A couple months back I had my minivan professionally detailed.

Some poor schmuck spent three hours sucking back 46 pounds of dog hair, a tonne of crushed Cheerios, moldy sippy cups long forgotten under the seats, and enough wrappers and garbage to fill a…well, a minivan. I paid up and drove away, taking in the beautiful moment of being inside a spotless vehicle. The dashboard gleamed, the steering wheel was no longer sticky, I could see the gray of the seats now that the four inches of dog hair had been removed. Ahhh.
Fast forward a mere three days later and it was back to its unfortunate state of GROSS. I don’t know what it is, but we cannot seem to keep the van clean. Short of refusing to let our dog join us for the occasional drive and forbidding our kids to eat in the vehicle, I don’t know how to manage! 
Is your family car a disgusting cesspool of shame like mine? Or do you keep it sparkling and clean without exception? If so, HOW?!
  • Jen

    I don’t know why but our car is pretty clean. Maybe because my kids are older? My house on the other hand…

  • Sara

    full cess pool. I just cleaned it for our road trip but god its disgusting. And I’m with Mrswilson it’s the lifting of the car seat…

  • Christine

    Thank god I’m not the only one.
    I hate having to use the foldNgo because I never know what I’m going to find when I lift it up.
    McD’s fries. Wrappers of all sorts. Crumbs of all sorts. Gum. Empty cups. Old mail…
    Yep. Nasty.

  • christy

    My van is siiiick. We made our camp interns clean it last month. I can’t even imagine what they found in there. That’s what you need. Interns. They’re amazing. THey watch my kids, clean my stuff. Seriously the BEST!

  • Tracey

    Okay, ours is pretty clean, but only because we’re almost never in it – and whenever we are, it’s really not for long – even the car seats look semi-new. But I’m exhausted from walking everywhere… 😉

  • http://heidimckelveyphotography.com Heidi

    Steve calls my van the “rolling dumpster”!

  • mrswilson

    My van is sparkling clean, I don’t know what your problem is.
    Ok, no, it’s really gross. I cleaned EVERY INCH of it a couple months ago and swore we wouldn’t eat in it and we’d take all our crap out daily. That lasted all of three minutes until there were crumbs everywhere and someone spilled an entire cup of coffee. (Oh, wait, that last one was me.)
    The grossest part? When you lift up a car seat. *shudder*

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