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As I walk into the grocery store, I always grab the free sanitizing wipes for the shopping cart handle. On the way out of the store, I grab another to wipe down my car door handles, the steering wheel, gear shift, and my children's cars seats. It can't hurt!
By Quilt Till You Wilt from Vancouver, WA
Plain and simple, this is theft. The store provides these wipes for us to use to help us prevent illnesses and such. For someone to take them to do personal cleaning of their car is just not right and it is downright stealing! No different than stealing penny candy. This may be a reason for one store in my area quit providing them. This is not a frugal tip, sorry, this is my opinion.
Store a small bag of car cleaning supplies in your trunk, such as empty bags for litter, car interior wipes, and even a roll of paper towel and window cleaner. I find tidying the car a good use of time when I am waiting on a passenger during an appointment. Those of us who share the family car with our teen drivers know how easily clutter accumulates!
I think this is a good idea. I don't know why I didn't think of it myself. I often sit someplace waiting, thinking of how dusty the dash is or how the windows could use a cleaning. Thanks for the tip.
I keep a container of baby wipes in the car for quick cleanups -- the dust that accumulates on the dash board, spilled juice, muddy puppy paws. Saves on time and stress (from constantly looking at a dirty car interior).
When I used to 'commute' 1200km to work and back every 3 months I always carried a couple of soapy flannels, (face washers), in a plastic bag to pull out for a quick freshen up, to mop up spills or tidy up at the end of the journey. I then just threw them in the wash. I don't do it now as they would get little use on short trips and end up forgotten and smelly(!) but if you have kids its a cheap alternative to baby wipes. I may get some baby wipes now as this is a handy idea.
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Keep a can of disinfectant in your car to spray the shopping cart. You can even buy a sample size one for your purse. Helps to keep the little ones safe from germy germs while shopping!