I happened to be out running errands when the downpour started. Things have been really dry around here so it didn't take long for the roads to pool with water. As I was navigating my way through the rising flood, I drove through a particularly deep spot; one that made me pause and question, "Should I really drive through this mess?"
Like the ninny that I am, I drove right on through the water. Unbeknownst to me, some water managed to wash inside the back doors of my Suburban. It wasn't until Sunday that we noticed what had happened thanks to the lovely sour smell permeating the entire car.
Thankfully, or maybe not so thankfully, this wasn't our first time at the rodeo. We knew exactly how to fix our smelly, soggy problem... Cat litter.
The hubby zipped to the store and purchased a giant container of cat litter, specifically the clumping kind. We poured the entire jug into the back of the truck, spreading it to make sure that all of the damp carpet was covered in a nice thick layer. Then you wait.
We left the cat litter in the back of the truck for two days. After all of the water had been absorbed, we simply vacuumed out the litter and the truck was stink-free and good as new. It's that easy.
Next time one of your kids dumps an entire beverage in the floor boards or you leave the windows or sunroof open during a thunderstorm, don't fret. Just grab some cat litter and let it clean up the mess for you. It works every time.
This post is part of Works For Me Wednesday over at We Are THAT Family. Pop by for some more handy tips.