How to Protect Your Car Seats After a Messy Event

Back in April, Andre and I completed The Color Run again. This was the second time we did The Color Run together and the fourth tim...

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Back in April, Andre and I completed The Color Run again. This was the second time we did The Color Run together and the fourth time I've completed a 5K that makes you more colorful (see: Bubble Run, and Color Fun Fest). Something I didn't worry about a lot before was my car getting stained after the race, because my car wasn't the best, so I was basically like "meh" about it. I would just throw down a towel and go.

But in 2015, I bought a brand new Toyota Corolla and my seats are fabric. I love my car so much and would like to keep it fairly clean. So when Andre and I went to The Color Run this year, I knew I needed to take some precautions to keep my car seats clean after the race.

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

How to Keep Your Seats Clean

The day before the race, I headed to the dollar store and picked up a cheap box of lawn and garden bags for about $1.50. These were perfect because they're very large and I knew they would adequately cover my seats!

When covering your seats, make sure they're fully covered. I used two bags for each seat. For the back of the seat, I opened the bag and slid it fully over the seat, tying it in the back, then tucking it in the front.

For the chair of the seat, I didn't open the bag, I simply laid it over the seat, making sure to tuck it into all of the crevices.

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

After removing the bags, my seats were 100% color-free! Additionally, you can use leather car wipes to wipe down the steering wheel, console, and doors, then use a vacuum to clean up the floorboards.

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

color run, fun run, 5K, car, clean car

This is perfect if you're planning to participate in a color run, a mud run, or even after a trip to the beach or water park.

Have you ever participated in a color run or something that left you messy? What tips and tricks do you have to protect your car? Let me know in the comments below!











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