If you spend a lot of time driving, you’ve likely noticed how dirty your car can get. From crumbs to pet hair to dust and grime, all kinds of unpleasant stuff can start accumulating. And if you haven’t been tidying up regularly, the idea of deep cleaning your car might sound like an all-day affair. Thankfully, it’s easier than you think. There are a variety of clever hacks to get your car looking like new, using items you likely already have at home. There’s no need to pay for a pricey commercial car wash or use chemical-laden cleaning products when you can try these tricks and hit the road in style!
Get Gleaming Tires With DIY Mineral Oil
Keep tires looking new with a simple DIY wax seal. Auto-cleaning expert, DianaRodriguez-Zaba suggests combining 1 cup of mineral or baby oil, ½ cup of water, and two or three drops of liquid dish soap in a spray bottle. Shake well and spritz generously onto tires, then wipe with a clean cloth. This simple DIY solution will clean the tires, as well as seal them, repelling dust and dirt.
Baby Shampoo Magic
The gentle way to wash your car? Just pour ¼ cup of baby shampoo into a bucket of warm water, then use a large sponge to wipe the car’s exterior and rinse with your hose. Auto expert Christopher Altschul, president of N/S Corporation asserts that the shampoo won’t strip the protective layers from the car. Instead, it will bind to dirt and grime, leaving the vehicle looking like new.
Use Charcoal and DIY Deodorizers
Put charcoal into a sock and place it in your cup holder. Charcoal absorbs smells and moisture, nixing mustiness. And to infuse your car with a fresh scent, consider whipping up an all-natural deodorizer, says Rodriguez-Zaba. Select an essential oil and mix it with 1 cup of In a spray distilled water in a spray bottle. Spray it in the interiors of the car and let this DIY spray work its magic!
Sand and pollen can mess up the carpets of your car. These particles don’t really get cleaned by a simple vacuum cleaner since these particles have a tendency to latch onto carpet fibers. One clever solution is to use baby powder. Just sprinkle it over carpets before vacuuming — not only will it help remove any oily stains, but it also breaks up the bond between the sand and the fibers, making it easy for your vacuum to pick debris right up.
After delivering milk to the doorsteps of St. Michaels in St. Albans for an astounding 47 years, milkman Mick Tutton is retiring. Fondly known as ‘Mick the Milk,’ his presence in the neighborhood went far beyond that of a cheerful milkman, as he became an integral part of the community. In return, the St. Albans residents decided to help him with a kind endeavor.
A Heartwarming Retirement Gift
When the community learned of Mick’s retirement and the unfortunate breakdown of his trusted electric milk truck, they knew they had to show their appreciation. Residents organized a special fundraising night at the local pub, raising an impressive $20,000 as a heartfelt retirement present for their beloved milkman. Although Mick has decided to step back from his daily milk deliveries, he won’t receive his state pension until next year. The generous donations from the town will serve as a bridge, supporting him during this transition period.
More Than Just a Milkman
Milkman Mick’s impact in the town extended far beyond his milk delivery rounds. He was a guardian of the community, keeping an eye out for the elderly and forming deep bonds with the residents. The warm relationships he fostered with families and their pets alike made him not only a cherished milkman but also a family friend.
He also actively participated in various charity efforts and even ran in the St. Albans half-marathon, raising funds for noble causes. In 1999, his commitment to the community was recognized when he was awarded the prestigious MBE in the Queen’s birthday honors list.
A Grateful Farewell
According to milkman Mick, the memories of his decades of service and the love he received from the community will forever hold a special place in his heart. The money raised not only helps with his immediate financial needs but also stands as a testament to the profound impact Mick had on the lives of those he touched.