Slideshow: 20 Brilliant Car Cleaning Tricks You Must Try

We spend a lot of time in our cars. Long commutes to and from work, the never-ending list of appointments and activities that comes with having kids, and plenty of late-night runs to the store. It’s totally unsurprising that in no time at all, your car is covered in the evidence of all these journeys. Whatever happened to that new car smell? What’s lurking under your seat? Find out as you test out our 21 tips, tricks, and hacks for a super clean ride.

1. Keep cup holders clean with cupcake liners.

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Once your car is clean, you want to keep it that way! Aside from floors, cup holders are one area that gets gross in a very short amount of time. Coffee, juice, and soda congeals with crusty little particles to make a mess you’d rather just cover up. After cleaning out your cup holders, slip in a pair of silicone cupcake liners. These are much easier to clean, since they are flexible and can be removed and washed.