Hello there frugal friends. It’s Tuesday, so that means I have a ‘Tuesday Tip’ for you! Ever found your little ones favorite cup smashed behind their bed? Did it have milk in it? Have you smelled a sippy cup with 5-day old water? It’s not too peachy either. Well, today I am going to tell you how to remove that smell and deep clean your cups!!
What You’ll Need
- Baking Soda
- Washcloth, bottle brush, sponge
- Dirty, smelly cup
1. Remove Pieces
If you have cups like us, you probably have a lid, cup, and some sort of no-spill filter. Take all the pieces apart to get a thorough clean.
2. Rinse Your Cup Thoroughly
Take your sink sprayer if necessary and spray each piece getting all the gunk off as best you can.
3. Add 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda to each cup/lid
I usually only do half a tablespoon for each lid
4. Add 1/4 Cup Vinegar to each cup/lid
If the cup has a straw, I usually pour some vinegar directly down the straw too. It will fizz, so include your toddler because he will probably think it’s AWESOME!
5. Fill Using Water
Once the fizz subsides, which is pretty instant, fill up your cups/lids with water. I usually throw the no-spill filter into the cup to soak.
6. Wait One Hour
On this particular day, I was on hold with Disney for half an hour trying to apply a promotion…. so it went by rather SLOWLY…
7. Hand Wash Cups/Lids or Throw in Dishwasher
Must be nice to be able to throw them in a dishwasher…probably wouldn’t have so many dirty cups if I had one…
8. Smell and Be Amazed!
Yes, yes, yes!! I have literally set cups out overnight with dawn dishsoap/water only to have that distant smelly cup syndrome. I was totally ecstatic to have perfect smelling cups once again!! I even did this with a water bottle Hubs left in the car and it worked just as well!!!
Hope you enjoyed this week’s Tuesday Tip! Be sure to stop back next week to see what else I have in store! Happy day Frugal Friends!!