Most of us have plastic reusable water bottles at home but over time they become dirty and have grime collecting in the base. So here are a few steps and tips that will help you clean all the reusable water bottles at home and save you from investing in new ones.
To deep clean a water bottle, here are some easy steps you need to take:
- Take some very hot water and fill your bottle.
- Seal the bottle, shake and throw half of the water.
- Add a few drops of a good and effective liquid soap, close the bottle and shake well until you see some lather.
- Once done, pour out the liquid and rinse thoroughly.
- Keep the bottle upside down and let it dry.
- Rinse again and reuse.
- In 4 liters of water, mix a teaspoon bleach and another teaspoon of baking soda.
- Leave the liquid solution in the bottle overnight.
- In the daytime, pour out the solution and rinse thoroughly.
- Let the bottles dry and rinse again.
- Mix two bottle caps of vinegar in hot water.
- Pour the solution into the bottle and keep a little in a bowl to soak the lid as well.
- Let the solutions do their work for 30 minutes and if possible, leave them overnight.
- Scrub the inside with the water still inside, with a bottle brush.
- Use a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol to clean the bottle mouth and the lid and then rinse well.
- Let the bottle dry.
Top Tips to Choose the Best Reusable Bottle
- Buy a bottle that is made using safe ingredients. It must not have BPA or Bisphenol A which is a chemical used to make the bottles hard. It is said t have lead to health disorders. It is best to invest in stainless steel bottles or copper ones.
- Get an insulated water bottle. This keeps the water cold or hot and doesn't burn your fingers either.
- Invest in a bottle with a big mouth or wide mouth as it gets easier to clean.
- Make sure the bottle is leak-resistant to avoid accidents in your purse, bag.
So what kind of bottle do you plan on buying? You can buy a glass bottle but they can break so beware.
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