Tidy Up: Spring Clean Car DIY
If you’ve been waiting for motivation to start cleaning your car, here it is. Your commute to work shouldn’t be more stressful due to the clutter that has made your car into a second closet. But the business of life tends to make things like our car’s cleanliness a lesser priority. That’s why we’ve put together a few quick and easy spring cleaning tips that’ll keep your car looking (and smelling) brand new, the natural way.
While a good professional cleaning now and then doesn’t hurt, using these quick car cleaning tips once a week is a surefire way to make your daily drive more enjoyable. Read on for our motivational car cleaning tips.
First things first, take out everything from your car that does not belong there. Clothes, trash, Tupperware, toys and books generally fall under the unnecessary car items category. Keep things like napkins, tissues and emergency items like flashlights and pepper spray.
Taking your car to the car wash is optional, but if you choose to do it yourself, here’s an easy spring cleaning checklist.
Car Exterior: Take a hose, a bucket of soapy warm water, some old rags and towels, and get to it. Start by hosing down the car, then dip the rags in soapy water and give the car body, windows and rims a good scrub down. Hose again, and towel dry using a microfiber towel.
Car Interior: You may need a few cleaning supplies, such as a microfiber cloth, hand vacuum and toothbrush for this part.
Wipe away dust using a damp paper towel or wipes. For grime and debris, scrub them away using a rag. Remove floor mats and vacuum seats, carpet and floors. Regular floor mats may be washed in the washer machine and rubber floor mats may be hosed down. After washing, allow floor mats to air dry. Wipe down each car seat using a damp rag and scrub out stains in fabric seats using a rag and soapy water. Use a toothbrush to remove dust and dirt from nooks such as the air vent, cup holder and stereo.
After your car is clean and sparkling, install the Aromaride Car diffuser to effectively diffuse your favorite essential oil blends. Sleek and compact, this small diffuser packs some powerful diffusion allowing you to enjoy your favorite aromas on the road.
To use, simply unscrew the cap, remove the wick, add 5-15 drops of your essential oil and replace the wick and cap. Clip the Aromaride onto your car vent, and enjoy the ride. The Aromaride naturally diffuses throughout your car and should be refreshed when its aroma begins to fade.
Grab the Aromaride and some of our favorite commute-worthy essential oils:
- Peppermint Around The World
- Energy & Focus
- The Good Life
- Ginger Flower
- Ocean Breeze
- Calming The Mind
DIY Essential Oil Cleaning Spray
To that bug that hit your windshield right after a car wash, this DIY’s for you. Store this easy-to-make window cleaner in your car, and give your windows a little TLC every now and then to keep your ride looking cleaner longer. Did we mention you can also use it to clean up dirt and grime?
2 oz Distilled Water
1 oz Vinegar
1 oz 190-proof Grain Alcohol
20 drops Natural Cleaning Essential Oil
4 oz Glass Spray Bottle
Add ingredients to your spray bottle and shake before using. Spray a liberal amount onto car windows and wipe away spots and specks with a cloth.
- How to Clean a Car Interior. https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-clean-car-interior-4775265
- Car Interior Cleaning: How to Clean Your Car's Interior. https://www.rd.com/article/car-interior-cleaning/