When your car gets dirty most people take it to a car wash or wash it themselves, but what can you do about making sure the interior stays clean? There are lots of detailing services out there that can get your interior looking like new, but doing some preventative cleaning on a regular basis can help it stay nice and tidy and ensure it doesn’t get to the point of no return.

Suck It Up

Regular vacuuming is a good practice and can be done when you get your car washed. In fact, many inexpensive car washes offer free vacuums. Unless your interior is a real disaster area it probably won’t take more than five minutes to thoroughly suck up all the dirt from your seats and floors.

Don’t Get Trashed

One great way to prevent trash from piling up is to keep a small trash can or trash bag in your vehicle. This way the trash is all in the same location and you can empty it when you fill up your tank at the gas station.

Knockin’ Boots

Sit down on your seat with your legs outside your vehicle and knock your shoes together to remove dirt that otherwise would have been all over your floor. All you need to do is swivel around and start your engine, but be careful you don’t get too carried away and end up like Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz.

Carry In, Carry Out

We all bring things with us in our cars, but you can avoid unnecessary clutter if you make a habit of taking whatever you brought with you back inside your home so it doesn’t become a permanent resident of your vehicle.

In Case of Emergency

An emergency cleaning kit can go with a traditional emergency kit, which might include flares, blankets, a first aid kit, water and more. A cleaning kit should include:

•    Small Grocery Bags
•    Hand Towels
•    Paper Towels
•    Carpet Cleaner
•    Glass Cleaner
•    General Cleaner

Stay Organized

There are plenty of products on the market designed to help you keep your vehicle organized. Check them out to see what might work best for you. One important thing you should do is clean out your glove compartment to make sure you only keep the necessities which ironically don’t include gloves but should include:

•    Owner’s Manual
•    Maps
•    Registration and Insurance Information
•    Notepad
•    Pen
•    Flashlight
•    Tire Gauge
•    Napkins

Make sure to throw out your expired insurance cards! Nothing makes being pulled over more stressful than having to shuffle through a half dozen expired insurance cards while the potentially judgmental law enforcement officer looks on.

Starting Fresh

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