Many of us spend large amounts of time in our cars toting kids, food, coffee, sports equipment, groceries, and any number of things around. Every now and then, our vehicles need a little attention. A good rule of thumb is to clear out your car at the end of every season. Begin by dumping the trash, remembering to look inside pockets and on the floor. Then, remove items that won’t be used in upcoming months, such as last season’s sports gear or clothing.
This is also a good time to consider if there is anything you might want to put INTO your car for the season ahead. For example, if winter is coming, make sure you have a brush for snow and ice. Or, if summer is coming, you may want to have a reflective windshield screen at the ready. It is always a good idea to have an umbrella, a blanket, a container of wipes, and a few bottles of water in your car at all times.
As long as you are decluttering, it doesn’t hurt to check your tires and oil, and maybe drive your car through a car wash. Vacuum the carpets and wipe down the interior. If you like, pop in a fresh air freshener. It’s also smart to check your glove box and make sure your registration and insurance are current. Doing these things approximately every three months will keep your car in good working condition and looking orderly.
How often do you declutter and clean your car?