If spend any meaningful commute time in the car (even if, like me, you just take it to the train station), chances are it’s getting filthier than you realize, both inside and out. It’s hard for you to see it because you’re in the automatic zone of driving it back and forth every day. You stop seeing it the way somebody would who walks up to it with a fresh set of eyes.
Take some time out, maybe this weekend, to get (or give) it a good cleaning, inside and out. Vacuum those crumbs, collect all that spare change that’s fallen out of your pockets and go put it in a jar in the house. Get rid of the food wrappers you threw in the back seat. Bring the kids’ toys in the house, they’re probably looking for them.
Trust me, your ride to work the next day will feel shorter. It’s like wearing new clothes. You can’t help but start the day on a better foot when you feel new.