Simple Ways To Keep Your Car Smelling Great

We use and abuse our cars so much, tracking in dirt, leaves, and… who knows what. Then, one day, you notice an odor that not even those tree-shaped air fresheners can fight. What to do? Here are a few tips to try to get your car smelling fresh again! (Alas, no tips to return your car back to factory “new car” smell…)

Dryer Sheets

You may have some of these lying around at home – fabric softener dryer sheets. Stick a few of these under the seats, and that may take care of things!

Remember To Regularly Remove Trash

This goes without saying, right? Especially trash which may be food-based. You may find that simply disposing of the trash that’s been sitting in your car will nicely freshen things up!

Coffee Beans

Place some coffee beans in a mesh bag, and set them in the car. The beans absorb odors, and they smell nice! Just don’t blame me if you have more Starbucks cravings than normal.

Baking Soda

This entails a little more effort, but hey, it gets the job done, especially on fabric upholstery. Sprinkle baking soda around the interior of the car, and let it sit several hours. Then, vacuum it up, after it has absorbed (hopefully!) unwanted odors. For an additional fragrance boost, add a few drops of fragranced oil to the baking soda and mix it around before sprinkling in the car!

Try these out! Do any of you have suggestions for deodorizing your car? Share them here!

Published by Brooke

Brooke Yool (Vice President, Daltons Midway) is a caffeine-dependent life form and a Crossfit addict who takes pride in taking care of her body -- after all, it's the only place we have to live. Prefers her puns intended.