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Ways To Get Your Plastic Items Squeaky Clean Again



Plastic containers are a very practical part of our lives, allowing for handy storage on the go. But, unfortunately, plastic is a very absorbing material that keeps stains and odors trapped. Check this article to learn handy ways to get your plastic items squeaky clean once more.



How to tackle unpleasant smells


The first thing that plastic absorbs is, unfortunately, bad or strong odors. This can be easily solved by dissolving baking soda in a small dish of warm water. Dip the plastic container in your baking soda mix or pour it right into the container. Let the mix soak for about 30 minutes or until you notice the odor disappear, then rinse and dry. If youre dealing with a particularly nasty smell, fill your container with newspaper and close it for a couple of days. The paper will absorb the smell and that should do the trick!




How to take care of stains


Stains are a bit harder to tackle, so more people tend to the basic cleaning techniques such as creating a homemade bleaching mix of chlorine and warm water. Make enough of the mix so, when you pour it in your plastic container, it clears out an even portion of plastic. Leave the chlorine mixture sitting on the plastic container for about 30 minutes, you can also submerge the lid on a metal casserole. When you notice the plastic clearing out, wash the container in hot soapy water and let it air dry.




3 Popular cleaning methods


Kitchens all over the world have at least one tupper or plastic container with gunk, debris, stains or just a foul smell that you couldnt get rid off. Nobody is interested in using dingy Tupperware so youll be glad to hear theres something you can do about it. In this article youll find out the best ways to get your plastic items squeaky clean once more.




Hand sanitizer


This has proven to be one of the most effective cleaning methods for plastic containers with particularly hard-to-remove stains. Spot the stain and pour a generous amount of liquid sanitizer over it, then let it sit for about 45 minutes. Take a paper towel and wipe the plastic container with it, then rinse it with water and scrub with a bit of soap.




Baking soda paste


Baking soda is widely known as the king of all-natural cleaners. To perform this cleaning method, start by sprinkling a couple of tablespoons of baking soda to the bottom of the container and add lukewarm water little by little until you form a thick paste. The right consistency for the paste is when it feels thinner than toothpaste. Make sure to smear the paste all over the plastic container and let it sit for 30 minutes, wipe it with a damp cloth and finally rinse it with water and soap.




The sweet mix method


This cleaning method has become increasingly popular since some video tutorials spread on social media. To remove stains and leave your plastic container squeaky clean, start by pouring sugar into it. Once you completely cover the bottom of the container, pour your favorite dish soap, a few tablespoons of lukewarm water and, to top it off, toss 5 ice cubes on the container. Leave this mix to rest for about an hour, then remove the mix with a damp cloth, scrub with a brush and rinse with plain water. You'll be surprised with how clean your container is at the end.