Tips to Keeping Your Car Clean When You’re a Busy Parent

Between carpool, soccer practice, and piano lessons the last thing you want to do when you get a free moment is clean out your car. We get it—cleaning the backseat often gets put on the back burner when you have such a busy schedule. However, we have a few tips that might make keeping your car clean a lot easier.

Vacuum Regularly

It’s overwhelming to glance in the backseat after a month or two goes by without vacuuming. Cheerios are everywhere and there are stale fries from who knows where lodged in between the car seats. Vacuuming on a regular basis will help maintain the mess. Furthermore, you’ll spend far less time vacuuming for a few minutes every other week than you would vacuuming for hours after months of not cleaning.

Keep a Trash Bag in the Car

Whether you use a plastic bag, or an actual auto trash can, it’s a lifesaver to have somewhere to put all the wrappers and tissues. This is a great way to keep some of the mess contained to one location. The next time you stop in for a wash just empty it into one of our garbage’s and we’ll take care of the rest for you.

Avoid Food in the Car

Although it’s not always possible to have a food free car, minimizing the amount of food can still make a big difference. If you go through the drive-thru make the kids wait until you get home to eat. Pack snacks that aren’t messy when going on road trips and always keep baby wipes in the car to help with the sticky hands.

Take Care of Spills When They Happen

There is nothing worse than hearing one of the kids spill a drink in the backseat after they pestered you for fifteen minutes to stop and get food before you finally gave in. Suddenly you have two major problems, the kid who’s screaming over what he assumes will be his last drink ever and the liquid that’s slowly seeping into your mats. Although we can’t prevent spills we can help with the clean-up. It’s important to clean up spills as soon as you can to prevent stains or sticky messes. With our mat cleaner we can have your mats clean in under 2 minutes, so you don’t have to stress.

What Goes in Must Go Out

Unless you want your car to look like a toy bin in Toys “R” Us then follow the golden rule of keeping your car clean. Anytime you bring something into the car, whether it’s books or toys, it needs to be returned to its original spot when you leave the car. Remind your kids that it’s their responsibility to keep their space in the car tidy.

Use an Air Freshener

When you carpool 5 sweaty kids home after soccer practice, your car most definitely doesn’t have that new car smell. Using air fresheners can help keep sports equipment odors at bay. Plus, with that Pina colada air freshener you can close your eyes and pretend you’re at the beach instead of the school parking lot.

Keep the Exterior Clean

It’s important to maintain the exterior of your vehicle as well. Washing the exterior not only keeps your car looking good, but can also help prevent costly repairs. With our Unlimited Wash Pass, you can skip the wait with our RFID tag. As you drive up, our scanners read your tag and open the gate. So, if you’re on a time crunch, there’s no need to stress. You can have a clean car and be on your way in under 4 minutes.

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