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What Is The State Of The Inside And Outside Of Your Car? by Nyceguy92: 4:00am On Dec 10, 2019
This is not a technical car talk thread and I feel it is best posted here.

Most Nigerians, before they set out for the day, "rag" their cars.
Those who have hired help have their cars totally washed every morning.
This means the exterior of most cars are moderately clean.

But the exterior is not what concerns most; it is the inside that I am after.
I mean how organised or cluttered is your car interior.
I strongly believe that the state of an individuals car says a lot about their tidiness and attention to detail.

I have seen men's and ladies' cars look like a moving refuse dump or office.
When asked, they tell you they do not have time or they will clear the mess later.
A guy gave me a ride sometime ago and I had to use my feet to shovel aside much of the refuse on the floor of the passenger side before I could put my feet down. I had goose pimples throughout the ride.

I had an English teacher back in secondary school who schooled in the U.K.
You would think he survived on tea and coffee alone. Slim and well dressed with shiny black shoes and parted hairdo.
He rarely gave us a lift, but when he did, you had to really beat the sand /dirt off your sandals before stepping in.
The is because inside of his Peugeot 504 GL was like never used and free of clutter.

The women, especially those with children, are the greatest culprits.
This is understandable but the excuse should not be patronised because the kids need a clean environment.

The men turn their cars into a mini office with files, books, receipts, etc all over the place.
The dashboard is dirty and the glove compartment is stuffed full.

What about single ladies. They litter their cars with all sorts of items that include spare shoes for driving, handbags, hair extensions, make up, etc.

For most people, the interior of their cars are like their bedrooms; they are an extension of their personality.
And for others, it does not matter much, they do not care.

Where do you belong?
Re: What Is The State Of The Inside And Outside Of Your Car? by Yustash001(m): 6:46am On Dec 10, 2019
Not yet a car owner..
Let me just sit and read comments..
Re: What Is The State Of The Inside And Outside Of Your Car? by babythug(f): 4:06pm On Dec 10, 2019
I thought the intent of your post was also to share a few tips which may help people struggling with this “disorder”

Anyway a few suggestions :

1. Apply a no eating or drinking policy in the car.
2. Get the interior cleared daily or weekly.
3. Place a bag in the car to store randoms like your spare slippers, hair extensions (according to the OP), hair brushes , make up body lotions and what nots that you’d typically use in the car but not store properly.
4. Place an old container in the cup holder to hold trash and empty it daily.
5. Ensure your car guests are aware of your “my car must be kept neat” policy.
6. Place items like shoes, shopping bags and so on in the trunk/boot

If I remember anything else I’d come back wink

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Re: What Is The State Of The Inside And Outside Of Your Car? by Nyceguy92: 1:33am On Dec 11, 2019
babythug:
I thought the intent of your post was also to share a few tips which may help people struggling with this “disorder”

Anyway a few suggestions :

1. Apply a no eating or drinking policy in the car.
2. Get the interior cleared daily or weekly.
3. Place a bag in the car to store randoms like your spare slippers, hair extensions (according to the OP), hair brushes , make up body lotions and what nots that you’d typically use in the car but not store properly.
4. Place an old container in the cup holder to hold trash and empty it daily.
5. Ensure your car guests are aware of your “my car must be kept neat” policy.
6. Place items like shoes, shopping bags and so on in the trunk/boot

If I remember anything else I’d come back wink

Your suggestions are quite on point.

I did not delve into solutions to avoid creating a lengthy post; most Nairalanders hate to read.
Besides, I wanted to leave it to others to bring up the such suggestions like you have done.

Nice one.
Re: What Is The State Of The Inside And Outside Of Your Car? by Kelvin30286063(m): 5:16am On Dec 11, 2019
For me I think it depends. Most days my car is always neat in and out... I barely have time to wash so I just park it at a car wash just before my office then pick it up after work.
Though I have left a few empty plastic of water in the car before but they are always left in the cup holder and I make sure passengers sitting at the back also use the back cup holder too.
I'm not exactly a decent person, I still litter my house and my wife still complains about me dumping shoes, files or my laptop anywhere but my car! I don't joke with it cuz I spent a lot of money customizing the interior of my car a few years ago and I won't let anyone mess it up. undecided

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Re: What Is The State Of The Inside And Outside Of Your Car? by sacx: 2:42pm On Dec 11, 2019
Kelvin30286063:
For me I think it depends. Most days my car is always neat in and out... I barely have time to wash so I just park it at a car wash just before my office then pick it up after work.
Though I have left a few empty plastic of water in the car before but they are always left in the cup holder and I make sure passengers sitting at the back also use the back cup holder too.
I'm not exactly a decent person, I still litter my house and my wife still complains about me dumping shoes, files or my laptop anywhere but my car! I don't joke with it cuz I spent a lot of money customizing the interior of my car a few years ago and I won't let anyone mess it up. undecided

I remember this car. Glad you kept it
Re: What Is The State Of The Inside And Outside Of Your Car? by Kelvin30286063(m): 8:04pm On Dec 11, 2019
sacx:


I remember this car. Glad you kept it
Yes oo, it's a decision I didn't regret.
Re: What Is The State Of The Inside And Outside Of Your Car? by Nyceguy92: 11:38pm On Dec 11, 2019
Kelvin30286063:
For me I think it depends. Most days my car is always neat in and out... I barely have time to wash so I just park it at a car wash just before my office then pick it up after work.
Though I have left a few empty plastic of water in the car before but they are always left in the cup holder and I make sure passengers sitting at the back also use the back cup holder too.
I'm not exactly a decent person, I still litter my house and my wife still complains about me dumping shoes, files or my laptop anywhere but my car! I don't joke with it cuz I spent a lot of money customizing the interior of my car a few years ago and I won't let anyone mess it up. undecided

Wow! I am deeply humbled by the look of your car interior.
People say my car interior is so clean but it pales in comparison to yours.
It would be unforgivable it you mess it up in any way.

Yes, when it comes to customising cars, give it to men.
I remember my brother's wife complaining that her husband spends a lot of time and money on his car installing dash wood grain, etc.

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