7 Car Cleaning Tips and Tricks

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In the fast-paced world that we live in, it can seem like such a daunting task to take extra time out of your day to clean your car. If you don’t have extra funds to pay for regular car washes, you are not alone!

Here are some fast, do it yourself car cleaning tips to have a cleaner car, and will save you time and money along the way:


1. Dust your Car with Coffee Filters

Coffee Filter

Coffee filters are cheap and biodegradable. You can use them to dust your dashboard and wipe the insides of your car. They work incredibly well, so always keep some in the console of your car.


2. Removing Bumper Stickers

bumper sticker

If you want to remove a bumper sticker, heat it with a blow dryer. This will loosen the adhesive. You can then use a card to slide underneath it and peel it off slowly.


3. Clean the Carpets

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To make your own DIY carpet cleaning solution, mix one-part Hydrogen Peroxide and two-part water in a spray bottle. Use a brush to work it into the carpet and clean. Apply the solution to the dark patches of your carpet.


4. DIY Non-Toxic Car Cleaner

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Cars are small, enclosed spaces, so you should only use non-toxic cleaning products on them. You can whip up an effective cleaning solution with vinegar, lemon, club soda, and dish soap. Mix these ingredients together in a spray bottle and rinse off any stains.


5. Clean Your Cup Holder

cup holder

Cleaning cup holders can be tricky. If you have an old sock lying around, you can use it to clean that space. Just wrap it around the base of your cup and insert it into the cup holder. Then, just twist until your cup holder is clean.


6. Use Q-Tips to Reach Crevices


Sometimes, it can be very hard to reach the crevices where junk gets stuck. No matter how much you scrub the inside of your car, there are wedges and grooves that still hold dirt.

For those hard to reach places, you can just use a Q-tip. They’re the perfect tool to reach small places in between crevices and grooves that collect dirt.


7. Get Rid of Pet Hair with a Spray Bottle and Squeegee

Spray Bottle

If you have a pet at home, you probably go on a lot of road trips with them, but cleaning their fur can be troublesome. The best way to do it is to spray the seat with water and use a squeegee to collect hair. This works like magic and yields much better results than vacuuming.

If you follow these tips and tricks, you can get rid of most of the dirt and gunk in your car. Remember, every little bit helps! If you can eliminate some now, there is less to clean later.

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