No matter what you drive, the way you maintain your car – inside and out – gives people some insight into your personality, psychologist and success. Whether their assumptions are accurate or not, here’s what impression your car may be giving others about you.
Here are some tips to help you keep your car organized and free of clutter:
Your Car is Not for Storage – Your car is not your closet. Or your filing cabinet. Or your garage. So, stop storing things there that should be put away at home.
Have a Place for Stuff – For the things you do need in your car, have a place for them. Keep them out-of-the-way and safely secured. You don’t want them rolling around or being a safety hazard. Also, have a trash bin to prevent you from being tempted to discard trash in the backseat or on the floor.
Clean It on a Schedule – Cleaning your car should be as regular as all of your other chores. Add it to your list of weekly cleaning tasks to perform.
Empty the Trash – Trash, clutter, receipts, and loose papers seem to be the big pitfall for many in keeping their cars clean. One of the best tips I have ever come across is to empty your rubbish when you are filling your car with gas. You are standing their waiting for the gas to fill anyway, and there are always trash cans within an arm’s reach. Use those few opportune moments to empty some trash and clutter.
Get the Junk Out of the Trunk – Is you trunk a black hole of storage that seems to have no bottom? How many items can you find that have been in your vehicle (that shouldn’t be) for over a year? Or two? Get that stuff out of the trunk!
Wash the Outside – Don’t forget the outside of your vehicle. Having it washed regularly will help keep it well maintained and avoid cosmetic damage to your vehicle over time. My Car Wash in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Klapmuts offer a supreme service and are there to help you look like the professional you are!