Anyone who has boys in their family is going to have a stinky car at some point. Our newest addition is already a pro at stinking up the car! I’m sure as he gets older, we’ll have smelly clothes and other odors to deal with. Thanks to Shespeaks and Febreze for sponsoring this post!
Here are some tips for keeping your car smelling fresh.
Haul it Out
If you bring something into the car, be sure to bring it out of the car when you leave. There is nothing worse than smelly clothes or old food for stinking up a car!
Air it Out
When you’re able to, roll down the windows and let some fresh air in, or leave the doors open while you’re cleaning the inside of your car.
Keep it Clean
Dusting and vacuuming your car out regularly not only keeps it looking nice, but helps you find hidden spills or other odor causers. We take our cars to the car wash every week or two – after taking it through the wash, we use the free vacuums and cleaning supplies there to get the inside nice as well!
Make a “spill kit” so you have something to use when you need it. Have an old towel, wet wipes, and a green upholstery cleaner stored in your trunk so unexpected spills can be cleaned up immediately.
Keep a plastic tote in your trunk to stow things that could spill. Not only will it help prevent odors, it will help keep your trunk from getting dirty!
For times when you need help with those car odors, you can use the Febreze Vent Car Clip from Walmart to take freshness on the go. Each clip lasts up to thirty days – great for road trips or for anyone who spends a lot of time in their car!
Febreze sent us a great kit to try out their car clips. My daughter loved the convertible the kit came in, and spent some time playing the board game. My husband is really looking forward to using the Island Breeze in his truck – he works at a construction site, so there are lots of opportunities for his truck to get smelly.
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