The Simplest Way To Keep The Interior Of Your Car Clean

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Simplemost may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.

With or without kids, cars can become the garbage pail of your busy life. From gum wrappers, fast-food bags, coffee cups and more, stuff always seems to accumulate in and around the seats of my car.

I’ve found that when I put a plastic bag in my car, it inevitably flops out and a coffee cup or soda can rolls out, defeating the purpose of the bag.

Then I saw this idea from this Redditor.

Get a cereal container and save your grocery bags, and you have a really convenient trash recepticle.

  I know, I know, it’s not rocket science and you probably already have a bag in your car to gather trash. But hear me out. In using one of these cereal containers (and either wedging it between a seat and the console, or using velcro to secure it) stuff will stay put when you toss it inside. I also keep a package of baby wipes in my car. When I go to the drive-through auto carwash, I wipe down the console dashboard, cupholders, etc while the car is going through the wash. I used to tidy up with cleaning wipes, but found the smell to be a little overpowering (especially with the windows closed when the car is getting a bath). Also, the squishy baby wipe packs fit better in the side door compartments.

Photo by dave_7