I have a secret… A dirty secret.
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My car is ALWAYS dirty. Always. Straw wrappers, crushed crackers, sticky hands, and playground sand. I try to keep up and clean it regularly, but between the hundreds of other things to do, my car seems to fall off the list. I am ready to make a change though. I am on a mission to keep my car clean. It doesn’t have to be spotless, but I prefer to not inwardly cringe when a teacher opens the door to help my son into the car at pickup line.
Here are my weapons of defense for this battle.
2. Another problems is that someone is always spilling, sneezing, sticky…bleck! I usually keep a package of wipes in the seat, napkins in the glove box, and tissues in the floorboard. But really, me reaching across the car for these items is not safe or helping with my car clutter problem. What I do have in my car is a ba-jillion cup holders. I got to thinking a few of these cup holders could be put to good use.
Travel Napkin Dispenser DIY
I used a small (2.5 oz.) Pringles can to make these. One day, when we were snacking I noticed how well they fit in the cup holder and they didn’t stand out too tall like a normal cup.
Travel Napkin Dispenser DIY
- 2.5 oz. Pringles can
- ziploc sandwich bag
- paper towels or wipes
- sharp knife
- pretty paper
First, clean out your can of any leftover Pringles dust.
I used a sheet of scrapbook paper and cut to fit my small Pringles can.
I then used hot glue to secure the paper to the can. I opened the sandwich bag and put it inside the can as a liner. Folding the top over the can.
Grab a roll of paper towels. Cut it to the size of can.
Here’s the magic part. Slowly peel apart the inner cardboard, and pull it out of the inside. Grab the first inner sheet and pull it up and out through the middle. TA DA!
Cut an X slit into the lid of the can. Pull the first napkin through.
Travel Napkin Dispenser.
You can also use wipes. Same setup as above, lay your wipes from the package on the table. Loosely roll the two outsides in to fit inside the can.
Trim the zipper part off of the sandwich bag and close the lid down on the can.
3. Finally, if I’m going to use these convenient and accessible wipes I will need somewhere to put them when I am done. I also needed to corral all of those straw wrappers and other ridiculous pieces of random trash that end up stuffed in my side doors.
I didn’t want some box or bag taking taking up room on my passenger seat though. If I do have a passenger get in the car, I didn’t want a trash can to be all up in their area.
I used this dollar store container. The dimensions were perfect. I leave the lid off and put in the floorboard of the passenger seat. Yet, if I did have a passenger get in the car I can easily pop the lid on and slide it under the seat.
Yay for a clean car!