11 Car Hacks to Save You a Lot of Time and Nerves
Drivers spend an average of 1,100 hours a year in their cars. That’s almost 3 hours per day. It’s surely better to spend this time in maximum comfort and to focus on your driving without paying attention to minor inconveniences.
Here at Bright Side, we are sure that the tips collected in this article will make the life of any driver much easier. Try and use them.
11. Install spacers between child seats to make your trips nice and calm.
Trips with little kids, especially long-distance ones, will become much calmer if you put spacers between their seats. Find more information here.
10. Install a shelf in your trunk.
To have more space and arrange everything nicely in the trunk of your car, make a shelf that can easily be installed and dismantled. Here you can find information on how to make this shelf.
9. Make a special trash container.
If you want to keep your car in order, make a special trash bag like the one shown here.
8. Put all important documents into a folder.
Documents are often stored in the glove box. However, we have plenty of documents to take with us while driving, and glove boxes are usually too small for that. Try to use an organizer with spacers. All your papers will be in order, and it’ll save you a lot of precious time. Follow this example.
7. Make a tablet holder.
To entertain someone during a long trip, try to make a special tablet holder. If you want to make it nice and neat, follow these instructions.
6. Store your cables and chargers separately.
Numerous cables and chargers give us a lot of trouble. If you want to know for sure where to look for them, put them into small plastic cases. Find more details here.
5. Protect car seats from becoming dirty.
Child seats get soiled easily. In order to protect them from spots and dirt, try to make a special child seat cover. Here you can find how it is made.
4. Deep clean your car.
You can use an old toothbrush to get rid of dust and crumbs stuck in the seams of your car cushions.
3. Get rid of stains on the upholstery.
Vinegar and baking soda can help you to get rid of dark spots on your car’s upholstery. Mix the 2 ingredients together, and rub this paste into the dirty areas with a toothbrush. Wait until it’s dry, and clean the surfaces with a vacuum cleaner.
2. Make a DIY travel cushion.
To rest comfortably in a car, try making a simple seatbelt cushion. It is suitable for both kids and adults. Find more information here.
1. Make your own air freshener.
If you want the air in your car to smell nice and put you in a good mood, put a few drops of essential oil on a wooden clothespin, and attach it to a suitable surface. We found this trick here.
Which tip have you decided to use? Perhaps you have your own little tricks to make your car a better place? Share them with us.
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