How to clean between car seat and center console

How to clean between car seat and center console

Are you having difficulty cleaning in between your car seats and the center console? If so, look no further, as today we will be discussing it and the several different methods that can help you clean between your car seat and the center console. Cleaning between your car seats and the center console can be a bit of a tricky task, so you need to work a little and be willing to spend quite some time, as this won’t be a quick cleanup.

How to clean between car seat and center console step by step

Step #1: Get rid of large trash materials

When we, our family members, relatives or even friends take a ride inside the car, they will definitely manage to dirty up the car, either by eating chips and putting the packet between the small space in the car seat and the armrest or by drinking water and putting the plastic bottle near the leg space. They might even make a mess by reading a small receipt and then crumbling it and throwing it somewhere randomly inside the car.

These are just some of examples of large trash materials that can be collected with bare hands and be put into a trash bag. These will take more time to clean up if you decide to sweep them up; therefore, it is better to use your hands since it will be quicker. We need to make sure that we dispose of these large trash materials first so that they don’t interfere while we are trying to get rid of the other tiny dirt and dust.

Make sure that you have gloves on so that if there is a bottle that is dripping liquid or a ketchup sachet half-open, then those won’t touch your hand or your skin so you won’t need to wash your hands in the middle of your work. Apart from just making sure that liquids don’t touch your skin or hand, it’s always a good option to wear gloves while cleaning anything as that way, your hands will remain clean at the end of the process.

Along with wearing gloves, make sure that you have a trash bag ready with you so that you don’t need to pile up the trash materials on your car seat and instead just throw them into the trash bag at that moment itself. This way, your work will be a lot easier and a lot more efficient.

Step #2: Move around the seats

After we have made sure that all the large obstacles have been taken out and thrown into the large trash bag, we can finally move on to the next stage, and that is moving around the seats. You won’t be able to clean every single spot if you don’t move the car seat as there are some spots that need to be cleaned, but they are impossible to reach due to the car seat blocking that spot.

Imagine you are collecting seashells on the beach, but you cannot get the best shells unless you move around the sand and the big rocks and once you move them around, you find the most exotic and beautiful looking shells. Similar to that situation, you will need to move around the car seats, or else you won’t be able to clean properly in between your car seats and the center console. You can start by reaching for the lever that is placed between your car seat and the door and once you find it, pull it completely and make sure that the car seat is completely lying down in a horizontal position from its vertical position.

Step #3: Gather the equipment

When we decide to go out camping or hiking, we will pack up our camping tent, boots, cooler box, ready made food, electric or gas stove, and all the other necessary equipment that is required for camping as without this equipment, we won’t be able to camp properly. Similar to that situation, we need to gather the necessary equipment that is required to clean in between your car seats and the center console.

Without them, you won’t be able to clean properly, or you might end up using a wrong equipment, which will lead to scratches, and damages, which will just pile up more work. Therefore, you need to make a list on what are the proper equipment that you need to clean in between your car seats and the center console.

Once you have completed that, now look for another lever that is placed under the car seat on the front side. Once you have found that lever, push it completely, and it will allow your seat to move front and back. You will need to push your seat completely, as now you will have ample space to move around while cleaning, and every single spot that needs to be cleaned is visible right in front of you.

  • A dry vacuum cleaner
  • Several microfiber cloths
  • Different types of attachments for your vacuum cleaner
  • Soft Bristle brushes

You don’t need to gather a lot of items, as you only need few equipment that are efficient and can get the work done right. Once you have gathered the equipment, then you can finally start the clean-up process since now you have removed all kinds of large obstacles, moved around the car seats to clean the car properly and finally have gathered the equipment.

Step #4: Use the brushes and the microfiber cloths

Now, we will first start by using the brushes as with these, we can reach the spots that vacuum cleaner cannot reach or can reach but won’t be able to suck up the dirt. You need to use the brushes and in a soft and gentle manner, slowly brush off the dust and dirt off the tight spot and use the bigger brushes to brush down all kinds of dirt and dust off the surface.

You must make sure that you do it slowly without rushing, because if you stroke the brush hardly, then you will end up creating scratch marks all over the place and that might make the spot look ugly and horrible looking. Therefore, you need to be patient and do it slowly and in a soft and gentle manner to avoid scratch marks.

Once you have taken care of the dust and dirt from the tight spots in between your car and the center console, now take the microfiber cloth and lightly rinse it with water so that it’s slightly wet but not too wet. Once you have done that, take the slightly wet microfiber cloth and gently wipe down the whole place. Why are we using a slightly wet microfiber cloth?

That’s simple because the moist microfiber cloth will trap all the dust and most of the dirt on it and you won’t see the dust and dirt flying here and there but instead taken care of, thanks to the slightly wet microfiber cloth. Make sure that it’s slightly wet because if it’s too wet, then you might end of making the interior of your car completely wet and it will take a lot of time for the place to dry up. Therefore, by using a slightly wet microfiber cloth, it won’t be too wet and will quickly dry up within a short time. 

Step #5: Vacuum everything in

Once you have completed the brush and microfiber step, now comes the final step, and that is sucking everything in with the help of a vacuum cleaner. Sometimes even after brushing and wiping down, you will notice some dirt is still there and cannot be taken out easily. This is where the vacuum cleaner comes in handy. You need to make sure that you a vacuum cleaner with at least 5 horsepower, as you need as much power as possible.

Now, you can put either the round dusting brush or the crevice nozzle, or any other attachment that is right for that situation, and once you have attached that, you need to now clean and vacuum the dirt up. This time, there won’t be any problem as you are using a powerful vacuum cleaner with the right attachment, so it will take no time and the area will be as clean as a clean. In the end, you can just normally vacuum up the whole space and make sure that you cleaned every single spot.


Now that we have reached the end, we have discussed the proper steps you need to take to clean in between your car seats and the center console. We can easily say that if you follow the steps properly, then the space between your car seats and the center console will be spotless and have no trace of dirt or dust. We all face different kinds of problems every day, and we at Hacks for Cars try our best to help everyone with their problems and make sure that they leave our site with a smile on their face.

I hope that this piece of the article was able to solve your problem on how to clean between your car seats and the center console. If you have any other questions about other problems, then you can refer to our other articles, which might help you.

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