No one wants to see their vehicle dirty, messy, or disorganized, especially if you drive it long-distance or use it regularly. There are many benefits of maintaining a clean car. It does not matter if you own a new Bentley or an old banger, having a clean car has its benefits.
However, the million-dollar question is, where do you start when you have kids ready to mess things up? Well, below are tips to maintain a clean vehicle even if you use the vehicle regularly with your kids.
- i) Have An Organized Space
As the parent, you need to make sure that you have space in your vehicle to tidy and organize things that can build up with time. Although many things will have a place where they are kept, what if they do not? You will need to find a place where you can store them safely. This can come in the form of adding storage in your boot or any other part of the vehicle.
- ii) Clean Regularly
Although this may seem like an obvious tip, kids tend to quickly mess things up in the vehicle. However, if you do not want the mess to pile or build up quickly, it is wise to clean it regularly. You can make it a chore where you can ask your children to help you clean once in a while. Having custom car mats will help to keep the interior of your car clean.
iii) Have A Place For The Trash
If you do not have a place where your kid can place their trash, you cannot expect to have a clean car. For this reason, it is wise to have a place where they can put their trash rather than it ending up on the floor.
- iv) Seat Covers
Are you worried about the state of your vehicle seats? Are you wondering how you can maintain their appeal and cleanness? If this is so, you should consider investing in car seat covers. These products will help you protect the seats, and they are completely washable. Doing this will make things easy for you.
- v) Remove The Smells
It is easy for a vehicle to accumulate different kinds of smells with time. This can be made worse if you have children who eat snacks in the vehicle. If you do not want to prevent them from eating or snacking in the car (which is a great idea, to be honest), you should always have a smell removing detergent close by. To do this effectively, consider leaving a bowl of vinegar overnight. In the morning, the odor will have gone.
- vi) Have A Stain Remover At Hand?
Although you may not be able to clean the seats while driving, you can always do it after getting to the place you were going. As such, it is wise to have a stain remover at hand to prevent your vehicle from having different kinds of spots. The best thing is that you can get a stain remover from any shop. If you wish, you can make yours at home.
There are many ways one can maintain a clean vehicle, even with kids at the back. The idea is to try everything possible and work towards it.
Luciana joined our team as a mum blogger in 2020. A dedicated mum to a lively daughter and a dog, Luna, Luciana brings authenticity and passion to every post. Her expertise in parenting and lifestyle topics offers practical, relatable advice for real-life situations.