The spring season seems to trigger major spring cleaning. For most of us, that means dusting blinds, banging pillows, and getting the patio furniture ready. We immediately make an effort to spring clean our homes, but what about our cars? Using just a list of ordinary household items, we have some pretty cool tips to spring clean your car to get it looking as polished and refreshed as your home!
Toothpaste: Yes–it can clean more than just your teeth! Toothpaste can actually help clean your headlights, too. The baking soda in toothpaste serves as a cleaning agent and will make your headlights sparkle.
Foam or Sponge Brush: Often found in craft stores, a foam/sponge brush is the perfect size to get into narrow air vents. Use it to remove dust from the air vents and from any other narrow crevices around the dashboard.
Cupcake Liners: Line cup holders with cupcake liners, preferably those made of washable silicone. The liners will make it easy to clean up any gunk build-up or spills.
Rubbing Alcohol: If your wipers are leaving streaks on the windshield, try cleaning them with a generous amount of rubbing alcohol. You’ll still need to eventually replace the wipers, but this trick will get more time out of your current set before you need to buy a new one.
Cooking Spray: Don’t even try to use anything abrasive to get rid of stubborn bug splatter. You risk damaging the car’s paint. Instead, spray dead bugs with cooking spray. Let it sit for a bit, and then wipe the dead bugs off with a microfiber cloth.
Cereal Storage Container: To keep your car clean, use a plastic cereal storage container. It’s the perfect size to use as a trash can in your car! Make sure to line it with a plastic bag to make throwing out the trash really easy.
If you have some additional cleaning hacks for your car, we’d love to hear them!