How to Properly Clean Out Your Car


Cleaning out your car is a great thing to do and also something we often forget to do. You spend a lot of time in that thing. Clean it out!

Listen to the gang talk about it at 11 minutes in the show podcast below:

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Step 1: Get rid of the junk

Remove all the clutter, trash and virtually everything else from the car. For me, that includes empty Gatorade bottles, straw wrappers, clothes, notebooks, old broken chargers and piles and piles of change.

Set the change aside to buy yourself a sandwich or some candy after cleaning, but make sure all the trash in your car is disposed of and that everything you don’t need is gone.

Step 2: Vacuum

Whether you use a shop vac, your household vacuum, a dust buster or anything else, get every single piece of fluff, crumb, french fry, gum wrapper, penny that looks like it could be flattened gum or other dirt and grime on the floors (and ceilings) of your car.


Step 3: Clean the seats

Whether leather or a different fabric, find the appropriate cleaner for your car seats and clean and vacuum them one more time.


Step 4: Clean the console/dashboard

Microfiber Cloth

You can use household cleaning spray and a rag or car wipes for this, but start with the cleanest spots and move to the dirtiest so as not to drag grime across your dash. A simple microfiber cloth should work wonders on all surfaces in the car.

Step 5: Clean the inside glass

Using a circular motion with a rag and some Windex or other glass cleaner, wipe down all the windows last to make sure you get all of the dirt and dust off.

Step 6: Air out the car

Get all the funky smells of gym socks and old food out of the car along with the overpowering smell of the cleaners you just used by airing it out.

If weather permits, pop all the doors (preferably in an area with little pollen, though an open garage will do fine) and let the seats especially air out.

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