Wednesday, April 29, 2009

WFMW - Double Duty in the Car

Since I am now mostly a SAHM I don't get to do this as much as I used to, but my husband and I used to work together and he loves to drive. This would leave me about a 20-25 minute ride to work in the passenger seat. We would talk and listen to ESPN (yes, even I love to stay up on all things sports)but I would also love this time to clean out the car! Exciting, huh?
I don't get to do it as often now, but we did recently take a trip to Richmond and I spent a good bit of the trip cleaning out everything I could reach from my seat. It feels so much better in my car now, feels so good to have less clutter, and keeps me motivated to try and make sure it remains clean! Have a bag available to put trash in, have some wipes ready to clean up the dashboard and other areas. You can get small tasks done in the time it takes to get somewhere, or even the time it takes to wait for a green light, instead of spending a whole Saturday afternoon in your car!
Ever sitting in the passenger side, or in the back? Ever get stuck in traffic for a while because of an accident or during rush hour? Ever get stuck at a really long traffic light, or hit every red light on a long stretch of road? How about trying to do something with that time. Something more than complaining about the time you are using and instead spend your time de-cluttering and cleaning. It's what we do best, right? Multitasking!
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  1. I do that all the time. I also make my boys clean the car (especially the inside) after they have used it.

  2. I use the car line at school when I'm waiting for my daughter to clean out the car/van. I always find myself wishing for a portable vacuum cleaner though.

  3. Great idea - I do this when waiting for pick ups, too!