Let me state two things, right off the bat, so we’re all crystal clear.
1) This is a first world problem. It bugs me, but there are millions of worse problems. Billions. I realize this.
2) I am so delighted with this little fix that I can barely contain my excitement.
I like a clean car. A super, fastidiously clean car. In fact, my Penelope tendencies are really at their very worst in my car. I don’t eat in my car. I only drink water or coffee in my car. I don’t allow others to eat in my car. I insist my children keep their feet off my seats and my dog stay only in the back cargo area, in his own seat, of my SUV. All sand, mulch and dirt residue from park or beach outings must be removed as much as humanly possibly before entering my car.
I’m the car nazi.
I can’t help it. (Insert whiney voice.) My car is my sanctuary. I need it to be as clean and new-looking as possible.
Given that my equally anal husband (I love you, honey!) washes and details my car weekly, we do ok.
Except for the cupholder schmutz. You know that? In black cupholders (which even my light leather interior has) with that sort of sticky texture, every single fuzz or dust or fiber seems to collect at the bottom of the cupholder. I can’t stand it. I’m forever trying to get it clean and I just can’t.
I got the genius idea to put a little “tray” at the bottom of the cupholder. I’d seen some people use cupcake liners, but those stuck to the bottom of the cup and came up too high for many drinking vessels, making them tough to use.
Then, when I was at Target, I saw these: silicon mini tart baking containers. A mini-TART, people. Low, but wide. Lightbulb!!! (Spoken in my best Gru voice.) (I can’t find a link directly to the Target website, but I’m thinking if mini tarts work, then jumbo cupcakes will work, too.)
Cute, pastel, pack of 6. So, as soon as the blue wears on me, I can switch to the pink or yellow.
They fit perfectly.
And they don’t seem to attract the schmutz. Or, if they do, I can barely see it on the light surface.
As I said. This is not curing the major problems of the world. But, it helps solve a very, very small one for this Penelope. And that’s enough for me.
Let me know: am I the only one bugged by the Cupholder Schmutz?