While a car can be a small reflection of a person's overall tidiness, a messy interior can say something about you and quickly turn a drive with your colleagues into an everlasting moment of car interior shame.
"With more and more women working to balance their careers, family and their homes there doesn't seem to be much time to keep the car interior tidy. In fact it may be the last priority on the to-do list," said Terry Carson parenting coach and working mother of four. "In many cases, the family van or car is mom's mobile office or even dining room, so it needs to be clean and orderly to relieve some of the pressures of everyday life."
For working moms looking to avoid the stress and anxiety of last minute interior car cleaning and decluttering, here are a few helpful tips for your next road trip with colleagues:
1. Everything has a home:
Honestly, do you really need six pairs of shoes and the entire Power Ranger collection in your backseat? Keeping a tidy car first starts with developing the habit of putting things where they belong. Carson recommends having a habitual routine that encourages the decluttering of your car interior upon arrival to your destination. Products like Blink Toss Outs can be used to store litter or Blink Tidy Tote mesh bags can be used to carry toys and paper piles from your car into the house.
2. Ensure you have insurance papers:
Getting pulled over for speeding may leave a far worse impression on your colleagues than a messy car, but just in case you need to show proof of insurance, keep this information organized and stored in a safe place like your glove compartment.
3. Make room for maps:
Before leaving for your business meeting, make sure you have directions. Take along maps of your local area or visit Web sites like mapquest.com to obtain door to door directions.
4. Keep it clean:
Consider having your car interior detailed at least once a year. This will ensure your car receives a deep interior cleaning to help combat stubborn stains. However, in between your yearly interior detailing, use products like Blink Smudge Cleaners, a two-in-one system with both cleaner and wipes, to keep your windows free of sticky handprints and smudges. You can also use Blink Mess Lifters, a product designed to help take the stain out of carpet and upholstery messes, even if they've been there for a while.
For more tips, visit www.blinkanditsdone.com.