How To Clean The Inside Of Bottles

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Clean The Inside Of Bottles

On many occasions, we have endless mountains of bottles building up at home. We want to reuse them, but we may not really know how we can clean the inside and get them ready for a new use. If you also find yourself in this traumatic situation, OneHowTo can help by showing you a simple trick that you can use to clean the inside of bottles easily. Pay attention!

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Steps to follow:

Once you have collected the bottles that you need to clean, the first thing you have to do is place them under a running tap to rinse them and remove any dirt or debris that may have collected inside them. Once done, dry the bottles with a very clean cloth.


Here we show you a cleaning tip that will be useful to make the interior of the bottles flawless and free of dodgy stains. First, you need to gather together the following ingredients: warm water, detergent and rice. Once ready, you should fill the bottle with warm water to about 3/4 full. Add a little detergent and then a teaspoon of uncooked rice. If the bottle is large, add a greater amount of each of the ingredients.

How To Clean The Inside Of Bottles - Step 2

Now, pop the cap onto the bottle or cover it with Sellotape so that it is completely covered. Vigorously shake the bottle up and down so that the rice will go around the bottle slowly stirring away. Be especially wary of those bottles that are more fragile, because any sudden movements could break them.


After a few minutes, the bottle will be clean inside; so now it's time to rinse the bottle well to remove all the grains of rice and soapy water. Later, let the bottle dry in the air.


In the event that the bottle has a crusty layer or some very stubborn stains, add an equal solution of white vinegar and warm water and leave it to stand for hours or overnight. The next day, rinse the bottle out and it will be completely clean.


You see, with this trick you'll clean the inside of the bottles and then you can reuse them for whatever you want. A good option is to use them to do some crafts and to create beautiful and useful items for your precious home. Look at the ideas that we will propose in the OneHowTo articles on re-using plastic bottles and how to decorate with glass bottles.

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