How to Keep Your Car Organized and Clean

Car with messy trunk

Does your trunk look like these? These tips might help! Photo courtesy of State Farm.

If your car always seems to be filled with junk or collects piles of trash, you might need some help getting organized. Today, we’ll share some tips with you on how to keep your car organized and clean, so you don’t have to be embarrassed the next time someone asks for a ride.

The first thing you’ll need to do is clean your car. This will likely taking longer than you realize, so plan it for a weekend day when you have plenty of time. Consider driving to a local car wash that has a vacuum. Take everything out of your car. Throw away all the trash, and separate everything else into two categories—things to put back in your car and things you need to put somewhere else.

Once you’ve taken everything out of your car, including the floor mats, it’s time to vacuum. Start at the top of your car and work your way down. For your floor mats, if they’re rubber, hose them down. If they’re carpet, vacuum them as well as you can. Or you can always hose these down, too, and leave them outside until they’re completely dry.

Now that you’ve cleaned, take control of your clutter with the proper tools. Have a dedicated container or bag for trash that you empty regularly, like when you fill up your gas tank.

Finally, utilize the storage compartments already in your car to keep your necessities organized. Get additional storage containers if you need more room.

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