You're leaving the pool or beach with no place to change out of your wet bathing suit. Or, you just got caught in a rainy downpour with no extra clothes in tow. Now you're going to plop your wet bottom on your car seat to drive home?
Although a towel may soak up the excess moisture, it won't wick or protect a car seat's fabric. And permanent plastic or vinyl seat covers provide little comfort day in and out.
I came up with this stupid-simple hack rushing home from the pool one morning because I wanted to shower at home before work. It's temporary (only when needed), free, and takes less than 10 seconds. No damp car seat leaving a mark on my pants... and no mildew smell from damp seat fabric... And that's good car Feng Shui!
Estimated Time to Complete
Once you have the items needed… literally 10 seconds.
Level of Difficulty
2 medium to large, plastic-coated, reusable shopping bags… the ones we typically keep in our cars.
My mommy gets these for FREE through the mail as promotional items or at outdoor festivals and community events. (The larger one featured in this post was for $1 at Home Goods a few years ago.)
When your sweaty or wet from the pool or the outside elements
Again, your car is an extension of your home, so keep it as inviting as the day you brought it home. Look forward to driving it whenever you get in. So maintain that new car smell and gift yourself moments of functional stylish living … in under 10 seconds!
Having Trouble Getting Started?
I used to feel the same way too. After all, who wants to put time into a project that may not work in their specific home? That's why I created this Quick DIY Check Prep (List) for getting you started on those projects that actually enhance your home. I use this when starting any home DIY endeavor... big or small.
Knowing the "whys" of your home projects not only helps you with the "hows" but keeps you focused on the DIY endeavors that will matter for you... saving you time and money.
The Under-an-Hour, Home DIY Warrior