We all have been spending a lot of time at home lately. We haven’t been going shopping for unnecessary items. We’ve also been putting off many things for a later time. All of that is quite understandable. However, if you’re stuck at home and feeling a bit restless, you can always clean your vehicle! If you don’t have the specific automotive products to detail your own vehicle, don’t fret. All you have to do is just check your pantry for household cleaners. Keep reading for details.
That’s right, you may very well have all you need to clean your vehicle right in your own home. Think about it for a moment. What did people use before we had all these fancy household cleaners? They improvised and found out many alternative uses for regular household products. Here’s a list of different items you may already have in your house to use for cleaning your vehicle!
Vinegar is a fantastic multipurpose cleaner. All you need to do is combine 1 part white distilled vinegar with 1 part of water. Put it in a spray bottle and you have a fantastic glass cleaner!
Don’t want to use your paper towels? Use a coffee filter with your DIY glass household cleaness and you’ll have spotless windows in a heartbeat. Coffee filters are made to stand up to a lot of liquid and don’t tear easily.
Clear Nail Polish
Did you know you can stop a crack in a windshield with clear nail polish? All you have to do is park in the shade, apply a thin layer of the clear nail polish to both the inside and outside of your windshield. Allow it to dry overnight. Make sure it’s completely dry before you drive your vehicle again.
There are so many uses for cotton swabs it’s unbelievable. These are great for getting into small crevices that larger tools may not reach. You can dust just about any tiny area and then vacuum up the debris.
It’s been said you can use toothpaste as a rubbing compound for cleaning dull headlights. Apply a small amount of toothpaste to your headlight and rub in a circular motion. Then just buff until clear. Sounds pretty simple!
Baking soda is an absolutely fabulous odor remover. All you have to do is sprinkle some on the seats and carpeted areas, let it sit for a little while then vacuum. Super easy to do!
Dryer sheets are great for removing weird odors from your vehicle as well. They leave your vehicle smelling nice and clean. Just run a dryer sheet over the fabric of your seats, the carpet and even the headliner. You can also toss a sheet under the seats if you’d like. The fresh smell could last one to three months!
Let us know if you try these household cleaners and how it turned out for you!