Being a busy mom on the go can mean being in your car a lot with multiple kids in the car. Busy moms on the go are no stranger to dirty cars. Even though your house may be spotless and organized, the car always seems to be a disaster zone. Usually this is because it is just the vehicle to get to and fro and we don’t always have time to regularly clean it.
Not to mention the car isn’t equipped with running water, cleaning solutions, or cleaning rags. It can seem that in only one short day the car is full of crumbs, stains, spills, and smells like something died in it. A trip to the car wash is time-consuming and getting the insides of your car detailed can start to add up. Save yourself time and trouble and keep the mess in check before it gets out of hand. Here are some of the best tips for making sure that your car stays clean.
Drinks With Lids Only
Making it a rule to only drink things that have lids on them is going to save you money on paying for detailing, but it can also save you the trouble of potential burns. For yourself, always use a coffee mug with a lid that won’t allow hot spills when you pass over bumps or turn corners.
Nothing says “mess” like a coffee spill in a moving vehicle. If it gets onto your clothes, forget about it! You will have a stain for the rest of the day and smell like a Starbucks barista.
For the kids, buy some water bottles that are spill-proof so that if they get thrown or fall you don’t have to worry about a sticky mess all over.
Buy Snack Cups
Snack cups are one of the greatest inventions of the modern age. By allowing the child’s hand to ender the cup through small slots, they can reach the snacks, but the snacks will not fall out and make a crumby mess all over your car.
These can be great for kids of all ages and can be found online or at stores like Target.
Spare Baby Wipes
Every experienced mom knows that baby wipes are the holy grail of keeping messes under control on the go. Consider keeping a pack in your glove compartment at all times so that if spills happen you have something to wipe down surfaces and hands with.
In addition to being good for spills it can also be handy to always have on you with younger children. You just never know when someone is going to have to pee on the side of the road or worse, have an accident in the car!