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Keep the Junk Out of Your Trunk

"Out of sight, out of mind." Chances are this rings all too true when it comes to the state of your vehicle’s trunk or cargo area. It’s an area that many treat as a dumping ground for unwanted baggage, luggage, trash, clothes, boxes and a wide array of other things that can quickly pile up. This leaves the cargo area an unsightly and honestly embarrassing mess. However, keeping a clean trunk goes beyond good vehicular hygiene. All the loose junk can easily damage your cargo area, or can break open causing spills and stains if items are not properly stored and secured. So here’s some quick steps you can take to quickly clean, organize and keep your trunk junk-free.

1. Remove Everything from Your SUV Cargo Area or Car Trunk

Removing everything from your trunk is good way to begin organize it.

When it comes to cleaning out your trunk, the best place to start is at ground zero. Take everything out until your trunk is empty. Sort through everything that you’ve taken out and organize it into what’s a necessity and what is not. This will help you clearly identify what should be placed back into your trunk and what doesn’t actually belong in there. Make sure to take some time to clean the trunk or cargo area of your vehicle as well. With everything removed from the trunk, it’s a perfect time to vacuum and clean up the carpet. Using TechCare Carpet Cleaner with SpotTech is a great way to get out any stains left from spills or other unsightly messes.

2. Use a Cargo Mat for Added Protection

Snow shovel, blankets, and bag of salt on a WeatherTech CargoLiner.

Now that your vehicle’s trunk is empty and cleaned, you’ll want to make sure it stays that way. And there’s no better way to ensure it stays clean than laying down a WeatherTech Cargo/Trunk Liner before putting everything back into place. The Cargo/Trunk Liner will keep any dirt or debris from hauling bags of salt in the winter or soil and mulch in the spring and summer off of your vehicle’s carpet. The Cargo/Trunk Liner’s raised outer lip helps to contain any spills from groceries or other liquids. The skid-resistant surface will also help your cargo stay in once place, without slipping and sliding all over.

3. Simplify Trunk Organization with Just Necessities

It’s time to start placing items back into your trunk. Start with only the bare necessities: Emergency kits, first aid kits, jumper cables, washer fluid, spare oil, fire extinguisher, blanket, flashlight, tire inflator, and more are all items that always should be in your trunk. Keeping only the necessities in your trunk and fewer items overall is a great way to keep things organized and tidy.

4. Use a SUV or Car Trunk Organizer

Paint cans and brushes secured to a WeatherTech CargoLiner with CargoTech.

Look at that, your trunk is now clean as a whistle and organized to match. It’s important to do what you can to make sure it stays this way, which is why you might want to invest in a trunk organizer or containment system. Without being properly secured, a sudden stop or sharp turn can send everything flying across your trunk or cargo area. A cargo containment system or organizer is a must-have to help keep everything securely in its place. WeatherTech CargoTech cargo containment system and trunk organizer is a great way to keep groceries, coolers, sporting equipment and much more standing upright, and thanks to its grippy underside, it will keep all your cargo in place.

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