5 Simple Steps to Help Maintain your vehicle and yourself while traveling.
When you're traveling, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your car is clean. With these five simple steps, you'll be able to keep your car clean and looking freshly detailed even when it's just been through a long road trip!
Bring a small wet/dry vacuum.
Use a wet/dry vac for anything that's spilled, dirty spots in your car seat (just be sure not to sit down until you've cleaned it). Keep all food wrappers out of sight. You can either put them into baggies or throw them away before vacuuming the car. These food wrappers will clog your vacuum and make render them useless.
Keep an extra set of clothes in your car.
This will serve two purposes. Firstly, it'll allow you to always have a change of clothes anywhere you go in case of emergencies. Secondly, in relation to this post, it'll allow you to change your clothes when they get dirty either before you clean or after you clean, depending on how soiled the clothes are.
Put towels down under car seats, iceboxes, or areas where your pet will be
If you have a pet, kids, or resting an icebox, be sure to put towels down on the seat before they sit there so that if anything spills or gets dirty it won't stain the seats and will instead just soak up into your towel for easy clean-up later! It's much easier to toss your towels in the washing machine instead of your seats!
Pack a small assortment of snacks, drinks, and travel-sized cleaning supplies
This will help you stay healthy while traveling as well! You'll also have the convenience to clean up any spills or messes with your own personal items instead of having nothing on hand when something happens in an unfamiliar place where there's no store nearby for miles around. This is extremely helpful because the longer you let a stain sit in, the more difficult it will be to remove it. With your cleaning kit already in the car, you can clean it at the next rest stop or gas fill instead of waiting till you arrive at your destination or venturing into unknown areas.
Plan your stopped meals ahead of time
Planning your meals ahead of time will help you avoid the temptation to eat at a fast-food restaurant. You'll also be able to make healthier choices when it comes down to what and how much is being eaten on the go, which can lead to weight loss or maintenance! It's important that we stay healthy while traveling so this tip should not only apply for those who are trying to lose some pounds but anyone looking out for their health in general as well (especially if they have any medical conditions). Eating unhealthy foods like fried chicken sandwiches from KFC may taste good going through one mouthful; however, these types of foods tend to leave us feeling sluggish afterward with an increased risk of gaining more body fat especially since you will be in the car sitting around for hours at a time.
Following these five simple steps will help you keep your car much cleaner during journeys. The more important thing to remember is that maintenance is key. It may be hard to keep on schedule while traveling, but it is important to maintain a cleaning regimen in your vehicle so you don't double or even triple your cleaning time later.