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    22 Useful Little Tips That'll Actually Keep Your Car Clean And Organized

    For messy people ~and~ neat freaks.

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    1. Deep clean your cupholders by fitting a sock over a cup, spraying the sock with an all-purpose cleaner, and rubbing it around in the cupholder.

    2. Then put silicone baking cups in your cupholders to catch all the ~future crumbs~ — all you have to do to clean them is pull 'em out and rinse.

    3. Keep a Swiffer duster in your glove compartment, so you can pick up the dust on your dash the moment you notice it.

    4. And while you have your glove compartment open, quickly sort your big pile of car papers into a mini expanding file — you'll always be able to find what you're looking for in a snap.

    5. Stop picking up the spilled contents of your purse or shopping bags after you make a sharp turn — put everything on a pair of headrest hooks.

    6. Seal those gaps between the seat and your console with a handy cover, so you never drop your phone (or snack, or literally anything) down there again.

    7. A few spritzes of water and a squeegee will pick up pet hair from your upholstery.

    8. And if you're a dog parent, a waterproof backseat cover will keep your upholstery clean and dry even after a long hike through streams and mud.

    9. Use a detail brush to get the stubborn crumbs and crud out of the seams between the seats.

    10. Make your mats look brand-new: Just spray 'em with your favorite laundry stain remover and throw them in the washer.

    11. Then use a carpet cleaner to get the stains out of the rest of your upholstery fabric.

    12. Mix Woolite and water in a 1:10 ratio + put it in a spray bottle to clean all the dirty leather in your car, from the seats to the steering wheel.

    13. ~Wipe down your wipers~ with a paper towel soaked in rubbing alcohol to avoid annoying streaks on the windshield.

    14. Use a plastic cereal container as a sealed car trash can, so you can empty it easily and never have to deal with the smell.

    15. Turn a plastic caddy into a backseat entertainment center so the kids can keep themselves busy.

    16. And keep a couple of small caddies on hand to make fast-food dinners a little less messy.

    17. Make it easy to change songs and generally keep an eye on what's going on with your phone by using a simple near-universal phone holder.

    18. If you have a front-facing car seat in the backseat, get a set of kick mats to protect your leather or upholstery from dirty footprints.

    19. Store your reusable bags in one bag with a carabiner on it, so you can hook it both on your car and on your shopping cart.

    20. Then repurpose an empty cleaning wipes container to hold plastic bags just in case of wet swimsuits, muddy shoes, or other messes that reusable fabric bags won't contain so well.

    21. Secure the random bottles and other small things that roll around in your sedan's trunk with an easy-to-install Velcro storage wall.

    22. Or if you like to keep a bunch of stuff in your trunk (or just want organized groceries), try an expandable organizer with multiple compartments.

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