I keep the inside of my car very, very clean.
For one, I am so grateful to own a car. Keeping it clean is a way to show my gratitude.
Two, I live what I preach. I use my car as a billboard. My car’s clean interior shows you too can live like this, even with two kids and a dog. Plus, if a client looked into my car, and it’s a hot mess, do you think they would want to hire me? No.
To keep it clean, I created a system for errands. I never put things in the trunk because I would forget them.
I put everything in the front seat — paperwork, dry cleaning, stuff for the tailor. That way, if I am driving by the dry cleaner or the tailor, I remember to stop there.
I do not shop, so I don’t have things to return. But this would be a good system for that.
When you put things in the trunk, they are out of sight and out of mind — just like putting things in the attic.
With everything in the front seat, I remember what I need to do, and I am motivated to get them out of the car. The rest of my car is CLEAN and clutter free.
My kids have learned the hard way we do not treat my car — something I spent a lot of money on — like a trash can. They lost the privilege of eating in the car after I found trash in the cup holders. When they do get their eating privileges back, they come with me to vacuum out the crumbs. They actually love that.
So let’s be grateful for our wheels and get out there and clean our cars. And, yes, I am available to organize your car.