A family vehicle is a place that can collect a ton of clutter. Trash, crumbs, bags, clothes, there’s no limit to the amount of stuff that can clutter up a car. If you are tired of having your vehicle reflect a cluttered space, you have to decide to make an effort to clean it. This doesn’t mean cleaning it just once. It means making a conscious effort to keep your car decluttered constantly. Here’s how to declutter your vehicle in 2023!
HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR VEHICLE
1. Tackle the Trash
If you have trash in your car, tackle that first. Recycle what you can and then toss the rest. Check underneath seats and in cup holders for small trash particles that can be built up over time. Consider keeping a small cash bag in your car to hold cups and other items, remember to empty it regularly!
2. Empty Center Console
Pull everything out of your center console and then sanitize the area. Keep essential things here like insurance/registration paperwork, extra phone chargers, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes. Create categories for the items that you want to keep. This can help you to organize them more efficiently. For example, you might have categories for pens and pencils, electronics, and miscellaneous items.
Use center console organizers to help keep your items tidy and easy to find.
Regularly clean out your center console to prevent it from becoming cluttered again. Set aside time each week or month to go through your items and throw away anything that you no longer need. This will help to maintain a clean and organized center console.
3. Glovebox contents
Empty the glovebox completely by taking out all the items and placing them on a flat surface. This will give you a clear idea of what’s inside and help you assess what to keep and what to get rid of.
Make sure only pertinent documents and your vehicle guide is inside. For the items that you want to keep, think about how often you use them and whether they really need to be kept in the glove box. Consider moving infrequently used items to another location, such as the trunk or a storage compartment. Remove anything that doesn’t belong like old receipts, trash, and donation slips.
Once you have sorted through all the items, clean the inside of the glovebox with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or debris.
4. Empty Your Trunk
Empty your trunk of all nonessential items. Vacuum out pet hair or food crumbs. Put back anything that is an absolute need. Here are some ideas:
Sanitize the entire interior of the car including wiping down mirrors, the steering wheel, and anything else that you touch with your hands.