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5 Easy Tips for Washing Your Car

Although no one has ever complained about going broke from car washes, it can’t hurt to save a few dollars here and there by washing your own car. Washing your car is not a difficult task, however, there are some strategies that will help you get from start to finish with good results. Whether you just want the car to look nicer or you need to wash it after collision repairs, simple steps will help you get the job done without taking a long time or over working yourself.

Clean the Wheels First

Get your wheels out of the way first. Start by preparing a bucket of soapy water. Use soap designed for washing your car because many dish detergents and other soaps not designated for cars can wreak havoc on your cars paint job. Scrub your wheels and tires and rinse well.

Wash from Top to Bottom

Get a fresh bucket of soapy water and a bucket of plain water. Make sure that you use a fabric or material that will not scratch your car like chenille. Rinse your car first to dislodge any debris or particles. This will make the cleaning process much easier. Start scrubbing at the top of your car and work your way down. Clean everything from the top of your car all the way down to the bottom panels. Rinse your sponge frequently and wring it out in your extra bucket of water to avoid spreading dirt.

Pre-treat Stubborn Spots

Pretreat stubborn spots with a spot treatment suitable for cars and moisten your sponge. Gently scrub the spots to loosen the debris. However, make sure your sponge is wet enough to prevent scratches from forming on your car.


It doesn’t take a high-pressure rinse to get all the soap off your car. Free flowing water from a bucket does a great job. You can rinse from the top down. The water will sheet off your car easily removing the soap. However, rinse thoroughly until the car is soap free.


Drying your car is essential. Use a microfiber towel or a non-abrasive material to dry your car after you have finished rinsing it. Leather chamois are very absorbent as well. However, there are many different things that you can use to dry your car that will not be damaging to your paint job.

Although washing your car doesn’t take rocket science, there are strategies that you can use to make the job more efficient and easier to accomplish. Plus, you’ll get your car ultra clean. Do yourself a favor and save a few dollars by washing your own car.

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44 Lyrics For When You Need An Instagram Caption

Your caption is just as important as the filter.

Choosing the caption for your Instagram can be almost as challenging as deciding on a filter. So, if you’re ready to post that Insta, but don’t know what to say, here are 44 lyrics for when you need an Instagram caption.

1. “Be young, be dope, be proud.” - Lana Del Rey, "American"

2. “I can’t really see another squad tryna cross us.” - Drake, "No Tellin’"

3. “Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.” - Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

4. “I’m throwin' shade like it’s sunny.” - Nicki Minaj, "Want Some More"

5. “I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist.” - Sia, "Chandelier"

6. “Find me where the wild things are.” - Alessia Cara, "Wild Things"

7. “If I was you, I'd wanna be me too.” - Meghan Trainor, "Me Too"

8. “Sweet like candy to my soul, sweet you rock and sweet you roll.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me"

9. “I swear this life is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever known.” - Drake, "Over"

10. “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.” - Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

11. “But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all? - Bastille, "Pompeii"

12. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” - John Lennon, "Imagine"

13. “You can’t choose what stays and what fades away.” - Florence + The Machine, "No Light, No Light"

14. “She acts like summer and walks like rain.” - Train, "Drops of Jupiter

15. “She’s a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too.” - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Free Fallin’"

16. “Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones.” - Coldplay, "Fix You"

17. “Say you’ll remember me.” - Taylor Swift, "Wildest Dreams"

18. I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart.” - Sia, "Elastic Heart"

19. “Give me the beat boys and free my soul.” - Uncle Kracker, "Drift Away"

20. “One of these days the clocks will stop, and time won’t mean a thing.” - Foo Fighters, "These Days"

21. “Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.” - Brad Paisley, Perfect Storm

22. “You are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need.” Zedd feat. The Foxes, "Clarity"

23. “Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she’s got the Mercedes bends.” - The Eagles, "Hotel California"

24. “Life imitates art.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

25. “Nobody said it was easy, no one said it would be this hard.” - Coldplay, "The Scientist"

26. “You’re gonna keep my soul, it was yours to have long ago.” - State Radio, "Keepsake"

27. “Celebrate we will ‘cause life is short but sweet for certain.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Two Step"

28. “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” - Florence + The Machine, "Shake it Out"

29. “There are many things I’d like to say to you but I don’t know how.” - Oasis, "Wonderwall"

30. “You say you want a revolution, well you know we all wanna change the world.” - The Beatles, "Revolution"

31. “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.” Billy Currington, "People Are Crazy"

32. “Well my heart is gold, and my hands are cold.” - Halsey, "Gasoline"

33. “I don’t want to be heard, I want to be listened to.” - Twenty One Pilots, "Forest"

34. “Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” - Mumford and Sons, "Awake My Soul"

35. “I think I need a sunrise, I’m tired of the sunset.” - Augustana, "Boston"

36. “All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am.” - Brandi Carlile, "The Story"

37. ‘Ready or not, here I come. Where you at? The night is young.” - Bridgit Mendler, "Ready or Not"

38. “In the land of Gods and Monsters, I was an angel.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

39. “Turns out not where, but who you’re with that really matters.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Best Of What’s Around"

40. “Know yourself, know your worth.” - Drake, "0 to 100"

41. “I’m little but I’m coming for the crown.” - Lorde, "Still Sane"

42. “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage?” - Rihanna, "Needed Me"

43. “Hands in the air like we don’t care.” - Miley Cyrus, "We Can’t Stop"

44. “I’ma keep running because a winner don’t quit on themselves.” - Beyonce, "Freedom"

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What To Do When You're An Introvert In An Extrovert's Field

Naps are acceptable


As I've gotten older I've become more of an introverted extrovert, but that really didn't start until I went to college. I still struggle a lot with needing to be around people and just getting so worn out after a couple of hours. This is especially hard when the career that I want to have involves me being with people all day every day.

This is how I have managed to cope with being an introvert in an extrovert's field.

1. Get a good night's rest.

Sleep is so important. Make sure you're fully rested and rejuvenated before your day starts.

2. Take breaks.

It's okay to say you need some extra time for lunch. Take some alone time to get back to your normal self.

3. Nap.

All you really need is 10-20 minutes for a quick nap and you'll be good to go.

4. Find people who are also introverted.

These people will be able to relate to how you're feeling and will be good people to go to when you have to be with people but don't really want to interact.

5. Know your limits.

Don't push yourself to interact if you know that you can't or have done too much that day. Understand that you have limits and respect them.

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