Why you want a clean car
How to start
How to maintain a clean car
It's nice not to have to shuffle papers or sippy cups out of the way if you need to transport other people on short notice.
It feels good to be in a clean car.
It helps if you're in an accident to know where the important papers are like registration or insurance papers.
Helps to track past services and car purchases.
How to start with a clean car
Take everything out of the car. Sort it into piles of like things such as clothes (socks, shoes, jackets), items associated with eating (sippy cups, dishes, unopened fruit snacks), toys, papers, trash, maps, CDs, etc. These piles make it easy to put away as well as see what types of things accumulate in your car.
Wipe down all the surfaces. Vacuum it out.
There are some professional companies that can do that for you if you would rather after you've taken everything out.
Evaluate what needs to stay in the car.
What do I use regularly in the car? Those go ba