We spend a lot of time running hither and yon in the van. Since we live 20 minutes from school (30 from the high school) it isn't always feasible to run home before heading to an activity.
This means lots and lots and lots of junk ends up in my van.
Oh, the list goes on and on.
The kids' hands are always full when they leave the van, but unfortunately, they don't have 10 hands each to actually be able to get everything in one trip.
And two trips are considered cruel and unusual, especially in the winter.
(We have no garage, you see.)
When I can no longer open the side door without something falling on my foot, it means a cleaning-out is necessary. Yet the van is huge, and climbing around to gather everything is a pain. Literally.
It came from my experiences of coming to a light that turns yellow at just the wrong time. Speed through or slam on the brakes.
(12-passenger vans don't stop quickly, you see.)
It's the slamming of the brakes part that is helpful.
On cleaning out the van day, I make a point of picking up speed as I make my way up the driveway.
At the end, I make a nice, solid slam of the brakes.
All of the flotsam and jetsam in the van comes flying to the front.
I simply need to grab a bag and pick it up.
No climbing over, under, and on the seats is necessary.
While I really, truly do this to clean out my van, I understand that this might not be all that helpful for most of you. For you, there are posts that give seriously helpful cleaning tips.
Cleaning with vinegar
and other eco-freindly ways to clean
Lay it on me. What are your favorite cleaning tips?
Have a lovely day!