Organisation guru shares her ‘super-simple, non-toxic’ trick for cleaning out kids’ water bottles: ‘This is amazing’
- An organisation expert has shared how she cleans her kids’ water bottles
- Anita Birges, from Sydney, uses dishwashing liquid, uncooked rice and water
A cleaning and organising guru has revealed a ‘non-toxic’ method for getting rid of mould, grime and bacteria in kids’ water bottles.
Anita Birges, who heads Mise en Place Professional Organising, used uncooked rice, dishwashing liquid and warm water to make her dirty bottle look like new again.
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Organisation queen Anita Birges (pictured) from Sydney, has shared her quick and easy trick for cleaning out kids’ water bottles to rid them of grime and mould
The mum uses uncooked rice, dishwashing liquid and warm water and said the hack is ‘super simple’ and ‘non toxic’
‘Have you checked the kids drink bottles before sending them back to school next week?’ she wrote in the clip’s caption.
‘Make sure you do, because you might find some nasty, mouldy surprises in there.’
Anita put a third of a cup of uncooked rice into the bottle saying the amount of rice may vary depending on the size of the container.
She then adds a few drops of dishwashing liquid and fills the bottle up half way with warm water.
Anita puts uncooked rice, dishwashing liquid and warm water in the bottle before closing the lid, shaking it up and draining away the contents. She then adds a few drops of dishwashing liquid and fills the bottle up half way with warm water and shakes before draining the contents
Anita then closes the lid and gives the bottle a good shake before draining contents out.
‘I drain the contents through a strainer so the rice doesn’t go down the sink. TIP, you can reuse the same rice for all the drink bottles!’ she said.
‘EXTRA TIP, this cleaning hack works great with vases as well.’
Viewers were wowed by the handy tip and some shared their own water bottle cleaning methods.
‘Ummm this is amazing!’ one woman wrote.
‘I use a bottle brush….they were invented to clean all types of bottles,’ said a second.
‘You can also add vinegar or silica for lemon, add boiling water, keep it standing for 30 minutes, rinse out – gone!’ a third suggested.
‘What about the smell? All our clean water bottles have an awful smell,’ one mum asked to which Anita replied: ‘Try shaking with baking soda after’.