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Virginia Square Plaza Blog, Arlington, VA Apartments  Check out this month's blog post for tips on cleaning your car. We hope they help you out as you prepare for the upcoming summer

As the weather is warming up, it’s a great time to get your car all ready for the summer and potential road trips. In this month’s Virginia Square Plaza Blog post we’ll be sharing a list of tips for how to clean out and organize your car this month here in Arlington, VA. We hope it helps!


Throw away trash and vacuum. The first step when cleaning out your car is to throw away trash. Get rid of other items that shouldn’t be in there as well, including jackets, books, shoes, snacks, or other items that you haven’t taken inside your apartment yet. Take time to then vacuum off the seats and floors. Make sure to get into all the crevices of the vehicle, including between and under the seats and in other small compartments.


Clean off headlights. You can purchase headlight cleaners to keep them shiny or you could try using toothpaste as an alternative cleaner. Toothpaste is a mild abrasive cleaner that works well to make your headlights shine again. Use a cloth to rub the toothpaste around, then wipe it clean.


Use a toothbrush or small brush for dirt and spills. Armrests, cup holders, and seats can get very dirty. Wipe off all surfaces with a warm, soapy washcloth then use a toothbrush to scrub up extra dirty areas.


Utilize a Magic Eraser. Magic Erasers are great tools to use when cleaning many things in your apartment or elsewhere. They work great to clean off surfaces in your car as well. Use them to get rid of grimy and dirty spots on the dashboard, armrests, handles, and the inside of car doors.


Use compressed air for dusting. For the areas that you can’t reach that need to be dusted, use a can of compressed air. It will work great for vents and small crevices around buttons. Coffee filters also work great to wipe off large and dusty areas like your dashboard and car doors.


What other tips do you have? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Thanks for reading!