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Old 08-21-2008, 03:36 AM
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Your car - is it clean? Inside and out?

My husband is a neat freak about our cars. As a result of many of years of living with him, I pretty much am too.

In January, when the tornadoes hit the neighboring town really hard, I volunteered my time at town hall. There were several other moms doing the same thing. We were all loading the back of our vans and SUVs with donated clothes. One mom commented about my car "Is this new? Wow, my car hasn't been this clean since we bought it!" She then asked if I had kids LOL, to which I replied "Yes 4, and no it's not new, we've had the car a year now." She was astonished that my car would be that clean with 4 kids and asked how I did it. I explained that the kids are simply not allowed to eat or drink in the car and that we keep towels or those bath rugs on top of the floor mats to keep the carpet from getting ruined. She chuckled and said that she had "tried" that no eating rule, but that the kids always 'win" and she gave up. Hmmmmmm.

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I sometimes leave things in the car because I don't have enough hands to carry everything, but for the most part I keep the inside clutter free and clean, vacuum weekly and wash it regularly.

How about you? Is your car clean, inside and out?
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:18 AM
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I am the same way about my car. I have a thick sheet on my backseat when my GKs ride. I do not let them eat and drink in my car either. Right now, the Bobbymoble, as it is affectionately known, it pretty cluttered from our trips to the mountains and then to Texas for DGDs birthday party. But, it won't take but a few minutes to fix that.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:49 AM
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My Dh does take good care of his car too. Even thought it is over ten years old still has a good shine. He washes it with a special soap he gets that waxes and shine at the same time.

The other day he bought a new steering wheel cover and seat cover that offers lumbar support with massaging bubbles that apply pressure to specific points in the lower back, spine and underlegs to reduce driving fatigue. It attaches easily to the seat with elastic bands. Felt so good bought one for my computer chair to use. The steering wheel cover helps when the car is in the sun for a long time outdoors. The cover has leather in it that gives the car a new car smell.

Keeping a car well maintained and garaged extends the life of the car.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:12 AM
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I wish that I could say yes to both of these questions but I cannot.

The outside of the car is usually pretty clean but the inside often has my kids' stuff left in there--not dirty as in grime, just stuff that they've conveniently forgotten.

This drives my DH up a wall, too!!

I can't say anything..I practically lived out of my car before I met my dh. I've changed my ways living with him.

Must be a MAN THING! lol!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:52 AM
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My van is messy, has always been messy and probably always will be messy. I don't have time to clean my house, never mind my van.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:35 AM
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I don't like clutter in my car and dh doesn't like clutter in his van. Both vehicles are also kept clean on the outside.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:52 AM
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I have to admit that I am a neat freak about my minivan and my Forester. Hard as I try to keep my house clean and organized, with my dh and dks not cooperating a whole lot and with running a daycare, it is next to impossible, My cars are my sanctuary - they are clean inside and out and they make me feel good when I get inside. I also use eucalyptus oil on a cotton ball as an air freshener. Drives my dh crazy that I insist on keeping my cars so clean. his car usually looks like a bomb went off in it and no one other than the driver can sit in it until he 'moves a bunch of stuff" Oh well.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:49 PM
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No way ......my car is dirty and gets cleaned about once every 3 months. I try to put covers on the seats, as I travel with a few dogs just about every where I go, but I don't always take the time to do it. I live on a dirt road, and by the time I get back from the car wash, it is as dirty as it was when I went there. I have much more fun things to do than clean a car.

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My husband is a neat freak about our cars. As a result of many of years of living with him, I pretty much am too.

In January, when the tornadoes hit the neighboring town really hard, I volunteered my time at town hall. There were several other moms doing the same thing. We were all loading the back of our vans and SUVs with donated clothes. One mom commented about my car "Is this new? Wow, my car hasn't been this clean since we bought it!" She then asked if I had kids LOL, to which I replied "Yes 4, and no it's not new, we've had the car a year now." She was astonished that my car would be that clean with 4 kids and asked how I did it. I explained that the kids are simply not allowed to eat or drink in the car and that we keep towels or those bath rugs on top of the floor mats to keep the carpet from getting ruined. She chuckled and said that she had "tried" that no eating rule, but that the kids always 'win" and she gave up. Hmmmmmm.

Anyway, I digress

I sometimes leave things in the car because I don't have enough hands to carry everything, but for the most part I keep the inside clutter free and clean, vacuum weekly and wash it regularly.

How about you? Is your car clean, inside and out?
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:50 AM
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I have much more fun things to do than clean a car.
I had to laugh at this comment. I agree completely! BUT I wouldn't be able to live with my husband if the cars were dirty. LOLOL!
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:13 PM
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We just came back from vacation. I told the kids that it was THEIR job to completely empty the van. I noticed that my tote bag had not made it inside, and went out to look for it. I found the tote, a jacket, a cooler, a few water bottles, some games, and some trash.

So they had to go back out.

Probably next time I look I will find some more stuff!

I would really like everyone to help me keep the van neat.

DH's car is pretty much like Sammi's DH's car. I drive it to church on Sunday (he brings Luke later, so he has the van) and I have to move stuff so I can put my guitar in there.
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