Kids and cars don’t go together. It seems like a challenge to keep the car clean and spotless while taking your kids to school, after school soccer practice, or the music class. No matter what age they are at; it seems as if they are on a mission to turn your recently detailed, neat and clean car into a junkyard. At any given day you can find the odd assortment of wrappers, crumbs, toys, socks, sports equipment, and bodily fluids in the car. But don’t lose hope. It doesn’t mean that your car will have to stay like this forever. Apart from a complete car detailing service, there are things that you can do yourself to maintain the cleanliness of your car.
The best way to protect the leather of your seats, or any other material, is to keep them covered. You can put on temporary covers on all your seats by either purchasing them, permanently covering them with plastic, or you can make a DIY cover yourself if you have the time. If you are making cloth covers for your seats, it will mean that you will have to regularly give them a wash. Plastic covers are easy to maintain as they just need a good wipe off.
For older kids, you can just use a plastic bag and ask them to throw the trash in the bag. If you have younger kids then a plastic bag might not do the trick. The easy way is for you to use a cereal bowl or any kind of a box, like a shoe box, and instruct your kids to make sure that the trash goes into the box. You can even turn your trash box into a project and ask your kids to decorate it and label it. If you want, you can keep two boxes in the car; one for the trash and one for other items like socks, clothes, sports equipment, toys and other stuff like that. This will not only help you keep the car clean, it will also teach your kids about organization skills and cleanliness.
A car can trap all sorts of smells and odors from every single spill and other things. Since we keep the car closed during many times and especially in the winter, those smells come together to form a very foul smell that nobody can withstand. A good way is to remove or wash off all the items that may cause a bad odor. Keep an air freshener handy and use it as much as you want.
Another thing that you can do is to keep baking soda under the driver seat or the passenger seat. Since baking soda is harmless, you don’t need to worry about your kids coming into contact with it. It will absorb most smells and it is easy to vacuum and wipe.
Kids are always curios and are putting their hands on everything that might get their attention. The problem arises when those hands are covered in ice cream or ketchup or any other sticky substance. Make sure that you don’t put off the cleaning of the surface for the weekend. Take some time out twice a week, if not daily, and wipe off the substances to keep the interior clean and odorless.
There are a lot of things that you can do to make sure that your car keeps its spotless and clean look and feel. If you want to ensure that your car looks just as new as it looked when you went to receive it from the dealership, come to Our Mobile Car Detailers for the best detailing and servicing in town. It is the most affordable way that you can get your car cleaned while saving your time and efforts.