Hacks For Keeping Your Car Clean With Kids
Kids are a force of nature. Those who have them know the challenge that they pose when it comes to keeping things clean and in order. This includes your vehicle, which can be a victim of your children’s penchant for slinging juice, dropping food, and doing whatever else to dish out as much of a mess as they can.
With that in mind, here are a few tips that you should follow to keep your car clean and childproof.
This seems like common sense, but you would be surprised how rarely people with children do this. Vacuuming a vehicle is time consuming and not a convenient thing to do, especially if you do not have the means to do so at your house. However, it’s worth it to vacuum your vehicle out once every few months. Like cleaning your house, there’s no better feeling than having a clean and dirt-free car.
It’s probably safe to say that your vehicle has little streaks on the car doors, the chairs, or whatever surfaces that are in reach of your child’s little hands. Stains from food and other sources more than likely adorn most surfaces thanks to children’s curiosity and desire to put their hands on everything. To clean these surfaces, use baby wipes as they are excellent at cleaning most surfaces. They are also convenient and small enough to stow within your vehicle.
Trapped odor is the worst. This is especially true within the small confines of your vehicle. One trick is to place baking soda under the driver, passenger, and rear seats. Baking soda is great at absorbing smells. You can also add an air freshener.
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Covering your seats is the best way to protect them. There are a bevy of seat coverings out there that are comfortable, cheap, and easy to clean. You can even add a plastic cover if need be. A cloth sheet also works in a pinch. Regardless, if you want to protect the resell value of your vehicle, a seat cover will go a long way with ensuring that your child does as little harm as possible.
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