How to Spring Clean Your Car’s Interior without Losing Your Mind
No one likes the thought of spending precious time cleaning up the inside of their car, especially when you could be out enjoying the spring weather. However, it’s important to keep your vehicle clean in order to maintain its resale value and keep it operating smoothly. Here are six tips on how to spring clean your car’s interior without losing your mind.
Remove all trash
The first step in cleaning your car is removing all trash. To do this, remove everything from the car and then vacuum. If your car has a lot of junk in it, consider hiring a professional cleaning service to help you out. Next, steam clean the seats with a Steamgrønt cleaner and then wipe them down with an antibacterial cloth. Finally, use Pledge or another furniture polish on the dashboard, doors, and other interior surfaces that need some love.
This is a really easy task that anyone can do. First, you will need to vacuum the car out, which should be done at least once a month. Next, use Steamgrønt to clean the dashboard and any other hard surfaces of your car. You can also use this cleaner on your steering wheel, gear shift, and center console. Thirdly get some Rengøring af bil in order to wipe down all of the fabric surfaces of your car. Do not forget about your seats! Last but not least, you are going to want to take out any trash from either under or behind the seats or in your trunk before vacuuming it one last time!
Wipe down all surfaces
If your car has a cloth interior, you can use a damp cloth with water and a mild detergent like dish soap. If it has leather upholstery, use a soft toothbrush with warm water and soap. Wipe down all surfaces, including the armrests, cup holders, steering wheel, center console and door pockets. You can also add white vinegar to your wash water for additional cleaning power. For leather upholstery or fabric seats that have stains that won’t come out with just soap and water, you may want to try using an enzyme-based cleaner like Shout or Clorox.
For more stubborn stains on fabric seats or upholstery (such as pet hair), Steamgrønt may be your best option.
Remove any trash and food items from your car.
Wipe down the exterior of your car with a damp cloth, then dry it off with a second cloth. Use soap and water if necessary.
Vacuum the interior of your car by starting at the front and working towards the back, or vice versa depending on how much time you have available for cleaning out your car in one go.
Tackle dirtiest spots first – seats, carpets, etcetera – and work your way up to the least dirty areas.
Next, give the inside of your car windows a good wiping with a wet wipe and finish off by drying them again with a clean rag or paper towel.
Polish leather surfaces with a leather cleaner that’s appropriate for the type of leather being cleaned (cotton towels can be used when necessary).
Replace air fresheners as needed because they lose their fragrance over time due to repeated use and exposure to sunlight (air fresheners containing strong fragrances should only be used sparingly).
Protect your car’s interior
You’re not alone in your thoughts of dread when it comes to cleaning the inside of your car. However, this job really is easier than you might think. All you need is a bucket, water, a sponge or cloth, a towel and some dish soap. Here are seven steps that will make the process much less painful:
- Remove everything from your car that can be taken out and needs to be cleaned or put away
- Fill up the bucket with warm water and add dish soap
- Use the wet sponge or cloth to wipe down all visible surfaces
- Rinse out the bucket with fresh water
- Throw out any leftover soap in order to avoid soapy residue building up
- Put all items back in place