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Do you ever clean your car, and then it’s messy again just a couple days later?
And you’re at the point where you kind of just want to set it on fire?
LOL Me too.
But thankfully there are some great ways to keep your car clean and organize (almost) permanently.
Like, I want your life to get easier and for things to be stress-free, so that’s why I wanna show you some helpful hacks that’ll make you think, “I probably have the cleanest car in this neighborhood” every time you get in it.
So check them. out and get rid of those annoying crumbs and wrappers and sticky gunk in the cup holder for good.
You’ve got this. 💪
Brush Dirt and Grime Out Using a Toothbrush
Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady
Removing dirt and grime between the seams is pretty easy if you’re using a toothbrush. Gently brush the dirt and you’ll have a mess-free car seat in a jiffy!
Get some toothbrushes here and save yourself the time of going to the store!
Use a Microfiber Mitt to Clean Your Car
You can easily find one here.
To have a lint-free and scratch free car washing experience, consider this microfiber mitt. It’s really handy and holds lots of water for cleaning your car.
Hey, also want to know the 8 habits of people who have clean homes? Click here to check them out!
Dust Your Vent with a Foam Craft Brush
Found from One Good Thing By Jillee
Car air vents can get pretty dusty over time, but those narrow slots make it tough to clean with just a rag. If you need some extra reach, you can make a small sponge brush soaked with some cleaner and that will take care of the job.
Clean Your Windshield and Car Windows with Baby Wipes
Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady
Keep your windshield clean and clear by using baby wipes. One wipe surprisingly does a lot of work.
Fix Bad Smells in Your Car’s Air Conditioner with Lysol
Found from Car Reviews n Care
If you want to get rid of all the bad smell coming from your air conditioner, then try spraying a Lysol into the air flow inlet. This will make your ride both more pleasant and popular.
Condition Your Dashboard with Vaseline
Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady
Vaseline works wonderfully at conditioning the dashboard and giving it a nice shine. It’s time-saving, effective and inexpensive.
Get some Vaseline here and save yourself the time of going to the store!
Make Sure You Clean Your Windshield’s Interior
You can easily find one here!
So you’re done cleaning your car’s outside, now let’s work on the interior. Improve your windshield visibility by using this microfiber glass wiper. It’s so much better to drive with a clear, undistracted view of everything.
Sprinkle Baking Soda on Your Seats Before Vacuuming
Found from Mom Deals
Step up your vacuuming technique with this humble yet super helpful hack. The baking soda can remove bad odors from your car carpets and upholstery.
Remove Car Stickers with a Hair Blower
Found from Cars
While removing stickers isn’t as easy as putting them on, this hack will make your work less tiresome and sticky. Goodbye unwanted stickers!
Keep Silicone Liners in Your Cup Holders
Found from One Good Thing by Jillee
Gunk and grime can easily get into your cup holders and nobody likes cleaning them out. But just using a couple of silicone liners can keep clean-up super fast and simple.
Who says that car cleaning would need tons of time and effort when there are plenty of hacks that can make it easier? These tips are seriously time-saving and will help improve your in-car experience. So in your next cleaning session, try these tips and don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments!
38 thoughts on “10 Cleaning Hacks That’ll Actually Keep Your Car Clutter Free”
Excellent idea! Thanks Shirley!
olive oil works on the interior surfaces of the car..
I always keep foam brushes and paint brushes in my glove box. That way I can also do the same as when I’m waiting I get them out and clean away.
I keep a washable rug in the either the trunk (for use) or on the back seats (van) when the kids jump in with wet bathing suits, or eating in the car it saves me work and time because I don’t have to clean off the spots on the seats and the seats don’t get stinky from the damp suits.
I use a lint roller all the time. Works great on the carpet and hard to get areas. Collects the unwanted sand and hair ect.
Cleaning dashboard with Vaseline sounds like a great as it is petroleum jelly is very helpful. I will try it out! Hoping for the best results.
Kids play slime that is like thick pads can be laid on the door components and pushed down in over the window switches and pulled up. Dirt and dust stick wonderfully to the slime and pulls up out of the cracks. You can wash and air dry when heavily soiled to use again.
Its great to share all these tips around. i did some of those tips to my car. i do have a tips to share, use a glass or hard type like coasters paste on dashboard so you can use suction cup phone holder on it dashboard instead of too depending on windscreen.
Really like the liners in cup holders. Use your sunshade for dashboard!
I use puppy pads on floor mats to help keep it cleaner. Works pretty good for me.
Really great thought Brenda!
A Hair dryer also works if the plastic part of your bumper gets pushed in. Hold the hairdryer near the dented plastic and it will pop back out.
Thanks for letting me know Joanne!
I keep a small paintbrush in my glove box. When I am waiting in the car for something I pull it out and dust the vents, radio and small crevices.
That’s such a great idea!
Thanks for the tips….this might sound crazy but I hate drying my SUV by the time I’m washing it in a lil tired. One day I came up with the idea of using my leave blower thinking like when you go to a car wash tunnel at the end…so I did the wind power worked awesome my big SUV was dry in minutes. It. will blow out the water in small places. Be careful don’t not too close.
I have found the easiest way to clean my car is to first start with a leaf blower. I seriously open up all doors and turn a leaf blower on high. You would be amazed at how much stuff gets cleared out of the nooks and crannies. Makes the rest so much easier.
Keeping a square of the candle wax cubes help your car smell amazing for a long time. I keep mine in a small glass jar. I’ve been doing this for a few years now
Do you melt or not
Pledge is great for cleaning the hard surfaces inside your car!
Maybe if you use just a little Vaseline; A little goes a long way! It will not dry out the dash.
I’m just sayin’. I liked that particular hack.
I haven’t tried these hints yet but will but was thinking the canned air for computers might be great for cleaning vents etc in the car?
That’s a great idea Kathy! 🙂
Woww!! Awesome Cleaning hacks you have shared here. These are really very useful and helpful to clean your car in no time and easily. I really appreciate your efforts. Thanks a bunch for sharing this great post.
Good Ideas. Thank you
You are most welcome Leonie! 🙂
Wonderful & relatively simple, if not ingenious, ways to keep up cars general clean up. Being disabled, I can actually visualize “car care” as an activity I can accomplish, rather than pay extra at the carwash.
I’m so glad I could help you out Victoria! 🙂
Excellent ideas. Tried them all and they work great and cheap, found all I needed at the Dollar Store. Thanks for tips
I’m so glad these tips helped you Helen. 🙂
Vaseline will speed drying out think cooking oil in the sun. I use to use it and was told that after my dash starting cracking.
Good to know Shirley!
I love the idea to put muffin wrappers in the cup holders! Very smart!
I’m glad you liked it Susie! 🙂
I love all of the hacks.
I’m glad you liked them Trish! 🙂
I always use a microfiber cloth for my car windows as it makes it shiny and clear afterwards.
One time, I saw my neighbor using a blow dryer on his car and I thought he was crazy
haha! I’m glad you liked my tips! 🙂