definitely be happy you implemented this rule.


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