If you spent your summer with your toes in the sand, it’s going to get messy when you finally put your foot on the gas!
It’s tough to get all of the sand off towels, toys and other items.
And if this is your idea of a good time, here are the best ways for getting excess sand out of your car.
DIY website The Family Handyman says cordless vacuums are the best option.
Regular vacuums will do the trick, but they’re usually bulky and the cords can be a mess themselves.
It’s a good idea to shake out the car mats like you mean it, especially if they’re the carpet kind.
Shake all of your beach gear, too, and put chairs on a towel in the trunk.
The cleaning gurus at Molly Maid suggest using an old makeup brush and using it to flick away sand from your hands and feet before hopping in the car.
If sand is caked in the car mats, lay them down and use a stiff-bristled upholstery brush to remove the grains of sand.
A small can of compressed air is your best friend to get after sand in tiny cracks and crevices.