We got the family bus this past spring. It hasn’t been cleaned thoroughly since then. Let’s just say it was time!
Since we live so far away from town, we often eat in the bus. We’ve had several pizza parties in the aisle–we grab $5 pizzas on our monthly shopping trip.
More than one juice box has leaked all over the floor, causing sticky conditions. So last week, we decided to clean it out.
Cleaning a bus is WAY more fun than cleaning a car. With a car, you have to pick everything up, drag over a vacuum, and spend a long time vacuuming all the nooks and crannies where stuff can pile up.
How Did We Clean the Bus?
1. Pick up the stuff.
2. Park the bus on a hill, with the nose pointed uphill.
3. Open the emergency door.
4. Bring the hose over.
5. Spray the floor down and watch all the dirt run out the emergency door.
6. Use a broom to sweep the extra water out.
7. Let it air dry!
Okay, with all those steps, maybe it’s not all that much faster to clean the bus out. But, it was enjoyable.
The kids loved watching the water run out. They also helped to sweep the extra water out of the bus when we were done.
We can’t really clean the bus out like this in the winter. The water would freeze before it dried, and create really slippery, unsafe conditions.
You also have to be careful not to spray the console up front with the radio and all the light buttons. The steps up front had to be sprayed carefully to avoid splashing all that important stuff.
Once done, we just let it air dry. By the time we needed to use it that evening, the water was gone.
The bus is now cleaned, and ready for winter. I’m sure it’ll be ready for another bath come spring!