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While our kitchens and bathrooms can be hot spots for messes, Green And Clean Mom blogger Sommer Poquette reminds us that our interiors are not the only place that could use some extra attention. She suggests making sure to declutter the car on a regular basis, so our daily trips are stress-free.
Poquette says you don't need expensive organizing supplies made specifically for your automobile. Instead, she suggests hanging reusable grocery bags tightly on the back of the front seats, which can hold snacks, games and serve as a trash receptacle. She also places a grocery basket beside her on the front seat for her own daily necessities like her cell phone, sunglasses, chapstick and pens, which she can easily move to the garage or elsewhere when she has a full carload.
To keep her ride clean and tidy, Poquette stashes DIY green cleansing wipes and always has paper towels on hand for any spills (she loves White Cloud Green Earth brand). It's also helpful to use a waterproof mat in the trunk that can be hosed off after being exposed to wet shoes, sports equipment and strollers.
Illustration by Raydene Salinas
Another fun tip from Poquette:
Allow the kids to get involved in cleaning at home: She gives the kids mismatched socks to put on their hands with a drop of coconut oil and they have fun helping her polish the furniture and window blinds!
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