Sunday, August 14, 2011


I already confessed on the first week of 'It's Ok' Thursday that I bribe myself into doing things. When I worked for a Ford dealership in college I was obsessed with keeping my car perfectly clean at ALL times (even in winter sludge). Somehow after buying the 'batch pad' that obsession has moved (far) away from my car and onto keeping an immaculate house.

My car tends to collect workout clothes, work shoes (aka heels I shed as soon as I get in the car after work), tupperwares from the lunches I packed, etc. It goes weeks without a bath. Dust collects on my dashboard. You get the idea.

So as I was thinking last week about what I needed to get done I said, enough is enough - it's time to rid my car of the clutter and filth, just like everything else. So after Crossfit on Wednesday I left my car out in the driveway, grabbed my supplies, and set to work detailing the inside of my car like a 16 year old with a 'new to them' vehicle.

On lunch that day I had finally (and I do mean finally) bought replacement car mats as mine had been looking rough for quite some time. So I hit the gas station for a vacuum, came home, armor alled the inside (clean and then protect), washed the insides of the windows, purses the scratched CDs, trash, lifetime supply of sonic mints I never eat but come on my daily diet coke, and picked a few dollars worth of change off the floor, and I even got out the spot shot and spot treated any of those weird areas of the seats and floor boards that get discolored.

Finally after all that, I laid down my new floor mats and rewarded myself (see, the bribery thing is real) with one of these bad boys:

After winning an ipod touch at a hotel grand reopening recently I really wanted a way to listen to it in my car so I could stop toting around burnt, homemade CDs. (yes, I was still doing this until Thursday). I figured this would be good motivation for me to get my car clean, purged, and organized just in time for back-to-back roadtrip weekends.

So hello 2011 and adult life sans homemade mixed CDs - I think were going to get along just fiine.




Kendra said...

I love that you bribe yourself..its such a great way to get things done!

Meghan said...

That looks amazing! I so need one now:)

Domesticated-Bliss said...

Ha! I totally agree with bribing yourself to do things you don't want to do :)

Wiz said...

The floor of my front passenger seat is always full of work shoes! Do funny.

Claudia said...

Do you have the AV plug on your car stereo system? I've been trying to figure out how to listen to ipod without spending tons of money to convert my stereo system....

Becca Christensen said...

Hi Claudia - I tried to comment on your blog with my answer but it won't let me. So, no, I don't have an AV plug in so that's why I have the one that plugs into the cig lighter area (which doesn't actually have a cig lighter but you know what I mean). I've been really pleased with it so far!