Cleaning the inside of your car.



Picture – My mini Queen of Clean in training (olivia)…. She isn’t always happy to be having her picture taken.

We can spend quite a bit of time in our cars so its important that the space we sit in whilst driving or being a passenger is just as clean as your home. The seats will be worn down from daily use and its important to keep them looking good.

Cars pick up dirt very easily.  Our shoes, coats and bags will be carrying dirt in all the time, along with any passengers.


Sundays is my car cleaning day and its take me around 15 minutes if I left it longer than a week I would probably be out there a lot longer, but I am not one for getting cold so the quicker the better for me! My car cleaning is really simple I have put together what I do and if done on a regular basis you shouldn’t need to do much more than this.

Firstly I get together the items listed below and take them all outside so I am organised and don’t have to keep going back into the house. Its good to get yourself an empty caddy or tub so that these items are easily accessible every time you do it.

Vacuum cleaner

Carrier bag for rubbish

Laundry detergent or an upholstery cleaner

Leather cleaner

Dash board cleaner

Febreeze or Dettol spray

Glass cleaner.

Soapy warm water and a sponge

Old Tea towel.


1 – Firstly I start by getting any rubbish that has accumulated over the week.

2 – Then any car mats will come out and have a good wash and then will be left to dry.

3 – Time for the vacuum, this includes headrests, the floor and all the seats.  Getting into all those nooks and crannies.  I always use the GTECH, Handheld machine for the car it very powerful and has a tool for every single job.

4 – Then I will get my upholstery cleaner and spray all over the seats and with a damp cloth I will carefully wipe the seats making sure I remove all the product.  For any leather bits I will use the leather cleaner.

The Upholstery cleaner I use

5 – With the windows I will go over with the soapy water and then buff dry with the tea towel. Then I will go over again with the glass cleaner.

6 – I then use a Dash board cleaner for the dashboard. I love the Auto Glym range –

7 – For the steering wheel I wipe down with the warm soap water and then dry with the tea towel.

Then for the outside of my car I leave my husband to do this with the pressure washer!

Hope this simple quick routine helps you.

Thanks for reading.


Queen of clean xoxoxo

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  1. Joy says:

    Do you run the mats through the washing machine ?


    • Hi No I haven’t tried that I tend to scrub the rubber ones with a brush and washing up liquid and I hoover and febreeze the carpet ones and monthly will use the carpet cleaner on them when I get it out. But now you have given me an idea! x

  2. Olivia Smith says:

    I am really impressed that you take so much care of your car because many people don’t bother to keep their car parts like steering wheel, car brakes, car mirrors and car mats clean.
    Sunday turns out to be a fun day while cleaning the car 🙂

  3. It’s really great to see that you take so much care of your car because many people don’t bother to keep their car interior parts neat and tidy. Car steering wheel, brakes, car mirrors should be cleaned on a regular basis as these auto parts are the most important ones. I think that everyone should spare some time in cleaning their car parts as they spend most of their precious time in driving.
    Sunday turns out to be a fun day while cleaning the Car 🙂

  4. John says:

    These are great tips for cleaning car! Putting a nice little trash can like you mentioned is a great way to avoid trash getting placed everywhere along in the car! Thanks for sharing!
    thanks for all this awesomeness!!

  5. Azoay Boni says:

    So in reality, it is using a liquid (instead of water) to pick up the dirt and wipe it away. Why not just use one gallon of water in a pail and 1 microfiber. Wet the towel and then like a squeegee, wipe away dirt one direction, rolling the towel to a new section when it gets dirty and then rinsing the towel in the gallon of water. Keep doing until clean. Then, use a dry and wax spray to finish with a new towel. Easy and you have also waxed the car.

  6. Georgina says:

    Brilliant! Didn’t even think about using upholstery cleaner in the car! Thank you xx

  7. Rosa Paula says:

    As a car owner our duty is to clean the exterior and interior of the car. Along with the exterior part the interior part of the car must be cleaned. Car steering wheel & brakes, car mirrors should be cleaned on a regular basis as these are most important parts of the car. By using a liquid & a microfiber towel we can clean the interior parts of the car. Every car owner should spare some time clean his car parts and shouldn’t neglect in cleaning the interior portion of the car.

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