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Mum shares her simple two-step trick to clean your water bottle using household staples

How to clean your stainless steel water bottle: Mum shares her simple two-step trick that takes just 10 minutes

  • A mum-of-two has shared her simple two-step trick to clean your water bottle
  • Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said through daily use, bottles become dirty
  • To clean it, you need a simple solution of white vinegar and water for 10 minutes
  • Carolina has a following for her videos, including how to clean the dishwasher

A mum-of-two has shared her simple two-step trick to clean your reusable water bottle, and you can do it using pantry staples.

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said through daily use, water bottles can easily end up filled with pathogens, which can build to unhealthy levels if you keep drinking from the bottle without cleaning it.

To clean your bottle, Carolina recommends you use water and white vinegar. 

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A mum-of-two has shared her simple two-step trick to clean your re-usable water bottle, and you can do it using pantry staples (the water bottles pictured)

All you need is one cup of vinegar and some water, before soaking both the bottle and the lids for 10 minutes to clean away dirt, grime and any built-up pathogens (process pictured)

All you need is one cup of vinegar and some water, before soaking both the bottle and the lids for 10 minutes to clean away dirt, grime and any built-up pathogens (process pictured)

All you need is one cup of vinegar and some water, before soaking both the bottle and the lids for 10 minutes to clean away dirt, grime and any built-up pathogens (process pictured)

‘How to clean your bottles and make it smell fresh again,’ Carolina posted on TikTok.

‘Add one cup of vinegar to the bottle, fill the rest with water and soak the lids for 10 minutes.’

You should also leave your water bottle for 10 minutes to get rid of any dirt and grime, before rinsing the bottle well to make sure any leftover vinegar has been removed.

Vinegar is a great all-natural cleaning method for killing certain germs and bacteria.

This cleaning method won’t kill all bacteria, but it is good for a quick way to give them a refresh without a bottle brush.

Vinegar is a great all-natural cleaning method for killing certain germs and bacteria, and while it won't kill all germs, it is a great way to clean your water bottle quickly (process pictured)

Vinegar is a great all-natural cleaning method for killing certain germs and bacteria, and while it won't kill all germs, it is a great way to clean your water bottle quickly (process pictured)

Vinegar is a great all-natural cleaning method for killing certain germs and bacteria, and while it won’t kill all germs, it is a great way to clean your water bottle quickly (process pictured)

Thousands who saw the clip were impressed and said they would clean their own bottle immediately.

‘Great, I needed this,’ one woman wrote.

Others suggested other homemade formulas, including bicarb soda and boiling water or lemon, which can help to remove any dirt or grime.

Previously, Carolina revealed why you need to clean out your dishwasher at least once a month with baking soda and white vinegar (pictured)

Previously, Carolina revealed why you need to clean out your dishwasher at least once a month with baking soda and white vinegar (pictured)

Previously, Carolina revealed why you need to clean out your dishwasher at least once a month with baking soda and white vinegar (pictured)

Carolina has built up a huge following on TikTok for her educational cleaning videos, covering everything from how to clean your glass and screens to why you need to clean out your dishwasher at least once a month.

‘This is my quick and easy way to clean a dishwasher,’ Carolina posted.

All you need is some baking soda and white vinegar.

To clean your machine, Carolina said you should first sprinkle some baking soda into the machine behind the bottom rack.

‘Leave the baking soda for one hour so that it absorbs fully,’ Carolina said.

Following this, set your machine to a heavy cycle, and then open it midway through the cycle and pour in two cups of white vinegar.

‘Resume the cycle until it’s complete,’ Carolina said.

You should end up with a machine that is clean and free from debris and buildup.

The reason why the trick works is because the vinegar will break down any remaining bits of food, grease, soap scum, residue, and any other leftover grime.

Meanwhile, baking soda helps to remove stains and freshen the overall smell of your machine.  

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