Month: January 2017

Four simple steps to a cleaner vehicle

The second Monday in January is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. This year, it falls on January 9, which just happens to be this Monday. Many in the workforce these days spend more time in their vehicle than at a desk, making cleaning out their vehicle tantamount to cleaning off their desk. And what better time to accomplish such a task than the very day set aside each year to do just that? Depending on your daily activities, cleaning out the car can include a variety of different tasks. To some, it may seem daunting. Personally, I’d rather clean my whole house, top to bottom, than clean out the car. If either of these instances describe you, breaking it down to four simple steps (assuming the exterior is already somewhat clean) should have you well on your way to a nice, tidy workspace: 1. Make sure any supplies you need for your daily routine are well-organized and kept in one area of the vehicle, such as the trunk or a back cargo area. This ensures you have what you need on hand for clients/customers and also allows you to quickly determine when your stock is low and how much is necessary to replenish. 2. Clean the windows – ALL of them. Start at the driver’s side door and work … Read More

I can see clearly now

I have to admit, before meeting my husband, I never gave my windshield wipers a second thought. And the reservoir for windshield fluid was something that got filled when I took my car in for an oil change. On our first extended road trip together, I was snoozing in the passenger seat when he decided to pull off the road, making a pit stop at an auto parts store. “Wait here,” was all he said as he jumped out of the car and entered the store. Now, when I’m on the road, with somewhere to be, I’m one of those people who only stops when necessary and all required tasks (gas, bathroom breaks, food, etc.) are completed during the stop. The next stop is not scheduled until the fuel tank requires it. Needless to say, I was annoyed by this unscheduled delay. When he came out, he had new windshield wipers in his hand. He promptly installed them, leaving the old ones in the trash can by the door. The next several miles consisted of him giving me a lecture on the importance of good windshield wipers and pointing out how much better the new ones worked. Blah, blah, blah. Of course, he was right. The new ones immediately cleared the arched streak of dirt to which I had grown … Read More