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Homekeeping · Cleaning · How To Clean The Grimiest Part Of Your Car In Seconds

How To Clean The Grimiest Part Of Your Car In Seconds

Are your car's cupholders a sticky, crumby, grimy mess? Mine certainly were, until I discovered this faster-than-fast method to clean them out in seconds!

If a blog post that we’re working on requires a photo of the inside of a car, we often take it inside my daughter Britta’s car. And that’s simply because out of the three cars that are parked at the OGT Studio when we take photos, hers is usually the cleanest! (In fact, it was actually too clean to use for the photos in today’s post.)

Britta takes after my husband Dave in that regard, whose personal standard for car cleanliness has always been extremely high. I, on the other hand, have remained firmly outside the influence of Dave’s neurotic car care tendencies, though I do suspect that her habits may be making more of an impression on me!

I’ve been making more of an effort to keep my car clean lately, and experimenting with different methods. I recently discovered a great way to clean one of the grimiest parts of the car, and I’ll be sharing that with you today! 🙂

A Solution For The Grimiest Part Of Your Car

If there’s one part of my car’s interior that I’ve struggled to keep clean, it’s the cupholders! It seems like they always end up with a sticky, crumby mess at the bottom, and that mess always seemed to put up a fight!

It used to take me ages to wipe them completely clean, until I discovered a simple method that made it fast and easy! So here’s the scoop on how it’s done, so you can use it to clean your cupholders in seconds!

How To Clean Your Cupholders In Seconds

You’ll need:


Start by stretching a sock over the bottom of your cup. (Fuzzy socks work really well here, both because they’re great at grabbing onto gunk and because they’re easy to stretch over the base of a cup.)

Once you’ve got the sock on the cup, spray the sock with your cleaning spray of choice. If your cupholders are really grimy, you may want to spray the cleaner directly into the cupholders and let it sit for a minute or two before moving on to the next step.

Next, place the sock-covered cup into the cupholder, put some pressure on it, and give the cup a good twist.

The sock will pick up the majority of the gunk in the cupholder, easy as that!

If necessary, wipe off the remaining ledges and tight corners that the cup can’t reach. You can do this by slipping the sock off the cup and onto your hand and wiping them clean.

Then sit back and admire your squeaky clean cupholders! 🙂

Do you have a favorite quick and easy car care tip?

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