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8 Cleaning Hacks For Your Car
8 Cleaning Hacks For Your Car
Today I’ll be sharing some easy cleaning hacks for your car! Some of them you may even have on hand right now! Ready to start? Let’s go!
1. Coffee Filters
When a friend told me she was able to get her car clean in a few minutes using coffee filters I almost laughed. Really?! So, I tried it myself and I couldn’t believe the difference! I use the coffee filters for my vents because they are pretty difficult to get cleaned using anything else! Thanks to the ridges in the coffee filters, they are able to get so much dust in between those links in the car! It was amazing the first time i tried it!
2. Cup Holder Cleaning
Let’s be honest, those cup holders can get pretty grimy and gross. But just attaching an old sock to a travel cup and wetting it with Windex can be an easy way to clean them out. Just twist it around in the holder, and anything stuck on will come off!
3. Pet Hair Don't Care
If you have a dog, chances are you also have a ton of hair that comes with him/her. Ugh- not cool for your back seat ( or passenger seat for that matter). Want a trick? Fill up your spray bottle and lightly wet your seats. Then, with a squeegee like you would use in the shower, drag it along the seats. Instantly you'll see all that pet hair come right to the surface! I just leave the squeegee and spray bottle in my car all the time now to make it super convenient after a long day of traveling or fun at the dog park.
4. Flat Head Screwdriver
If you’re noticing all of the dirt that’s built up over time in the crevices, then definitely get that out too. And you can easily do this with a flathead screwdriver.
5. Windshield Wiper Streaks
Do your wiper blades streak across your windshield when it rains? It drives me nuts sometimes! Thankfully I found a solution to that problem! I wipe down my windshield wipers with rubbing alcohol and it helps prevent those smears and smudges!
6. Sweet Scent
Sometimes when I go to the store, I don’t really want to spend $2 on an air freshener! I do it the old fashion way. I’ll take old pineapple rinds, place them in plastic bags and stow them in my car to give it that tropical scent I love. Just make sure to take them out at the end of the week 😉
7. Polish Leather
If you have leather in your car, you want to make sure you’re treating it properly. I suggest using olive oil instead of those toxic sprays and chemicals! It instantly gives it the shine it need to last long and keep it intact!
8. Carpet Cleaner
Likewise with harsh chemicals and spray bottles to give your car the clean and smell it deserves, find carpet cleaner that really will work best for your carpet using homemade solutions. To help get rid of those dark, dirty and muddy stains in your upholstery, combine white vinegar and baking soda together. This will create a paste and you can just work it right into your problem area with a toothbrush. Make sure to let it dry completely before vacuuming it all up! Your car looks brand new doesn’t it?!
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