Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s that time of year again, the time when people like to clean and refresh their homes and cars. This can also apply to truck drivers since for many their truck is like their second home as well as their workspace. It is essential to keep your home and workspace clean for many reasons. Below you will find some helpful tips for keeping your truck clean as well as some products that might help it become more organized.
Organizing Files and Paperwork
Using a folder or small file cabinet to store your important documents can be very useful, especially when kept in the front of your truck. The reason for this is that your documents will be easily accessible if needed while driving.
Plastic storage bins and drawers can be an incredibly useful tool for storing things that you don’t need access to while driving like shower supplies, clothes, and other essentials. These can help you save space and help prevent clutter. Storage containers can easily be stacked to save space and can even be labeled to make it even easier to find your things. Variations of these containers can even be used to store your food in your truck’s fridge in meal-sized portions.
The wall of your truck has a lot of potential. You can easily put adhesive hooks on the wall of your truck to hang coats, hats, bags, and other essentials that will help prevent clutter. Velcro can be a good way to put things on the wall as well. Another great use of wall space is the use of hanging organizers. These can be used to store small things or even cleaning or hygiene essentials. Always make sure that everything is secure before you start driving.
Having a small trash can lined with a trash bag can be very helpful in keeping your truck free of clutter. You can dispose of things immediately instead of letting them pile up. The bag also allows for easier disposal of trash and if you are unable to stop you can tie it up to keep the odor down until the next time you are able to stop.
Getting Pollen Off And Keeping It Off Your Truck
Pollen can be a real pest in spring, especially when taking allergies into account. There are a few ways to clean it off of your truck easily. Washing it whenever you can will help keep it from making your truck yellow with pollen. Adding a coat of wax to your truck can help the pollen slide right off instead of sticking to your truck. Keeping wiper blades clean can also be essential to keeping your windshields clear of pollen.
Benefits of Cleaning Your Truck
Keeping your truck clean has more benefits than you might realize. It can help you both mentally and physically. Some of these benefits include:
Lowering stress and fatigue
Reducing allergy and asthma symptoms
Lessening the spread of germs
Keeping pests away
Increased focus and productivity
More enjoyable downtime
Cleaning and organizing might not sound like an appealing task but a clean working and living environment is definitely worth the effort!