But what about the family car?
"According to a survey conducted by urbanmoms.ca, 89 percent of respondents said they feel embarrassed when their car is messy and cluttered and others see it that way," said Jeffrey Bye, vice president and general manager for Honeywell Consumer Products Group - Global Car Care.
"Unfortunately, while most moms don't like how the inside of their cars look, they don't have the time to clean it."
For kids and dads looking to show their gratitude and surprise mom with an unexpected gift, consider doing the little things, like cleaning the family car and helping mom to keep it clean.
"Giving the busy mom in your life a car interior make-over is not only thoughtful but can easily become a gift that keeps on giving," said Bye.
If you're not sure where to start, here are some quick car cleaning tips:
. Before any cleaning can begin, you first need to declutter the car. Take everything out and decide what needs to stay and what needs to go. Use a Blink Tidy Totes expandable, reusable mesh bag to organize kids' toys, diapers, and sports gear. Also, keep in mind this is mom's car: Make sure you get her permission before throwing ANYTHING in the garbage.
. Now that the car is clutter free, vacuum the floor mats and interior carpet. Be on the lookout for hidden debris.
. Next you need to clean any interior spots. Consider using Blink Mess Lifters wipes. This product is designed to help prevent spills and messes from staining the carpet and upholstery.
. Don't forget to wipe down the dashboard and cup holders. Use a clean micro fiber cloth to wipe down the dash board and use a cotton swab to clean hard to reach areas.
. Mom's car windows are probably covered with sticky handprints and smudges from the kids. Instead of carrying window cleaner and paper towel from the house to the car, keep the windows clean with Blink Smudge Cleaners, a two-in-one product that combines glass cleaner and wipes in one pack. After using the Smudge Cleaners, store it in the glove box for future use.
. Now that the car is clean, help mom keep it that way by getting rid of garbage every time the car is used. Use a litter bag designed for the car, like Blink Toss Outs. They conveniently clip to seatback pockets and help contain litter like apple cores, wrappers, tissues and drink cups.
Blink products are sold at many retailers including Canadian Tire, Pharma Plus, Home Hardware, Zellers and Canada Safeway. For a full list of retailers and more car organization tips and tools, log on to www.blinkanditsdone.com.