This post has been sponsored by Kleenex. As always, all words and opinions are 100% my own.
This weekend we spent some time doing some Spring Cleaning. It was beautiful weather so I couldn’t let myself spend too much time inside. We took this time to do some spring cleaning on our cars. There’s some really important things that need to get done, and some others that are just handy and useful tips. So I figured I would share them with you guys today.
1- I’m fairly certain that it is impossible to prevent stains on the carpet of the car. But we recently decided to grab some inexpensive rubber floor mats at Walmart, which has saved a bunch of hassle and heart ache over the stain issue. Even though our car has the carpet ones that came with it, we layered these rubber ones over the top. They are easy to pull out to spray off, wipe down or inexpensive if they do need to get replaced.
2- Removeable plastic mats are a lifesaver for my center cubby. I’ve had drinks spill, cracker crumbs fall into the small sections and almost lost my mind trying to clean these things in the past. Contact your dealer to see if they have these littler inserts that can be removed for cleaning. It’s a million times easier to clean up these spills.
3- Keep up on the maintenance on your car. Today while cleaning I realized that we were past due for our oil to get changed. Trust me (by personal experience and a seized up engine as a younger-more naive girl) you don’t want to go much past when the oil needs to be changed.
Also make sure to fill your washer fluid. With the wet winter I’m sure you went through quite a bit without even realizing it. So top it off so you don’t get stuck without.
Check your tire pressure and filters (this can affect your gas milage) as well as getting your tires balanced & rotated.
4- Don’t just clean the visible areas. Make sure to pick up the mats, fold down, lift up or remove seats when possible. You’ll be so surprised what you’ll find (check out what I found when I thought it was already clean)
5- Make the necessities accessible. I used to put our tissues in the center cubby (because they are used almost every time we’re in the car) but if I ever put something on top, it was too big of a hassle to get them out. I got these car tissue packages by Kleenex that are meant to go between the seat and center consul. These things have become such a lifesaver because I can quickly reach it when one of the kid unexpectedly sneezes.
6- We always worry about the kids spilling their drinks in their seats and having it leak onto the actual seat. For easy cleanup, place a towel down before buckling the car seat into place. Then if something gets spilled, you just need to pull out the towel and wash it. This is also a great way to protect leather seats from the harsh edges of seat legs.