One of the prized possessions anyone dreams of having is a car of their own. For most people, purchasing one is not just fulfilling their wants but has already become a day-to-day necessity. Cars provide a means of transport, may it be to travel long distances for work or plan a leisure time for the whole family.
Most people spend a good deal of time with their vehicles, but they don’t have the luxury to get organized because of busy schedules. Junk food wrappers are stuffed inside the compartments, coffee cups from the other day are still on the cup holder, and because the car’s trunk is where people tend to store and pile things up, it is most vulnerable to this mess.
Does that situation sound familiar to you? Well, most car owners can relate. On the brighter side, you don’t need to put up with that heap of mess. Read on to learn more.
Stashing supplies, tools, and other essentials without careful planning can take up too much valuable space in your boot, besides getting it dirtier. To avoid this not-so-nice situation, try checking out these simple hacks below.
Consider a boot liner
Sometimes, putting gardening essentials, home repair equipment, even your sports gear can become a problem. Aside from being really big to put inside the vehicle, they also get your car boot dirty. However, if you put on a boot liner, you can protect your trunk from getting soiled and lessens the time you’d spend cleaning up.
When you organize this way to keep your boot clean, you’ll be surprised to discover that your trunk can carry almost anything: no matter how big or dirty it can get.
Installing a boot liner is just as easy as one, two, three. Generally, they all follow these easy steps:
- Get the boot liner out of its packaging.
- Attach the velcro straps around the headrest, grab handle, and the trunk struts.
- Voila! You’re good to go.
You might be thinking that maintaining and cleaning a boot liner is a bit of a hassle, but it is just the opposite. Most commonly, they are created to minimize your cleaning time, which means you can easily clean them. You don’t even have to put them in the washing machine. You can simply:
- Wipe the moisture build-up with a dry cloth.
- Use a wet cloth and cleaning products (if necessary) to remove excessive stains.
- Sweep away dry dirt with a brush and dustpan.
- Try to avoid bleaching and tumble drying your liner. Choose to air dry them instead.
Cleaning your car boot before fitting your boot liner is also a good practice. You don’t have to do so much; just a simple dusting and sweeping will do. If you want, you can also wipe your boot dry by using lint-free cloths.
Hang the ‘organizer.’
Maybe you already know the drill. Putting your essentials contained in a big box can keep things tidy, but for some reason, it does not sit well still. This is because it can still take up space in your trunk. One hack you can do is to ‘elevate’ things up. You can buy headrest hooks to hang bags or buy an organizer that you can just hang from a backseat headrest.
Use smaller containers
If you are always running to the grocery store, you might have a bunch of spare shopping bags you carry with you. Sometimes, it can get a little bit overcrowded if you place them in compartments together with the other essential files. You can opt to place smaller containers within your organizer so that you know just where to find the reusable bags the next time you shop.
Quick Question: Why do I have to clean my car boot?
The boot is one of the essential parts of your car. Why? It is because this is where you place your purchases, from your groceries to pot patios, bags of soil, sand, sports gear, even your pets. With this range of things you put inside it, it’s no wonder that the trunk can get messy and smelly, and nobody wants a stinky car.
With this said, it only fits that you put considerable attention into your car boot. Keeping them clean is one step to increasing the lifespan and value of your car.
Aside from the boot space, other car areas also need to be kept clean. It is easy to let them slip off your eye, especially when it’s not something big, like a candy wrapper or a dusty mat. However, these small things can heap up, and it can be a very stressful sight. You can follow these few extra tips for you to steer clear from that potential source of stress.
Keep a trash can
This can be a plastic bag or a travel trash container. Keeping a small trash can where you can toss the tissues, coffee cups, fast food wrappers, and the likes can make a huge difference. When you have a convenient place to put your trash, you don’t have to gather them yourself because they will no longer be spread throughout your car.
P.S: don’t forget to take them out once they’re full.