How to Get Your Car Organized For the Summer
Blog - April 4, 2017

 

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FRAMFreshBreeze #CollectiveBias

Summer makes me happy.

Literally.

The smell of the ocean mixed with suntan lotion is like inhaling pure happiness. The kids’ laughter as they chase each other outside with water guns and run through sprinklers is like taking a happy pill for me.  Long, hot days in Florida set us up for lots of outdoor activities.  I can’t wait!

There are so many things to do and places to go in Florida.  It’s a kid’s dream, from Disney to Legoland to even the local activities, like water parks and museums. We spend so much time in the car.

I recently purchased a bigger car with three rows because we needed more space.  Two very active boys under the age of five keep me busy and we are always on the go.  We also store coolers, strollers, toys, etc. so we definitely need the space.

I practically live in my car.  My car is an office, a means of transportation, a playground for the kids, a restaurant, and a coffee shop so it gets messy!

We still have a stroller in the back but often add bikes, toys, scooters, beach wagons and it piles up.  I love the space in my car but however spacious it is, it somehow always gets cluttered.

I feel like my kids look at the inside of the car and it gets disorganized! But the truth is that I am as guilty as they are.  I have a mini vac that cleans up a little but you need the jaws of life to suck out the LEGOs and crumbs out of the cracks on the floor.

Lately, I have been getting frustrated with their lack of cleaning up.  I find wrappers and toys all over the floor.  But am I being an example?  After all, I have mail on the passenger seat, gum wrappers, and empty water bottles on the floor too.  I clean up after myself, but I must admit that there are days where I just let it go.  With that being said, I’ve decided to get more organized.  An organized car to me means an organized life.   Like I said, I practically live in my car.  These are a few ways I have gotten back on track…

First, I make sure I have at least one portable garbage can (available at Walmart).  Trash piles up easily when you’re on the go.  There’s nothing worse than food crumbs in the car.

Second, I also make sure my car is clean on the outside.  It’s just like making your bed.  If your bedroom is messy, a made up bed can change everything.  It’s a lot easier to clean a bedroom with an already made bed.  So, I make sure my car is clean on the outside. I get a quick drive through wash at the local gas station. It’s quick, affordable, and it gets the job done.

Thirdly, I keep the mini vac handy always.  Even if I suck up a LEGO or two, having a clean floor in the car makes all the difference.  I still need to vacuum my car at the gas station to thoroughly clean it but the mini vac will hold us over for a few days.

Also, having a car seat kick mat helps.  This is where you can store their tablets, food, bottles, etc. That way, their stuff stays organized and is not thrown on the floor.

Lastly, I also change the cabin air filter using FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter.  It really makes a difference in the quality of the air.  Along with keeping the air in your car clean, it also protects your family against dirt, dust and allergens.  So many of us keep our windows closed, even on a beautiful day in fear of breathing in outside toxins but the air inside your car can be up to 6 times dirtier than the air outside!

FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter is available at Walmart in the Automotive section where I get my oil for my oil changes.  I recommend doing both together.

If you think that FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter is hard to install, you’re wrong.  It’s very easy. It took me about 30 seconds.  Just stop at your local Walmart and check through the catalog for your make and model car.  It will give you the exact air filter number to install.

Follow recommended change intervals as noted in your vehicle owner’s manual. FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter also has installation guides in their part lookup.

For my car, I removed the cabin air filter from the glove compartment.  If you also have a cabin air filter then just insert the new one and slide it back in. Then just pop the screws back into glove compartment where you removed them to get access to the filter.

Check out how to install the FRAM Fresh Breeze® Cabin Air Filter in your car in this simple tutorial.

 

Changing your cabin air filter can seem like a daunting task, but it is so easy you will wonder why you didn’t change it annually or every 12000 miles (recommended).  We spend so much time in the car, I need to know that my kids are breathing clean air at all times.  The FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter filters up to 98% of dust, dirt and allergens from getting into your car.

Also, the FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter is the only cabin air filter that uses the natural deodorizing qualities of ARM & HAMMER® baking soda. That puts my mind at ease when I know my children are being protected from outside contaminants.

Do you do everything by text?  Perfect!  If you do everything by text, like me,   FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter provides a texting feature which allows your search results (installation videos and part number) to be sent to your phone for easy recall of search results and installation.  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Getting organized for the summer now is key to easy traveling.  It makes life so much simpler. Walmart has such great products for the car, including FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter. Head to your local Walmart and go to the Automotive department to purchase your FRAM Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter and breathe cleaner air in less than 30 seconds!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FRAMFreshBreeze #CollectiveBias

8 Comments

  1. I live in Florida, too, and I can tell you that this allergy season has been a mess for me already! Itchy eyes, stuffy sinuses – I really should switch out our cabin air filter. Thanks for these suggestions. #client

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