You know what takes up a lot of your time? Life. You know what shouldn’t take up a lot of your time? Finding a car washer. You’ve probably cast a weary eye to your back windshield where someone’s written “wash me” with their finger and realized that it’s time for a good scrub down and detailing. After all, the way your car looks reflects back on you, right?
If you don’t have a Saturday afternoon to do all that spraying and hosing yourself, never fear – you have options! Here are a couple of ways that you can make sure your ride doesn’t look like it belongs to the Dust Bowl family from Grapes of Wrath.
Finding a car washer using an errand service
You either have time or you have money, and people that don’t have time but are willing to pay for things like finding a car washer are in luck. A whole new crop of start-ups have come into being expressly for that purpose. The much-talked-about site TaskRabbit takes all of the unknowns out of finding a car washer – errand folk are vetted and background checked. All you need to do is create an account to post your desire for finding a car washer.
Zaarly is another site that can help in finding a car washer – simply post what you’re looking for in your area. It’s free to post, and you simply chat to work out the details with someone in your area. Businesses and people will respond, and you can choose the offer that you like best from a verified Zaarly community member.
Finding a car washer to come to you
At the last job I had, there was an entrepreneurial man who used to come around with his mobile car wash service and hit up the entire office at one time. It was incredibly convenient for us, and we were willing to pay for the hand-washing service. If you search for mobile car wash services in your area, chances are you’ll come up with a myriad of options, or you can look for a service like GeoWash, which is an eco-friendly mobile car washing cart that comes to you and uses very little water to get your ride sparkly.
Finding a car washer old school-style
Do you live in a neighborhood or have a child of your own? Then finding a car washer should be a snap! Simply give one of the local kids the chance to put down the video game controller and pay them to hand wash your car. Not only will you be checking it off your To Do list, you’ll be helping to instill a great work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit in the next generation. So it’s like fulfilling your civic duty while finding a car washer. And remember – the going rate for a car wash should be at least $10 or so – enough so they can see a movie after!
It doesn’t have to be complicated to keep your ride looking so fresh and so clean. Lose the grime and save your time!