There is no home that does not have a reusable water bottle either plastic or metal. As you go along the road, you buy a bottle of water sometimes you throw it away at other times you take it home to reuse for other fluid content.
But the question that comes to mind is how often do you clean them? How well do you clean them?
Our water bottles are often stored in the store, kitchen or somewhere around the house. Even with their lids closed they can begin to have bad smells coming from keeping them in an unclean state.
Here are some of the most effective ways drink bottles clean and germ-free;
- If you have a dishwasher, you can drop it inside for a thorough cleaning
- Fill the bottle up with hot water add some drops of dishwashing soap then you can use a bottle brush or even old toothbrush to wash it in an out.
- After washing with soap and water, refill the bottle with water and then add some a few tablespoons of vinegar.
- Leave it to soak overnight in order to kill the germs then rinse out and allow to dry naturally.
- You can use baking or bicarb soda and warm water. Add a few teaspoons of baking soda, warm water into the bottle and allow it to soak for some hours then rinse out with hot water and soap.
- Freezing also can help kill bacteria. You can store your bottles in the freezer if you have space.
- After washing and ensuring it is germ-free, allow the bottles dry properly before storing them. Store them with the lids open so as to prevent the breeding of bacteria.