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Car Hacks: 10 ideas to keep your car clean and make life a little easier

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Americans spend a lot of time on the roads.  According to AAA, the average driver sits behind the wheel for more than 17,600 minutes a year.

To make all that time in the car a little more comfortable, News 3 is sharing car hacks! ¬†They’re simple tips and tricks to keep you organized or just make your life a little easier.

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After scouring the web, here are some of the ideas we found:

  • Use an empty, plastic gum container to store loose change in your car’s cup holder. ¬†Putting your change in the container will keep the cup holder from getting dirty and make it easy to get change back out.
  • Put tissues into a disposable coffee cup so that you can set it in your cup holder. ¬†That way you’ll be able to easily grab a tissue while driving.
  • Line a plastic cereal container with a plastic bag and use it to store trash.
  • To save yourself from making multiple trips inside with grocery bags, keep a laundry basket in your car. ¬†Just put your grocery bags in the basket so you can easily carry them in all at once.
  • In case your car door freezes, put a few drops of hand sanitizer on your key. ¬†The alcohol will help melt the lock.
  • Place silicone baking cups into your cup holders. ¬†If they get crumbs or spills in them, you can easily wash them out.
  • If you don’t have a phone holder, loop a rubber band through your air vent and slide your phone into it. ¬†That way you won’t be trying to hold your phone if you’re using your GPS or have your phone on speaker.
  • Attach a pool noodle to the wall in your garage to protect your car doors from getting scratched when you open them up.
  • Attach a shower organizer to the back of your seat to store snacks or games for your kids during trips.
  • If you have a hard time opening up a key ring to attach a new key or don’t want to damage your manicure, use a staple remover to hold the key ring open.
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