Ditch the trash
How many fast food wrappers are hiding out in your vehicle? It’s time to ditch them! Grab a trash bag and start digging for the trash that’s piling up in your vehicle. Check under the seats and in the trunk. With kids, you never know what you will find.
What to avoid the trash in the first place? Keep a grocery bag in the car and make sure the trash gets put in the trash bag from the beginning. Empty when needed. Boom, you can skip this step in the future!
Clean out the glove box
I bet your glove box is trashed from years of neglect. No judgement here, but if you’re going to spring clean your car, clean this part out too! You can throw old registrations and insurance cards away, there’s no need to keep them piled up.
Shine those windows
If you haven’t looked at the glass windows in your vehicle lately, you’re in for quite the treat. Take some window cleaner and paper towel and clean both the inside and outside of your windows. They may get dirty quickly, but you will love how clean they are in the meantime. Try to do this once a week to maintain clean and clear windows.
Don’t forget about the trunk
Your vehicle isn’t completely cleaned for spring until you check out the trunk. Your trunk can house some of your car’s biggest junk. Take some time to clean it out and put a vehicle organizer in there. The trunk can be a good place to store your stuff, but don’t let the junk pile up quickly.
While you’re in the trunk, make sure your emergency kit is up to date.
The maintenance routine is important
While it’s important to spring clean the inside of your vehicle, the engine of the vehicle may also need a little spring cleaning. Take your car to the shop to get the maintenance done on it. Most people don’t do routine maintenance on their vehicle, but this is what helps keep their vehicle running strong. Check out that link for a printable maintenance list to keep your vehicles work in order.
Do a quick car wash
Luckily, the outside doesn’t take a lot of cleaning, but it’s an important part of spring cleaning. A quick run through the car wash and your vehicle will be looking as good as ever. You can also opt to detail your car yourself, which will take a little longer but provide much satisfaction.
Shine those windows
If you haven’t looked at the glass windows in your vehicle lately, you’re in for quite the treat. Take some microfiber car towel and window cleaner and gently scrub both the inside and outside of your windows. They may get dirty quickly, but you will love how clean they are in the meantime. Try to do this once a week to maintain clean and clear windows.
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