If your car is your second home, what does it say about you? Does it have a mystery smell? Is the interior heaped with debris and personal belongings? Imagine a friend asks for a ride. Do you instantly say yes, or do you cringe thinking about the empty snack containers, dog fur, and dirty soccer gear strewn on your floormats? If you’re not pleased with the state of your vehicle, it may be time to give it a serious makeover.
Whether your life is hectic or you just tend to be sloppy, this graphic can help you get on top of your car’s organization and cleanliness. Driving is stressful enough, and if you’re like most people, you spend a full hour every day doing it. A clean, organized interior can help you feel a little calmer as you navigate to your destinations.
One of the most important first steps is to protect your car’s interior surfaces. Consider all-weather floor mats, fitted seat protectors, and a dog-friendly cover if you have a furry friend. Next up, it’s time to get organized, and here’s where creativity is key. Some of the organizers already floating around your house, such as shoe organizers, shower caddies, and makeup purses, may be just what you need to contain glove-box paperwork, kids’ toys, and snacks. Keep your car smelling great with a DIY air freshener made out of a jar of baking soda and a few drops of essential oils. Finally, commit to a weekly or biweekly date to clean the outside of your car. Scrub it down in your driveway, or take a spin through the carwash.
With these strategies and the organizational tips in this graphic, you’ll be able to take pride in your clean and organized vehicle.
Infographic by Say Insurance