Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Streamline Your Life--In the Car

Tips for Tuesday

You are busy enough without having to handle emergencies with your car as well as your home. I recently had a client who left garbage in her car from food. This wouldn't have been too bad, except that she didn't drive the car for eight weeks in the heat of summer.

The entire interior of the car was covered in mold. Luckily, it hadn't soaked into the foam of the seats. Regardless, the cleaning bill was over $200. Here are some tips for keeping your car safe and clean:

• Keep water and non-perishable snacks on hand for emergencies, but keep them well-sealed.
• Keep magazines in the car for those unexpected delays. You'll be able to catch up on reading while waiting.
• Keep a pen and paper or post-it notes in the car for messages and reminders. Pull over to the side of the road if you need to write something down.
• Keep a cooler or thermal bag in your trunk to keep frozen foods cold on the way home from the grocery store in the summer.
• Keep paper napkins or anti-bacterial wipes on hand for spills. Wipe up spills as soon as they happen. The expense of a potential clean-up isn't worth the few seconds it takes to wipe up a spill.

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