Are you itching to travel after months of lockdown? Even if the situation in your country is under control, you might still want to skip planes and other public transportation to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Luckily, you can turn to your personal vehicle and organize a nice road trip that will satisfy your need for travel. However, to stay safe and comfortable on the road, here are a few easy hacks to keep your car clean mile after mile.
Bring a trash can
Your priority is definitely having a working car during your trip, but you also want to keep it clean and trash-free even after drive-through stops. And what’s the best way to ensure cleanliness? A trash can! While you can’t opt for anything too big, you can grab a plastic cereal container with a lid, line it with a plastic bag and that’s it. You’ll have and airtight and spill-free travel trash can perfect for food wrappers, used masks, wet wipes and other garbage you don’t want to touch.
Grab a caddy for organizing
If you and your passengers can’t go without snack, drinks and games, expect to have a lot of things lying around your car. To prevent this mess, get a dime-store shower caddy and use it for storing everything from sandwiches and soda cans to drawing supplies for kids. If your backseat passengers get demanding, you can provide them with their own sorting system in the form of a shoe organizer hanging from the front seat. These are perfect for storing toys, snacks and bottles.
Pack some cleaning supplies
It’s a great idea to clean your car a little during stops. You can remove crumbs from the seats, wipe down spills and dust, remove those stale fast-food smells and even keep the virus away with proper wet wipes. Also, don’t forget to keep your car clean from the outside—this is crucial for safety and car durability. Grab a few handy Undrdog Surface Products and give your car a quick rub down. A proper soap and cleaning pad will take up minimal space yet allow you to quickly and efficiently remove dust, mud, water stains and other dirt from your car’s exterior.
Protect your seats
If you know there will be spills and crumbs all over the seats, protect them with fitted sheets. Grab a big sheet with an elastic rim and throw over the back seat. And don’t worry about buckling up or installing your child’s seat—make a small hole for the seatbelt or freely install the safety seat over the sheet. When your road trip is over, just throw the sheet in the washer.
Line your cup holders
Are you sick of dirty cup holders? These are notoriously hard to clean, so it’s better to prevent your cup holder from filling up with crumbs, dust and other dirt. How to do this? Grab a few cupcake wrappers to line your cup holders and just throw them out when they get gunky.
Keep the change in check
Do you always have loose change floating around your car but never seem to be able to find any when you need it? Solve this problem with a candy tube! Fill the tube with change and keep it in your glove compartment. This way, you’ll always have change ready for tolls.
Don’t worry about taking your dog
Are you unsure about taking your dog on your road trip in fear of ruining your backseat? Well, invest in a doggy hammock that installs all over the back seats. This thing will allow your dog to be safe and comfortable and your seats will be fur-free.
Road trips don’t have to be messy and leave your car in a horrible condition. If you adopt these cleaning tips, you’ll have a smooth, safe and hygienic road tip!