Car Wash Fun


Ahh who said car washes had to be boring or expensive. Grab your kids or your spouse ahh heck grab everyone. Even some neighborhood kids who need something to do.

Now just a pre-warning. Everyone and I mean Everyone will get WET!

Now to make the car wash a success you will need the following.

  • Help, No matter how small
  • A little bit of dish soap
  • A Bucket
  • Wash rags “my favorite are the microfiber clothes”
  • Vinegar in a spray bottle
  • Toothpaste
  • Most importantly the garden hose and a water hook-up
  • Some towels to dry your vehicles off if you don’t want water spots

Now the How to:

Add some dish soap to a bucket of water and wash and scrub the vehicles. Once all the dirt is gone. Rinse the soapy water off to make it nice and clean. Grab some towels for drying the vehicle off. “If you don’t want water spots”. Mind you, there are no rules about getting anyone wet. Also “Don’t forget  a corner of the towel dipped in water and twisted and a flick of your wrist will make a nice snapping sound.”  Hehe.

If you want that little extra sparkle and the fogginess to disappear from your headlights. Clean them with toothpaste. Now grab your vinegar and spray bottle and spray your windows inside and out. Clean and rub dry with the microfiber cloths for a sparkling clean.

Now, if not everyone is wet. Now is the time to “rinse the buckets and fill again” Once they’re  filled again. Yep you got it. Go dump it on someone who is dry that was helping you so call wash the vehicles.  🙂

Here is some of our family fun. Granted We didn’t get that wet since it was just the 3 of us. But hey, fun is fun no matter how small.

Yep, here is the youngest. Isn’t she doing a great job overseeing the car washing?


I’m a little short so the middle of the car gets missed A LOT, unless one of my kids begs me to climb up and clean.
Yep I gave in.

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Now he had so much fun washing the car he had to wash his bike too.


Now he isn’t very wet. He begged mommy not to get him wet. So I obliged.
I got him earlier this week with the hose. 😉

Now just think about how much money you saved. You washed your own vehicle and had much more fun doing it than watching some brushes spin around at a car wash.

Question of the day:
Do you wash your own vehicles and what are things that you do to make it fun and or less expensive?


About ajoyful

I'm a wife, a momma, a housekeeper and a penny saving one at that.

Posted on June 28, 2013, in Money Saving Ideas, Pointers and Tips and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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