We just came back from a wonderful vacation visiting family with LOTS of driving.
Crazy hours in the car which came with crazy trip smells. We cleaned out the car today and took it to get a good car wash.
I had seen where people just stick the car floor mats in their washing machine, but I am pretty sure it messed up the balance on my old machine, and having them shampooed just seems to attract more dirt.
When we were renting this past fall, I visited the friendly neighborhood laundromat a few times, and I thought: what if I just washed the car floor mats in the big commercial machine? So, I tried it today.
$4 in quarters for the heavy duty commercial machine – I stuck them all in and ran some errands, came back a couple of hours later (no one stole them!) and they looked soooo much better and my car smelled semi-normal again.
Just a little trick that won’t ruin your machine and will get your car feeling fresh again.