Winter is winding down and spring is around the corner here in Dixon, and it’s the perfect time to rid your car of its winter gear and give it a good spring clean. If you and your family want to give your Nissan a deep scrub, check out these helpful tips:
The first step is the easiest: you need to remove the junk and clutter from your Nissan. Not only will this immediately make your car look better, it will also reveal other messes that need your attention. Besides, who needs the winter gloves and scarves littered all over the backseat when you really need access to your umbrella instead?
Clean Your Upholstery
Clearing out your car should give you a good idea of what parts of your upholstery and floors need to be scrubbed or vacuumed. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down all surfaces, even the ceiling.
Dust your dashboard, center console, and vents so you can easily breathe in the fresh spring air. Don’t forget to reach all the way up on the dashboard to where it meets the windshield.
Scrub Your Mats
Remove the layers of salt, grime, and slush by taking your mats out, shaking them down, and scrubbing them thoroughly. Don’t be afraid to take a power washer to your mats.
Once the interior is fresh and clean, finish the job with a detailed car wash. Make sure to focus on wheel wells, hubcaps, and the underside of your Nissan, as they took the brunt of the impact during winter.
If the COVID-19 crisis has left you working from home, you find yourself confronted with a new set of unique challenges. This holds particularly true if you’re a parent whose kids are staying home with during the typical 9-to-5. While working from home with kids is a real challenge, taking a few steps can help make the process easier for everyone.
Let people know what (and who) you’re working with
While viral videos might have you think that kids busting into the room on a call is cute or funny, it can be a major problem if you’re speaking with an important client, customer, or supervisor. To avoid any ill feelings, let anyone you’re on a call with know that your kids are home, which will ensure no one is surprised to hear crying or see a small face pop up on a Zoom call. On the flipside, make sure your little ones know that you have an important meeting and that they need to be as quiet as possible.
Empower your kids to entertain themselves
Even if they have a short attention span or finnicky sense of focus, your child should be able to lock into a n unsupervised activity long enough for you to get important stuff done. Whether it’s putting the baby down to nap, turning on the television for an afternoon cartoon, or giving your kid a chore or homework to complete by a deadline, you can create pockets of time where you can better focus on your work while your kid focuses on their own tasks.
If you’ve already slacked off on your New Year’s resolutions,
you are not alone. According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, more than
40 percent of people who set goals for the beginning of the year abandon them
in the first few months. Here are some ideas for getting those goals back on
Remind Yourself Why You Wanted to Do This
changes in our behavior can be uncomfortable, and when we feel discomfort, our
natural inclination is to move back to our comfort zone. Remind yourself why
your goal is important.
Look at Your Stumbles in a More Positive Light
Nothing teaches life lessons better than failure. Take a
look at your situation and try to find the important lessons in it so that the
next try will be more successful.
Tweak Your Goal
Sometimes your goal is not formulated correctly and you are
focusing on the wrong thing. If you goal is to make more money, how are you
going to get there? Perhaps a goal of finding a new job combined with reducing
expenses would be a better way to go.
Ask for Help
We can’t do everything on our own. If your New Year’s
resolution was to lose weight, it can be easier to do with a friend. The two of
you can keep each other motivated to go to the gym and watch calories.
If one of your 2020 goals is purchasing a new ride or taking better care of your current one, contact us here at Ken Nelson Nissan.