Clean Your Car for a Safer Ride

Jun 10, 2017

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Clean Your Car for a Safer Ride

Have you ever heard the advice that people are happier and more productive when their desks are clean and neat? Just like how we find peace through an organized workspace, the same wisdom applies when our cars are neat and free of clutter. It is easy to accumulate messes in our cars as we rush from one appointment to the next, leaving behind a trail of snack wrappers and papers.

When you are driving in a car that is full of messes, it is like working at a messy desk. Your mind is not as relaxed and focused as it could be. With all the inherent dangers and rising accident levels, it is imperative that we take whatever steps we can to improve our driving abilities and focus. Start by giving your car a bath!

According to Psychology Today, clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli (visual, olfactory, tactile), causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren’t necessary or important. Your first step is to declutter what has gathered in your car. If there are individual papers that you might need while you drive but that won’t fit in your glove compartment, buy a flexible file case with a closing hook which will allow for clean storage of the files that you might need. You can also keep a duffle bag in your trunk of emergency items that you have been accumulating in your car.

The number one way to clean and declutter your vehicle is to get rid of items you have not used even once this year. Unless they are emergency items, get rid of unused gear and equipment.

Having a fresh space in the car also means that the interior smells and feels fresh. Take the time to dust and vacuum to remove potential allergens. You could also spray an essential oil spray into the air like a lavender room freshener. Clean your car today and you will create a mini-sanctuary giving you the most pleasing environment possible for your next drive.

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