When it comes to kids, it seems like every time I turn around there’s a new mess. They aren’t major but with young kids they are always into something. So what happens when we’re in the car? Sometimes a lot and I’ll admit that it took me a while to figure out how to keep my car clean while traveling with the kids every day.
How to Keep Your Car Clean with Kids
Once I figured out a simple plan of attack, it’s gotten much easier to keep things clean and fresh. So here are the tips I use to make things easier in our car!
Quick Clean Up
Keep a small kit of quick clean up supplies in your car. I keep antibacterial wipes in the car just in case we have some bigger messes in between cleanings. It’s also great for wiping down the surfaces of the car while we wait in car rider line to pick up Weston at school!
Clean the Car Once a Week
One of the easiest ways to keep your car clean when you have kids is to clean it once a week. It doesn’t have to be a deep cleaning. But if you take the time to pick up any food (yes, we have food bits from time to time), trash, toys, etc then you’ll find that you can go longer between deep cleanings! Although with these two passengers most of the time, I try to stay on top of a regular cleaning schedule!
Deep Clean Once a Month
At least once a month, take half an hour to get in the car and get it clean. Wipe down the dashboard and other surfaces. Break out the vaccuum to get the crumbs that have dodged the weekly cleaning up. If you’re cleaning it out once a week this deeper clean doesn’t take long at all!
If you’re dealing with any odors in your car, I highly recommend using some carpet freshener. Buy some or make your own and sprinkle it on your carpet and let sit for about 20 minutes. Then vaccuum it up! It’s easy to add to your monthly deep clean and smells great!
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