Cleanliness is Next to Chevy-ness
By: A Chevy Texan
July 18, 2012 9:08 am CT
Your Chevy is already a sweet ride, but how can you keep it clean when you have… pause for effect… kids?!? Well, while expectations may have to be tempered a bit, we have some tips on keeping your car clean and comfortable for everyone.
1. Cup Holders/Snack Trap Food Containers - In a move that is more pre-emptive than anything, cup holders and Snack Traps allow your kids to eat at their convenience without making a mess. Cheerios are meant to fight cholesterol, not your floorboard. Avoid cleaning a mess by not making one in the first place.
2. Car Mats - Even the best strategies can go awry. So, before you stain the carpeted floor permanently with a mystery liquid that is hard to explain to your friends, change out your regular floor mats with rubber ones. A technique commonly used up north for snowy areas can save you time and effort this summer.
3. Baby Wipes - Baby wipes really are the duct tape for babies. One problem. One answer: baby wipes. Use them to wipe a mess off your rubber floor mats and clean those sticky fingers. Heck, they can even be the first line of defense against blood and makeup stains.
4. Organizers - Books. Markers. Crayons. Food. Drinks. Baby wipes. Clothes. Toys. What a mess! Or is it? With a handy organizer, you can keep it all in order. Not only can you keep everything together, you can easily remove it before the next adult road trip. You might not always want color wonders on the way to a party… or maybe you do.
5. DVD/CD Organizer - Yes, this is an affiliate of the previous suggestion, but it deserves its own mention. We all have our old summer mixed CDs in CD organizers. Why not mix up your Crazy Town albums with some of your kid’s favorite DVDs and CDs? If it’s anything Disney, you can bet the whole car will enjoy it.
Well, there you have it. Five recommendations to keep your car clean, even with kids. It may seem like a hopeless battle, but if our Disney movies have taught us anything, it’s that good effort is always rewarded. When you drive a Chevy, you really can go the distance.