A car is one of the most important assets you own. You probably spend more time in your car than at home or office, so it is important it should be clean and sparkling. A messy or clean car interior reflects the personality of the driver.
If you drive a lot for work or if you have kids and pets then it becomes more difficult to keep the interior clean. But it is indeed a wonderful feeling to see the interior of the car clean and smell fresh. Here we have listed a few tips to help you keep your car interior clean and fresh.
Cleaning out the trash
The first step to start cleaning the interior is to remove all trash from the car. Spend some more time and remove all the papers, napkins, plastic shopping bags, cups from all corners.
Then start vacuuming in all the nooks, seats and under the mats to remove all the dust. Take the mats out to clean them properly. Also, you can clean the dashboard and doors using brush attachment with the vacuum.
Cleaning leather seats
Use the olive oil magic to clean the leather seats and dashboard area. Cleaning leather is a hard thing because it can get patches and cracks. Use little drops of olive oil and rub with a cloth all over the dashboard and leather seats and they will start shining like new. Olive oil should be used in small quantity and it lasts for a long time.
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Clean your car windows from inside and outside with a window cleaner solution and wipe with a paper towel. There is also a tip you can make your own window cleaner with ½ cup vinegar, ½ cup rubbing alcohol and 1 cup of water and it will be equally effective.
Remove pet hair
If you have a pet then the biggest struggle is to remove its hair from the seats especially the tiny ones that are more difficult to remove. But you can remove them with the help of a water spray bottle and a squeegee, just spray water on the seats and use a squeegee to remove hair from the seats.
Clean cup holders
Cup holders get sticky and dirty over time from drips and spills of coffee or other liquids. You can deep clean your cup holders by fitting a sock over a cup, spray the sock with an all-purpose cleaner and rub it all around the cupholder.
Then you can place silicone cupcake liners inside the cup holders to prevent the liquid dripping in the car again. Later you can just take them out to clean.
Clean the floor mats
Dirty floor mats really spoil the look of your car. There is no need to buy expensive carpet shampoos and cleaners. Just take out the mats, spray stain remover on them and wash them in the machine with some detergent. They will become just like new.
Keep wet wipes in the car
Keeping wet wipes in the car can be very helpful. In case if there is any spill inside the car you can use the wipes to clean the mess. Moreover, wipes are also handy in cleaning the dashboard and windows of the car.
Freshen up your car
Remove the bad smell from your car with the help of a home-made car freshener. Take 1 cup of baking soda and 5 drops of your favorite essential oil, mix them together and sprinkle on the car’s floor and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then use the vacuum to remove the soda and the car will smell fresh and clean.
Keep car organized
There are several organizers available made for the back of the front car seats that can store kids’ stuff such as games, toys, books, water bottles in different compartments. This will keep your car organized and clean and it will be easier to find the things when needed.
The best way to keep your car clean all the time is to clean as you go. Remove all the wrappers and other trash from the car every day so that they don’t pile up. If there is any spill or stain, clean it immediately with a wipe so it doesn’t get dry. Find different ways to maintain the cleanliness of your car.