I hope you’ve enjoyed and applied this series on ways to spring clean some areas of your life. Today’s post, the last one in the series…is about cleaning one of the areas of our lives that is used on a regular basis…and as a result is often full of “stuff”. Most of our vehicles can benefit from some tender loving care.
The Interior…What do you see as you look at the inside of your vehicle? Now is the perfect time to clear out any trash, such as old gas receipts and fast food trash. What items do you really need to keep in the interior of your vehicle? For me, it’s anti-bacterial soap, a large umbrella, and a roll of paper towels. I also have a couple of pens in case I need to write something down. For those of you that live in areas with toll roads, it may be helpful to keep some change in one of your consoles. For the grown-ups that transport children of all ages to various places or whose vehicle serves as a mobile office, your vehicle may need to hold a few more items, but there are still ways to organize those items so your vehicle doesn’t end up as the joke of the neighborhood.
The Trunk…Many of us have WAY too much junk in our trunks…and I’m not referring to those of us who are blessed to have curvaceous rear ends! As you pop open the trunk of your vehicle, what do you see? Is your trunk a mess of old shopping bags, bottles of vehicle fluids, or bags/boxes of items that were supposed to have made it to the thrift store some time ago? As you take the time to clean out your trunk, know that your efforts may result in slightly improved gas mileage as the weight of your vehicle slightly decreases. (And since you are in your trunk, take this time to utilize the bottles of vehicle fluids to top off any fluids under your hood as needed.)
The Exterior…After all of the efforts to clean the interior of your car, there’s nothing quite like having a shiny exterior as the culmination of all of your efforts. If you’re like me and don’t have easy access to car washing supplies (such as in an apartment complex), many gas stations have car washes attached to them that can be utilized to clean the exterior of your car. For those that reside in houses and don’t mind tackling washing the car or have a significant other who doesn’t mind doing so, have at it!
Sooo…how is your life looking after engaging in some spring cleaning? Have you maintained an orderly kitchen and closest? Do you have a greater awareness of your financial numbers and where to begin to make any important changes? I hope so!
Be fabulous…and spring clean!