Car Cleaning Tips
Even though she drives a big SUV, there is so much stuff in the car that Lynne says there's only room left for two kids...which is a big problem since they have three!
"How do we organize and keep it all organized when we're always on the go?" Lynne asks.
In the backseat, Lynne points out the piles of trash, papers and clothes. "There's my Crock-Pot!" she says.
The trunk isn't any better. "What we have here is an archaeological dig, as you can see, from top to bottom," Peter jokes. "There's sporting gear. There's trash. There's a ton of things in here."
This is one dirty car, but it's by no means hopeless. Peter sets Lynne and T.J. to work with the clutter crew. "We're going to give you a couple of T-shirts because you're going to get a little grubby along the way," he says. "In one hour, it's all going to happen."
- Clothes meant to be given as gifts
- A sonogram picture of a friend's baby that was born almost one year earlier
- Baby bottles ("Our kids are in fourth, fifth and sixth grades," Lynne says.)
- A checkbook
- A library book they've already paid to replace
- Their son's inhaler
- "Oh, and some cinnamon rolls that were from at least early fall," Lynne says.
Peter says keeping a car clean is less about organization and more about establishing routines. "When you fill your car with gas, check the trash at the same time. Get the trash out of your car," he says. "When you get home, get the kids to get the stuff out of the car straightaway."
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In this car: visor organizer, The Container Store; trunk trays, The Container Store; TrashStash, The Container Store; Storage Master Cargo Organizer, AutoSportCatalog.com; Oprah Quote canvas tote, The O Store