Are you tired of having a dirty and messy car? These 12 easy car cleaning hacks will seriously change your life!
I’ll be honest with you. Cleaning my car was something I never prioritized in my life. I would let things go for as long as they could until I had no other option but to head outside to clean.
About a year ago, I remember telling myself that I wanted to feel good when I got in my car. I wanted it to smell fresh, look clean, and become a place that I looked forward to going to.
I thought I was going to have my work cut out for me, but getting everything clean didn’t even take much at all. If you are tired of having a messy and dirty car like I was, get your car clean in no time with these cleaning hacks for your car!
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1. Toothbrush for seat crumbs
If you are having trouble getting those stubborn crumbs out of the cracks of the seats of your car, using a toothbrush will do the trick. A toothbrush is small enough to get into those cracks when a regular vacuum isn’t cutting it.
2. Clean cup holders with a sock
Car cup holders are known for accumulating dust, dirt, and clutter over time. And there’s no doubt that they can be hard to clean.
Grab an old sock and put it over a cup. Spray it with your favorite cleaning solution. Give it a good twist and turn, and your cup holders will look brand new!
3. Sprinkle baking soda before vacuuming
Over time cars can develop some strange smells. Let’s face it, with all the sweaty gym bags, food runs, and trips to the dog groomer, your car’s fabric surfaces can only take so much.
To help eliminate odors, sprinkle some baking soda onto your seats and carpet and let it set. Then all you have to do is vacuum it up, and you’ll have a car that smells fresh and clean.
Pro tip: If you want to vacuum your car more often without having to go to the car wash, check out this car vacuum cleaner. It’s under $30!
4. Car eating tray to prevent spills
If you are a frequent car eater, you are going to LOVE this car eating tray! Seriously, this is going to be life-changing for you.
You clip this tray on your steering wheel and can eat peacefully without having to worry about spills.
5. Hang bags on hooks
I tend to have a really bad habit of leaving bags in my car. One thing that has helped me is these neat little bag hooks. When I hang bags on the hooks, I am able to see them better, which prompts me to remove them when I get out of the car.
6. Dust Car Cleaning Hacks: Use coffee filters to dust
Using coffee filters to remove unwanted dust in your car is a cheap way to manage the dust. For some reason, my car gets super dusty really fast! Keeping these handy in my console helps me to be able to manage everything before it gets too out of hand.
7. Microfiber cloths will be your BFF
Microfiber cloths are the holy grail of keeping your car clean. They seriously can be used for anything and everything. I like to keep them on hand to remove fingerprints and water stains from my windows.
They are also good to have if you are washing your car! They get all of the dirt off and will keep your wheels shiny and clean.
8. Stain Remover Car Cleaning Hacks: Use club soda to remove stains
There’s always that ONE STAIN in your car that won’t go away no matter how much elbow grease you put into it.
To make things a little bit easier, try lightly spraying a mixture of club soda, vinegar, dish soap, and warm water onto the tough stains on your car seats.
Use a brush to scrub and viola, the stain will be eliminated (hopefully, some are a little more stubborn than others).
If you try the club soda your stubborn stain STILL won’t budge, try this Folex cleaning spray. This spray is the queen of stain removers!
9. Removable cup holder liners
No matter how hard I try to keep my cup holders clean, crumbs and dirt always find their way. These removable cup holder liners make cleaning your cup holders out easy peasy lemon squeezy.
All you have to do is take them out and give them a wash when they get dirty and put them right back in!
10. Sauce holders
Again, for my car eaters, you are going to love this! These sauce holders easily clip onto your air vents so you can dip your Chick Fil A Nuggets in peace.
Side note: Did you know they sell Chick Fil A sauces on Amazon now?! You can find them here.
11. Use olive oil for shine
Have you noticed your car dashboard looking a tad bit dull lately? Take some olive oil and pour just a little bit onto a microfiber cleaning cloth. (See, I told you these cloths would be your BFF).
Gently wipe the oil onto the surface for a nice shine. If you don’t have olive oil around, any oil will do the trick. You can also use petroleum jelly!
12. Pet Hair Car Cleaning Hacks: Lint roller to remove pet hair
If your pets are traveling in your car, there’s bound to be traces of annoying pet hair…well everywhere.
The last thing you want is pet hair all over you every time you get out of your car. Keeping a lint roller handy in your car will help to keep things nice and pet hair-free.
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