These 14 Easy Car Cleaning Hacks will help you get your car cleaned in no time with items you probably already have in your kitchen pantry!
1. Bring your makeup brush out to the car.
Your air vents can get pretty dusty. Before turning on the air again, use a big fluffy makeup brush to get all that dust out of there. It doesn’t matter if this is an old used brush or a new one. If it is used, wash all of the makeup out before starting! You don’t want to have more to clean than when you started.
2. Squeegee that pet hair away.
Taking your pets with you in the car can be fun, but the mess they leave behind is neither wanted or encouraged. But, they can’t help it, so instead of keeping your fur babies home, here’s a super easy car cleaning hack. Have a spray bottle with plain water in it. Mist the seat where the pet hair is. Don’t soak the seat. A little water goes a long way. Using a squeegee, run it over the upholstery. It will pull all the pet hair with it.
3. Keep the upholstery looking great.
To do a deeper clean of your seats’ upholstery, make a paste out of vinegar and baking soda. scrub it into your upholstery and then rinse it out. It will take away dirt you didn’t even know was in there! It will also help with any weird smells, too!
4. Olive oil is great for your dashboard.
Keep your dashboard looking shiny and new with a little olive oil. Rubbing it into your dash will keep it looking nice and it will help keep some moisture in the material. That way, over time, it’s less likely to crack.
5. Cupcake liners fit right into your cupholders.
This is a cleaning hack that will keep you out in the future. Once you’ve got your cup holders all cleaned out, put a silicone cupcake liner in them. The liners will gather any gunk and junk and the next time you go to clean the car, all you’ll have to do is take out the liners, shake them out, rinse, dry, and pop them back in! Easy peasy.
6. Mason jar + laundry scent balls = DIY air freshener!
You know those bottle of laundry scent balls you can buy? You throw them in the dryer with your clothes. Here’s another use for them! Put 1/4 cup of the scent balls into a mason jar. For a lid, use something that has small holes in it. This way, the balls can’t come out of the jar, but their smell will keep your vehicle smelling nice and fresh.
7. Keep your used dryer sheets.
Is your car a total bug magnet? It can be a serious pain to get all the bug parts off of the outside of your vehicle, but thanks to used dryer sheets, this task becomes way easier. Rub the used dryer sheet over your car and watch as the bugs come off so much easier. Then you can wash your car without worrying about them being stuck on.
8. Conditioner with lanolin gives a great shine.
After a good wash, get your vehicle all nice and shiny. This one might surprise you. Get a conditioner with lanolin in it. You heard me right! One of the best products to shine up your ride is probably already sitting right in your bathroom.
9. Grab your toothbrush and toothpaste.
While you’re in the bathroom, you might as well grab your toothbrush and toothpaste for these hacks! When you get to cleaning your headlights, use some toothpaste on a rag. It will do wonders, making your lights crystal clear. And the toothbrush is for inside. When you really want to deep clean the inside of your vehicle, use a toothbrush to get into all the bumps, grooves, and crevasses.
10. Keep your wipers from smudging.
When your done cleaning your windshield wipers, rub them down with rubbing alcohol. This will help prevent your wipers from leaving smears on your windshield the next time you go to use them.
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