It’s no secret that our family takes road trips pretty often. At least once every six weeks we make the trek down South to Disneyland and when we aren’t visiting the happiest place on earth, we are more than likely bouncing around from city to city. It’s pretty safe to say that our cars don’t get very much down time which also means that the new car smell has been long gone for quite some time now.
Thankfully, this doesn’t mean that my car is a smelly old thing, and if you follow my 5 tips to keeping your car smelling fresh, yours doesn’t have to be either!
Use Your Favorite Refresh Your Car Scents
My husband has always been obsessed with Refresh Your Car air fresheners and to be honest, I never really understood it. I thought it was a guy thing. *Insert shrug emoji here* And then we got married, had more kids and wouldn’t you know it – as a family of 5 it turns out that these long lasting fragrances are now a necessity. Goodbye stinky on-the-go meal smells, goodbye soccer practice stink, goodbye smelly man farts – Refresh Your Car has me covered from all angles with their Mini Diffusers to their Vent Clips. My personal favorite Refresh Your Car fragrance so far is the Cool Breeze and my husband’s is Summer Breeze & Alpine Meadows (though I should mention that each vent clip and mini diffuser I have sniffed actually smells really good…).
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I know, I know. When you get home the last thing you want to do is go through your car to empty the garbage that you may have left behind throughout the day, especially if you have little ones who are like mine and throw things all about. But trust me, you gotta do it. It makes such a huge difference as far as the smell goes and it also makes your car look as clean as it smells!
Wipe Down Surfaces
Sticky surfaces are not only disgusting, but they can be sticky and stinky too. This is not something you need to necessarily do on a daily basis (unless you absolutely cannot control the grande cup of coffee you have or your super sized soda. I try to wipe down my surfaces at least once a week but let’s be real – that doesn’t happen. Worse case scenario it happens every two weeks. It not only helps with smell and appearance, but it also helps with any dust allergens you may have.
Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum! I know there are many of you reading this who have NEVER vacuumed their car in all the months (hopefully not years) since you have had it. Trust me – you need to do it. Here’s a helpful tip – sprinkle a little baking soda on your upholstery and let it sit overnight. Vacuum it out the next day along with the stink!
It’s easy to forget how much we put our car mats through. Basically everything you step on goes on those mats. EVERYTHING. An easy shake of the mat on a weekly basis will help get some of that debris off and therefore the smell.
Do you have any helpful tips on how to keep your car smelling fresh? Tell me in the comments below!