Last Updated on February 22, 2020 by April
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Getting your car detailed professionally is incredibly time consuming and expensive. If you’re looking for ways to keep your car in pristine condition with minimal effort, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out my favorite DIY car detailing hacks!
You can buy these in packs to save money. My little secret to saving even more money though is to buy an electric duster. While it may cost a bit at first, it pays itself off in only a few months! You can use it to clean anywhere you get dust in your house or car. If you’re like me, you’ll also use it to clean your computer to make sure it has a long life.
Master the art of cleanliness with some cheap to buy craft tools!
If you have extra coffee filters on hand, save yourself some time and money by using them to clean the dust from your car.
One of the biggest draws for me to using essential oils is that they have a very pure and clean smell to them. Products from brands such as Bath & Body Works used to smell amazing to me but as I get older they smell super artificial! I like to buy a variety kit so that I can change out the scents every so often. My favorites are lavender, lemon, rose, and geranium!
Not only is this stuff great for putting on your chapped skin to prevent dryness and wrinkles, it works great for protecting your car as well. Get a huge tub on the cheap on Amazon and keep it handy for when you need it the most!
I absolutely adore microfiber cloths. I use them for EVERYTHING. If you have any surface in your car or house (think stainless steel, mirrors, windows, tvs, etc) that need a streak free shine, you need these in your life.
Consider using pineapple skins to make your car smell a whole lot better. Check out The Krazy Coupon Lady for more info!
Picking out Crust
The Krazy Coupon Lady REALLY knows how to clean. Use a screw driver to pick out those stubborn little crusts stuck in between the cracks of your car to get a deep clean.
Want to get into those little cracks and creases in your car? A toothbrush can definitely help with that.
Squeegee & Spray Bottle
Not going to lie, cleaning up animal hair is a PAIN. If you are a pet owner who has had it with pet hair getting stuck in fabric, you’re going to love this tip. Grab yourself a squeegee and a spray bottle of water and maybe some essential oils. Next, spray the seats and then loosen the hair by running the squeegee across the fabric.
Distilled Vinegar, Club Soda, and Blue Dawn Dish Soap
The last thing you want to do is use those big brand chemicals aimed at car owners looking to keep their car spotless. Skip the toxic and expensive products and make your own concoction instead!
If your windshield wipers are looking a bit on the dirty side these days and leaving streaks on your windshield after usage, try using some rubbing alcohol to clean them up.
Having a clean car has always been a really good feeling for me. Not only are you proud to have friends and family hop into your ride, you feel calmer while driving (which is safer too)! What are your favorite hacks for keeping your car clean? Let us all know in the comments!