Mom, something stinks in here!
Those are the first words I hear as I open the car door to put Mauryn in her car seat. As Morgan is making this statement, I am hit with the smell. The smell of something very unpleasant. I immediately wonder what got left in the car that is rotting. We were on our way to the dentist office so investigating the source of the smell would have to wait. Thankfully the dentist office is less than 5 minutes from our house.
As soon as we return from the dentist office, I unload the children and everything from the car. The car seats, the misc toys, the trash, the pens, the shoes, and the coats. With each item I remove, I am amazed by what I find and the sheer amount of stuff in our vehicle (anyone else have this issue?).
I lift up floor mats, dig under seats, open every little compartment in search of the smell. I can't pinpoint the exact spot. I start to clean and the rotten smell is now mixed in with the smell of the cleaner. After the car is clean and everything back in its place, the smell seems to be more faint. Either the smell of the cleaner has overpowered the smell of something rotten or I just don't notice the rotten smell anymore. The true test will be when we get in the car tomorrow, will we be hit with the smell of something unpleasant or the smell of a freshly cleaned car. At least for a day, my vehicle is sparkling clean and vacuumed (gotta love the central vac hook up in the garage)!